S. 1109 (112th): Military Families Act

May 26, 2011 (112th Congress, 2011–2013)
Died (Referred to Committee)
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H.R. 2638 (same title)
Referred to Committee — Jul 25, 2011

Robert “Bob” Menéndez
Senator from New Jersey
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Last Updated
May 26, 2011
7 pages
Related Bills
S. 2757 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Nov 09, 2009

H.R. 2638 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jul 25, 2011


This bill was introduced on May 26, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.

Introduced May 26, 2011
Referred to Committee May 26, 2011
Full Title

A bill to authorize the adjustment of status for immediate family members of individuals who served honorably in the Armed Forces of the United States during the Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts, and for other purposes.


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Military Families Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security (DHS) to adjust the status of an eligible alien to that of an alien lawfully admitted for permanent residence if the alien: (1) applies for adjustment (with a time limit for an alien applying as a family member of a deceased Armed Forces member), (2) is admissible to the United States as an immigrant, and (3) is physically present in the United States.
Applies such provision to an alien who is: (1) a parent, spouse, child, son, daughter, or the legal guardian of a child of a living Armed Forces member or of a deceased Armed Forces member who died as a result of service-incurred injury or disease; or (2) the spouse, child, son, or daughter of an alien described in clause (1).
Defines "Armed Forces member" as a person who: (1) is, or was at the time of the person's death, a U.S. national or lawfully admitted permanent resident; (2) served honorably on or after October 7, 2001, as a member of the National Guard or the Selected Reserve of the Ready Reserve, or in an active-duty status in the U.S. military; and (3) if separated from service was separated under honorable conditions.
Waives specified grounds of inadmissibility and authorizes the waiver of additional grounds of inadmissibility.
Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act - Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to exempt from worldwide or numerical limitations on immigrant visas the sons and daughters of Filipino World War II veterans who were naturalized under the Immigration Act of 1990 or other specified federal law.

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