To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity, and for other purposes.
The bill’s titles are written by its sponsor.
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for New York's 8th congressional district. Democrat.
Last Updated: Apr 14, 2011
Length: 26 pages
112th Congress (2011–2013)
This bill was introduced on April 14, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
144 Cosponsors (142 Democrats, 2 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
“Congressman Sherman Fighting For LGBT Rights”
— Rep. Brad Sherman [D-CA32] (Co-sponsor) on Aug 22, 2011
May 8, 2007
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 2221 (110th).
Feb 12, 2009
Earlier Version — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 1024 (111th).
Apr 14, 2011
Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.
Feb 5, 2013
Reintroduced Bill — Introduced
This activity took place on a related bill, H.R. 519 (113th).
H.R. 1537 (112th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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This bill was introduced in the 112th Congress, which met from Jan 5, 2011 to Jan 3, 2013. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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