S. 1085 - Reuniting Families Act

Immigration. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has been introduced. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Reuniting Families Act

S. 1085 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Summary
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Reuniting Families Act
Sponsor
Robert Menendez
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Immigration
  • Administrative remedies
  • Asia
  • Evidence and witnesses
  • Family relationships
  • Immigration status and procedures
  • Philippines
  • Visas and passports
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced5/20/2009
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced5/20/2009
5/20/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2005 For $757,448 Against $0
  2. March - April 2005 For $2,537,639 Against $0
  3. May - June 2005 For $2,873,961 Against $0
  4. July - August 2005 For $1,231,510 Against $0
  5. September - October 2005 For $2,635,599 Against $0
  6. November - December 2005 For $2,915,591 Against $0
  7. January - February 2006 For $1,154,082 Against $0
  8. March - April 2006 For $3,441,916 Against $0
  9. May - June 2006 For $3,535,759 Against $0
  10. July - August 2006 For $2,188,073 Against $0
  11. September - October 2006 For $5,692,702 Against $0
  12. November - December 2006 For $1,245,782 Against $0
  13. January - February 2007 For $1,002,567 Against $0
  14. March - April 2007 For $2,328,531 Against $0
  15. May - June 2007 For $2,493,180 Against $0
  16. July - August 2007 For $838,728 Against $0
  17. September - October 2007 For $1,981,689 Against $0
  18. November - December 2007 For $2,442,094 Against $0
  19. January - February 2008 For $1,330,420 Against $0
  20. March - April 2008 For $2,281,959 Against $0
  21. May - June 2008 For $2,525,758 Against $0
  22. July - August 2008 For $1,503,728 Against $0
  23. September - October 2008 For $3,058,727 Against $0
  24. November - December 2008 For $746,195 Against $0
  25. January - February 2009 For $1,061,223 Against $0
  26. March - April 2009 For $2,241,747 Against $0
  27. May - June 2009 For $2,570,961 Against $0
  28. July - August 2009 For $1,150,535 Against $0
  29. September - October 2009 For $2,452,599 Against $0
  30. November - December 2009 For $2,038,174 Against $0
  31. January - February 2010 For $954,072 Against $0
  32. March - April 2010 For $2,293,298 Against $0
  33. May - June 2010 For $2,298,208 Against $0
  34. July - August 2010 For $1,287,715 Against $0
  35. September - October 2010 For $2,846,068 Against $0
  36. November - December 2010 For $838,898 Against $0

