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S. 424 - Uniting American Families Act of 2009

LGBT, Lesbian, Gay, Immigration, Citizenship, Greencard, Domestic partnership - Immigration. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the same manner as spouses of citizens and lawful permanent residents and to penalize immigration fraud in connection with permanent partnerships. (by… More
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the same manner as spouses of citizens and lawful permanent residents and to penalize immigration fraud in connection with permanent partnerships. (by CRS) Hide
 
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Uniting American Families Act of 2009

S. 424 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Keywords
LGBT, Lesbian, Gay, Immigration, Citizenship, Greencard, Domestic partnership
Summary
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the same manner as spouses of citizens and lawful permanent residents and to penalize immigration fraud in connection with permanent partnerships. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to eliminate discrimination in the immigration laws by permitting permanent partners of United States citizens and lawful permanent residents to obtain lawful permanent resident status in the same manner as spouses of citizens and lawful permanent residents and to penalize immigration fraud in connection with permanent partnerships.
Other Titles
  • Uniting American Families Act of 2009
Sponsor
Patrick J. Leahy
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Immigration
  • Immigration status and procedures
  • Marriage and family status
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Major Actions
Introduced2/12/2009
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced2/12/2009
2/12/2009Read twice and referred to the Committee on the Judiciary.
2/12/2009Sponsor introductory remarks on measure. (CR S2233-2234)
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14 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Uniting American Families Act of 2009

14 organizations supported this bill

American Bar Association
(2009, June 3). ABA. Retrieved June 8, 2009, from .
American Immigration Lawyers Association
(2009, June 3). AILA Support. Retrieved June 8, 2009, from .
American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association (2009, May 0). APA Supports Immigration Sponsorship for Members of Same-Sex Partnerships. Retrieved January 4, 2010, from American Psychological Association.
Asian Americans for Civil Rights and Equality
Raja, Vaishalee (2009, September 8). California Assembly Urges Congress to Extend Immigration Rights to Same-Sex Couples . Retrieved January 4, 2010, from Equality California.
Democrats Abroad
Democrats Abroad (2009, January 2). Recent Events. Retrieved January 4, 2010, from Democrats Abroad.
Equality California
(n.d.). EQCA Support. Retrieved June 8, 2009, from .
Heartland Alliance
(n.d.). NIJC Support. Retrieved June 8, 2009, from .
Human Rights Campaign
(n.d.). HRC Support. Retrieved June 8, 2009, from .
Immigration Equality
(2009, February 5). Immigration Equality News. Retrieved June 8, 2009, from .
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
(2009, June 3). NAACP Hearing Testimony. Retrieved June 8, 2009, from .
National Center for Lesbian Rights
(n.d.). NCLR Action Alert. Retrieved June 8, 2009, from .
National Gay and Lesbian Task Force
(2009, June 3). NGLTF Support. Retrieved June 8, 2009, from .
National Immigrant Justice Center
(n.d.). NIJC Support. Retrieved June 8, 2009, from .
U.S. Conference of Mayors
United States Conference of Mayors (n.d.). Equality and Civil Rights for Gay and Lesbian Americans. Retrieved January 4, 2010, from United States Conference of Mayors.

2 organizations opposed this bill

Center for Immigration Studies
(n.d.). Center for Immigration Studies . Retrieved June 8, 2009, from .
NumbersUSA
(2009, June 3). NumbersUSA Hearing Testimony. Retrieved June 8, 2009, from .

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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$166,315$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$378,750$0
John BarrassoRWY$54,757$0
Max BaucusDMT$686,746$0
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,003,217$0
Mark BegichDAK$549,493$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,383,490$0
Bob BennettRUT$138,000$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$452,924$0
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$72,250$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$2,321,714$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,593,408$0
Sam BrownbackRKS$18,840$0
Jim BunningRKY$32,150$0
Richard BurrRNC$496,479$0
Roland BurrisDIL$2,000$0
Robert ByrdDWV$360,160$0
Maria CantwellDWA$1,109,010$0
Ben CardinDMD$1,117,567$0
Tom CarperDDE$311,666$0
Bob CaseyDPA$3,950,798$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$607,376$0
Tom CoburnROK$88,590$0
William Thad CochranRMS$225,614$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$405,230$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$466,385$0
Bob CorkerRTN$599,109$0
John CornynRTX$1,258,497$0
Mike CrapoRID$144,840$0
Jim DeMintRSC$332,663$0
Chris DoddDCT$701,276$0
Byron DorganDND$270,973$0
Dick DurbinDIL$1,727,727$0
John EnsignRNV$194,612$0
Mike EnziRWY$48,001$0
Russ FeingoldDWI$1,240,728$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$694,656$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$3,019,261$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,058,949$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$237,090$0
Judd GreggRNH$8,750$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$864,363$0
Tom HarkinDIA$642,492$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$433,919$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$525,834$0
Jim InhofeROK$154,939$0
Dan InouyeDHI$358,060$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$440,032$0
Mike JohannsRNE$142,699$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$339,504$0
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$896,819$0
John F. KerryDMA$562,134$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$1,373,446$0
Herb KohlDWI$7,753$0
Jon KylRAZ$704,343$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,384,871$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$764,340$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$584,384$0
Carl LevinDMI$777,301$0
Joe LiebermanICT$1,240,205$0
Blanche LincolnDAR$657,071$0
Dick LugarRIN$254,065$0
Mel MartinezRFL$249,497$0
John McCainRAZ$281,431$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,853,402$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$860,183$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,964,088$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$742,564$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$255,991$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$178,797$0
Patty MurrayDWA$978,517$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$478,907$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,668,901$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$609,301$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$380,402$0
Harry ReidDNV$2,997,773$0
Jim RischRID$52,500$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$188,203$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$697,500$0
Bernie SandersIVT$344,585$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,756,242$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$350,630$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$799,220$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$323,850$0
Olympia J. SnoweRME$174,045$0
Arlen SpecterDPA$1,706,670$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,259,458$0
Jon TesterDMT$699,877$0
John ThuneRSD$233,228$0
Mark UdallDCO$1,378,574$0
Tom UdallDNM$978,143$0
David VitterRLA$458,118$0
George VoinovichROH$139,340$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,696,270$0
Jim WebbDVA$852,293$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$946,391$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$439,873$0
Ron WydenDOR$513,517$0

