Summary: H.R.4944 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)

There is one summary for H.R.4944. Bill summaries are authored by CRS.

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Introduced in House (02/06/2018)

Reuniting Families Act

This bill amends the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) to

  • recapture unused employment-based and family-sponsored visas from FY1992-FY2016;
  • reclassify spouses, permanent partners, minor children, and stepchildren of permanent residents as immediate relatives;
  • repeal the per-country immigration limits;
  • repeal specified bars to reentry and allow waivers of inadmissibility to promote family unity;
  • exempt children of naturalized Filipino veterans from immigration limitations; and
  • allow relatives of a deceased alien to maintain visa eligibility.

The bill defines "permanent partner" to purposes of applying the INA to LGBT families and individuals.