S. 821 (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.


Patrick Leahy

Senior Senator from Vermont



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Last Updated: Apr 14, 2011
Length: 23 pages

About the bill

Full Title

A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the same manner as spouses of citizens and lawful permanent residents and to penalize immigration fraud in connection with permanent partnerships.

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 Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 821”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


29 cosponsors (26D, 2I, 1R) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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S. 424 (111th) was a previous version of this bill.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 12, 2009

S. 296 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Feb 13, 2013

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