Votes

    15 Organizations Supported and 0 Opposed; See Which Ones

    Organizations that took a position on
    Reuniting Families Act

    15 organizations supported this bill

    American Immigration Lawyers Association
    Menendez, Robert (2009, September 19). SEN. MENENDEZ AND REP. HONDA WORK TO PROTECT FAMILY REUNIFICATION IN THE IMMIGRATION PROCESS. Retrieved January 13, 2010, from Robert Menedez.
    Asian American Justice Center
    Asian American Justice Center (n.d.). Strengthen Our Immigration System!. Retrieved January 13, 2010, from Asian American Justice Center.
    Christian Reformed Church
    Christian Reformed Church Office of Social Justice (n.d.). The Reuniting Families Act. Retrieved January 20, 2010, from Christian Reformed Church.
    Church World Service
    Menendez, Robert (2009, September 19). SEN. MENENDEZ AND REP. HONDA WORK TO PROTECT FAMILY REUNIFICATION IN THE IMMIGRATION PROCESS. Retrieved January 13, 2010, from Robert Menedez.
    Human Rights Campaign
    Human Rights Campaign (2009, June 4). Human Rights Campaign Lauds Introduction of Reuniting Families Act. Retrieved January 13, 2010, from Human Rights Campaign.
    Japanese American Citizens League
    Menendez, Robert (2009, September 19). SEN. MENENDEZ AND REP. HONDA WORK TO PROTECT FAMILY REUNIFICATION IN THE IMMIGRATION PROCESS. Retrieved January 13, 2010, from Robert Menedez.
    Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Fund
    Menendez, Robert (2009, September 19). SEN. MENENDEZ AND REP. HONDA WORK TO PROTECT FAMILY REUNIFICATION IN THE IMMIGRATION PROCESS. Retrieved January 13, 2010, from Robert Menedez.
    National Center for Lesbian Rights
    National Center For Lesbian Rights (n.d.). Tell Congress to Keep Our Families Together!. Retrieved January 13, 2010, from National Center For Lesbian Rights.
    National Council of La Raza
    Menendez, Robert (2009, September 19). SEN. MENENDEZ AND REP. HONDA WORK TO PROTECT FAMILY REUNIFICATION IN THE IMMIGRATION PROCESS. Retrieved January 13, 2010, from Robert Menedez.
    National Immigration Forum
    Menendez, Robert (2009, September 19). SEN. MENENDEZ AND REP. HONDA WORK TO PROTECT FAMILY REUNIFICATION IN THE IMMIGRATION PROCESS. Retrieved January 13, 2010, from Robert Menedez.
    National Organization for Women
    Menendez, Robert (2009, September 19). SEN. MENENDEZ AND REP. HONDA WORK TO PROTECT FAMILY REUNIFICATION IN THE IMMIGRATION PROCESS. Retrieved January 13, 2010, from Robert Menedez.
    Network, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby
    NETWORK (n.d.). Would you want to wait 14 years to be reunited with a parent?. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from NETWORK.
    United Church of Christ
    United Church of Christ (n.d.). Advocacy Issues. Retrieved January 20, 2010, from United Church of Christ.
    United Methodist Church
    Menendez, Robert (2009, September 19). SEN. MENENDEZ AND REP. HONDA WORK TO PROTECT FAMILY REUNIFICATION IN THE IMMIGRATION PROCESS. Retrieved January 13, 2010, from Robert Menedez.
    United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
    United States Conference Of Catholic Bishops (2009, June 2). Bishops Support Family Reunification Senate Bill, Not Able to Support Similar House Legislation. Retrieved June 4, 2009, from United States Conference Of Catholic Bishops.

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    Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
    Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

    Contributions by Legislator

    Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$162,015$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$375,700$0
    John BarrassoRWY$48,757$0
    Max BaucusDMT$652,486$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$988,353$0
    Mark BegichDAK$422,291$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$1,205,673$0
    Bob BennettRUT$135,400$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$416,975$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$65,500$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$2,949,381$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,629,502$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$16,840$0
    Jim BunningRKY$35,450$0
    Richard BurrRNC$444,983$0
    Roland BurrisDIL$2,000$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$219,826$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$1,252,306$0
    Ben CardinDMD$1,192,905$0
    Tom CarperDDE$335,326$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$4,185,386$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$645,535$0
    Tom CoburnROK$94,439$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$203,264$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$517,009$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$435,503$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$574,059$0
    John CornynRTX$1,239,558$0
    Mike CrapoRID$149,540$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$316,713$0
    Chris DoddDCT$671,326$0
    Byron DorganDND$233,273$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$1,710,896$0
    John EnsignRNV$216,813$0
    Mike EnziRWY$44,001$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$907,291$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$599,173$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$3,548,975$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$966,047$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$216,038$0
    Judd GreggRNH$5,750$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$870,173$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$598,712$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$452,969$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$518,185$0
    Jim InhofeROK$165,268$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$343,510$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$422,582$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$140,449$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$252,945$0
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$853,347$0
    John F. KerryDMA$694,596$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$2,105,037$0
    Herb KohlDWI$525$0
    Jon KylRAZ$697,974$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,472,252$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$789,157$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$556,434$0
    Carl LevinDMI$700,972$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$1,135,409$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$572,356$0
    Dick LugarRIN$264,640$0
    Mel MartinezRFL$300,130$0
    John McCainRAZ$288,206$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$2,505,142$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$881,033$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,935,656$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$505,131$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$371,883$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$186,022$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$1,243,168$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$460,157$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,474,843$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$623,301$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$371,628$0
    Harry ReidDNV$2,958,371$0
    Jim RischRID$50,000$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$195,853$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$677,074$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$129,959$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$1,813,342$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$354,839$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,328,275$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$333,250$0
    Olympia SnoweRME$211,357$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$1,741,188$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$1,786,874$0
    Jon TesterDMT$550,442$0
    John ThuneRSD$230,553$0
    Mark UdallDCO$1,052,256$0
    Tom UdallDNM$803,327$0
    David VitterRLA$442,659$0
    George VoinovichROH$144,340$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,456,549$0
    Jim WebbDVA$770,300$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,051,438$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$407,573$0
    Ron WydenDOR$501,267$0

