H.R. 1537 (112th): Uniting American Families Act of 2011


Apr 14, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 14, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Jerrold Nadler

Representative for New York's 8th congressional district



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Last Updated: Apr 14, 2011
Length: 26 pages

About the bill

Full Title

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity, and for other purposes.

Summary (CRS)

4/14/2011--Introduced.Uniting American Families Act of 2011 - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to include a "permanent partner" within the scope of such Act. Defines a "permanent partner" as an ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 14, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 1537”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


144 cosponsors (142D, 2R) (show)
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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

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Related Bills

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H.R. 1024 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 12, 2009

H.R. 519 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 5, 2013

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