HR 1537

112th CONGRESS
1st Session

H. R. 1537

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity, and for other purposes.

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

April 14, 2011

Mr. NADLER (for himself, Ms. ZOE LOFGREN of California, Mr. FRANK of Massachusetts, Ms. BALDWIN, Mr. POLIS, Mr. CICILLINE, Mr. CONYERS, Ms. PELOSI, Mr. HOYER, Mr. CLYBURN, Mr. HONDA, Mr. GUTIERREZ, Mr. ACKERMAN, Ms. BASS of California, Mr. BECERRA, Ms. BERKLEY, Mr. BERMAN, Mr. BISHOP of New York, Mr. BLUMENAUER, Mr. BRADY of Pennsylvania, Mrs. CAPPS, Mr. CAPUANO, Mr. CARSON of Indiana, Ms. CASTOR of Florida, Ms. CHU, Mr. CLAY, Ms. CLARKE of New York, Mr. CONNOLLY of Virginia, Mr. CROWLEY, Mrs. DAVIS of California, Mr. DEFAZIO, Ms. DEGETTE, Ms. DELAURO, Mr. DEUTCH, Mr. DOYLE, Mr. ELLISON, Mr. ENGEL, Ms. ESHOO, Mr. FARR, Mr. FILNER, Mr. GRIJALVA, Mr. HASTINGS of Florida, Mr. HEINRICH, Mr. HIMES, Mr. HINCHEY, Ms. HIRONO, Mr. HOLT, Mr. INSLEE, Mr. ISRAEL, Mr. JACKSON of Illinois, Ms. JACKSON LEE of Texas, Mr. JOHNSON of Georgia, Mr. KUCINICH, Mr. LANGEVIN, Mr. LARSEN of Washington, Ms. LEE of California, Mr. LEWIS of Georgia, Mrs. LOWEY, Mrs. MALONEY, Ms. MATSUI, Ms. MCCOLLUM, Mr. MCDERMOTT, Mr. MCGOVERN, Mr. MEEKS, Mr. GEORGE MILLER of California, Ms. MOORE, Mr. MORAN, Mrs. NAPOLITANO, Ms. NORTON, Mr. OLVER, Mr. PASCRELL, Mr. PALLONE, Mr. PASTOR of Arizona, Ms. PINGREE of Maine, Mr. PRICE of North Carolina, Mr. QUIGLEY, Mr. RANGEL, Ms. RICHARDSON, Mr. ROTHMAN of New Jersey, Ms. ROYBAL-ALLARD, Mr. RUSH, Ms. LINDA T. SANCHEZ of California, Ms. SCHAKOWSKY, Mr. SCHIFF, Mr. SERRANO, Mr. SIRES, Mr. SMITH of Washington, Ms. SPEIER, Mr. STARK, Ms. SUTTON, Mr. TOWNS, Ms. TSONGAS, Ms. WASSERMAN SCHULTZ, Ms. WATERS, Mr. WAXMAN, Mr. WEINER, Mr. WELCH, Ms. WOOLSEY, Mr. WU, Mr. TONKO, and Mr. COURTNEY) introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on the Judiciary


A BILL

To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity, and for other purposes.

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; AMENDMENTS TO IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY ACT.

SEC. 2. DEFINITIONS OF PERMANENT PARTNER AND PERMANENT PARTNERSHIP.

SEC. 3. DEFINITION OF CHILD.

SEC. 4. WORLDWIDE LEVEL OF IMMIGRATION.

SEC. 5. NUMERICAL LIMITATIONS ON INDIVIDUAL FOREIGN STATES.

SEC. 6. ALLOCATION OF IMMIGRANT VISAS.

SEC. 7. PROCEDURE FOR GRANTING IMMIGRANT STATUS.

SEC. 8. ANNUAL ADMISSION OF REFUGEES AND ADMISSION OF EMERGENCY SITUATION REFUGEES.

SEC. 9. ASYLUM.

SEC. 10. ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS OF REFUGEES.

SEC. 11. INADMISSIBLE ALIENS.

SEC. 12. NONIMMIGRANT STATUS FOR PERMANENT PARTNERS AWAITING THE AVAILABILITY OF AN IMMIGRANT VISA.

SEC. 13. DERIVATIVE STATUS FOR PERMANENT PARTNERS OF NONIMMIGRANT VISA HOLDERS.

SEC. 14. CONDITIONAL PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS FOR CERTAIN ALIEN SPOUSES, PERMANENT PARTNERS, AND SONS AND DAUGHTERS.

SEC. 15. CONDITIONAL PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS FOR CERTAIN ALIEN ENTREPRENEURS, SPOUSES, PERMANENT PARTNERS, AND CHILDREN.

SEC. 16. DEPORTABLE ALIENS.

SEC. 17. REMOVAL PROCEEDINGS.

SEC. 18. CANCELLATION OF REMOVAL; ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS.

SEC. 19. ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS OF NONIMMIGRANT TO THAT OF PERSON ADMITTED FOR PERMANENT RESIDENCE.

SEC. 20. APPLICATION OF CRIMINAL PENALTIES FOR MISREPRESENTATION AND CONCEALMENT OF FACTS REGARDING PERMANENT PARTNERSHIPS.

SEC. 21. REQUIREMENTS AS TO RESIDENCE, GOOD MORAL CHARACTER, ATTACHMENT TO THE PRINCIPLES OF THE CONSTITUTION.

SEC. 22. NATURALIZATION FOR PERMANENT PARTNERS OF CITIZENS.

SEC. 23. APPLICATION OF FAMILY UNITY PROVISIONS TO PERMANENT PARTNERS OF CERTAIN LIFE ACT BENEFICIARIES.

SEC. 24. APPLICATION TO CUBAN ADJUSTMENT ACT.

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