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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 Menéndez
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Immigration
  • Administrative remedies
  • Asia
  • Evidence and witnesses
  • Family relationships
  • Immigration status and procedures
  • Philippines
  • Visas and passports
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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.
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Total contributions given to Senators from interest groups that…

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 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 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 GillibrandDNY$3,548,975$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$966,047$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$216,038$0
Judd GreggRNH$5,750$0
Kay HaganDNC$870,173$0
Tom HarkinDIA$598,712$0
Orrin 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 KerryDMA$694,596$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$2,105,037$0
Herb KohlDWI$525$0
Jon KylRAZ$697,974$0
Mary LandrieuDLA$1,472,252$0
Frank LautenbergDNJ$789,157$0
Patrick 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 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 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 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 WarnerDVA$1,456,549$0
Jim WebbDVA$770,300$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,051,438$0
Roger 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 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 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 GillibrandDNY$3,548,975$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$966,047$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$216,038$0
Judd GreggRNH$5,750$0
Kay HaganDNC$870,173$0
Tom HarkinDIA$598,712$0
Orrin 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 KerryDMA$694,596$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$2,105,037$0
Herb KohlDWI$525$0
Jon KylRAZ$697,974$0
Mary LandrieuDLA$1,472,252$0
Frank LautenbergDNJ$789,157$0
Patrick 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 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 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 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 WarnerDVA$1,456,549$0
Jim WebbDVA$770,300$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$1,051,438$0
Roger 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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