S.821 - Uniting American Families Act of 2011112th Congress (2011-2012)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Leahy, Patrick J. [D-VT] (Introduced 04/14/2011)|
|Committees:||Senate - Judiciary|
|Latest Action:||04/14/2011 Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.821 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (04/14/2011)
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 individual 18 or older who: (1) is in a committed, intimate relationship with another individual 18 or older in which both individuals intend a lifelong commitment; (2) is financially interdependent with the other individual; (3) is not married to, or in a permanent partnership with, anyone other than the individual; (4) is unable to contract with the other individual a marriage cognizable under this Act; and (5) is not a first, second, or third degree blood relation of the other individual.
Defines "permanent partnership" as the relationship existing between two permanent partners.