Reuniting Families Act Introduced

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 09052866 (posted May. 28, 2009)"

On 5/20/09, Senator Menendez (D-NJ), Senator Gillibrand (D-NY), Senator Kennedy (D-MA), and Senator Schumer (D-NY) introduced the Reuniting Families Act (S.1085).

The bill aims to help family members reunite in America in a timely manner by reforming America's family-based immigration system to end lengthy separations of loved ones, promote family stability and foster the economic growth.

For more information, read the full text of the Reuniting Families Act (S. 1085) or read AILA’s section-by-section analysis of the bill..

A companion bill (H.R. 2709) was also introduced in the House of Representatives by Rep. Honda (D-CA).

 
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