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    NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
    That Supported
    $ From Interest Groups
    That Opposed
    Daniel K. AkakaDHI$162,015$0
    Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$375,700$0
    John BarrassoRWY$48,757$0
    Max BaucusDMT$652,486$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$988,353$0
    Mark BegichDAK$422,291$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$1,205,673$0
    Bob BennettRUT$135,400$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$416,975$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$65,500$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$2,949,381$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,629,502$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$16,840$0
    Jim BunningRKY$35,450$0
    Richard BurrRNC$444,983$0
    Roland BurrisDIL$2,000$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$219,826$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$1,252,306$0
    Ben CardinDMD$1,192,905$0
    Tom CarperDDE$335,326$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$4,185,386$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$645,535$0
    Tom CoburnROK$94,439$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$203,264$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$517,009$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$435,503$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$574,059$0
    John CornynRTX$1,239,558$0
    Mike CrapoRID$149,540$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$316,713$0
    Chris DoddDCT$671,326$0
    Byron DorganDND$233,273$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$1,710,896$0
    John EnsignRNV$216,813$0
    Mike EnziRWY$44,001$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$907,291$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$599,173$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$3,548,975$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$966,047$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$216,038$0
    Judd GreggRNH$5,750$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$870,173$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$598,712$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$452,969$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$518,185$0
    Jim InhofeROK$165,268$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$343,510$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$422,582$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$140,449$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$252,945$0
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$853,347$0
    John F. KerryDMA$694,596$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$2,105,037$0
    Herb KohlDWI$525$0
    Jon KylRAZ$697,974$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,472,252$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$789,157$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$556,434$0
    Carl LevinDMI$700,972$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$1,135,409$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$572,356$0
    Dick LugarRIN$264,640$0
    Mel MartinezRFL$300,130$0
    John McCainRAZ$288,206$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$2,505,142$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$881,033$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,935,656$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$505,131$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$371,883$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$186,022$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$1,243,168$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$460,157$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,474,843$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$623,301$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$371,628$0
    Harry ReidDNV$2,958,371$0
    Jim RischRID$50,000$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$195,853$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$677,074$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$129,959$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$1,813,342$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$354,839$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,328,275$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$333,250$0
    Olympia SnoweRME$211,357$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$1,741,188$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$1,786,874$0
    Jon TesterDMT$550,442$0
    John ThuneRSD$230,553$0
    Mark UdallDCO$1,052,256$0
    Tom UdallDNM$803,327$0
    David VitterRLA$442,659$0
    George VoinovichROH$144,340$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,456,549$0
    Jim WebbDVA$770,300$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,051,438$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$407,573$0
    Ron WydenDOR$501,267$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Attorneys & law firms$64,802,071
    Women's issues$7,635,330
    Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,152,022
    Gay & lesbian rights & issues$857,738
    Churches, clergy & religious organizations$299,375
    Human Rights$30,600
    Immigration Rights Policy$0

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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