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H.R. 717 – Reuniting Families Act

Cite as "AILA InfoNet Doc. No. 13030453 (posted Mar. 4, 2013)"

H.R. 717 – Reuniting Families Act, introduced by Rep. Honda (D-CA), contains practical solutions for reducing family immigration visa backlogs and promoting humane and timely reunification of immigrant families. Specifically, the bill includes provisions that would ensure that visas are allocated efficiently; alleviate lengthy wait times that keep legal immigrants and their overseas loved ones separated for years, and decrease measures that prevent family members from obtaining visas. The bill also eliminates discrimination in immigration law against same-sex, permanent partners and their families who are seeking to reunite.

Text of H.R. 717

AILA Statement of Support (AILA Doc No. 13021521.)

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