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$166,315$0
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$378,750$0
John BarrassoRWY$54,757$0
Max BaucusDMT$686,746$0
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$1,003,217$0
Mark BegichDAK$549,493$0
Michael F. BennetDCO$1,383,490$0
Bob BennettRUT$138,000$0
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$452,924$0
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$72,250$0
Barbara BoxerDCA$2,321,714$0
Sherrod BrownDOH$1,593,408$0
Sam BrownbackRKS$18,840$0
Jim BunningRKY$32,150$0
Richard BurrRNC$496,479$0
Roland BurrisDIL$2,000$0
Robert ByrdDWV$360,160$0
Maria CantwellDWA$1,109,010$0
Ben CardinDMD$1,117,567$0
Tom CarperDDE$311,666$0
Bob CaseyDPA$3,950,798$0
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$607,376$0
Tom CoburnROK$88,590$0
William Thad CochranRMS$225,614$0
Susan M. CollinsRME$405,230$0
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$466,385$0
Bob CorkerRTN$599,109$0
John CornynRTX$1,258,497$0
Mike CrapoRID$144,840$0
Jim DeMintRSC$332,663$0
Chris DoddDCT$701,276$0
Byron DorganDND$270,973$0
Dick DurbinDIL$1,727,727$0
John EnsignRNV$194,612$0
Mike EnziRWY$48,001$0
Russ FeingoldDWI$1,240,728$0
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$694,656$0
Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$3,019,261$0
Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,058,949$0
Chuck GrassleyRIA$237,090$0
Judd GreggRNH$8,750$0
Kay R. HaganDNC$864,363$0
Tom HarkinDIA$642,492$0
Orrin G. HatchRUT$433,919$0
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$525,834$0
Jim InhofeROK$154,939$0
Dan InouyeDHI$358,060$0
Johnny IsaksonRGA$440,032$0
Mike JohannsRNE$142,699$0
Tim JohnsonDSD$339,504$0
Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
Ted KennedyDMA$896,819$0
John F. KerryDMA$562,134$0
Amy KlobucharDMN$1,373,446$0
Herb KohlDWI$7,753$0
Jon KylRAZ$704,343$0
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,384,871$0
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$764,340$0
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$584,384$0
Carl LevinDMI$777,301$0
Joe LiebermanICT$1,240,205$0
Blanche LincolnDAR$657,071$0
Dick LugarRIN$254,065$0
Mel MartinezRFL$249,497$0
John McCainRAZ$281,431$0
Claire McCaskillDMO$1,853,402$0
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$860,183$0
Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,964,088$0
Jeff MerkleyDOR$742,564$0
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$255,991$0
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$178,797$0
Patty MurrayDWA$978,517$0
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$478,907$0
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,668,901$0
Mark L. PryorDAR$609,301$0
John "Jack" ReedDRI$380,402$0
Harry ReidDNV$2,997,773$0
Jim RischRID$52,500$0
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$188,203$0
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$697,500$0
Bernie SandersIVT$344,585$0
Chuck SchumerDNY$1,756,242$0
Jeff SessionsRAL$350,630$0
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$799,220$0
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$323,850$0
Olympia J. SnoweRME$174,045$0
Arlen SpecterDPA$1,706,670$0
Debbie StabenowDMI$1,259,458$0
Jon TesterDMT$699,877$0
John ThuneRSD$233,228$0
Mark UdallDCO$1,378,574$0
Tom UdallDNM$978,143$0
David VitterRLA$458,118$0
George VoinovichROH$139,340$0
Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,696,270$0
Jim WebbDVA$852,293$0
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$946,391$0
Roger F. WickerRMS$439,873$0
Ron WydenDOR$513,517$0

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Attorneys & law firms$64,537,184
Democratic/Liberal$5,121,726
Psychiatrists & psychologists$1,495,142
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,063,718
Gay & lesbian rights & issues$866,896
Human Rights$42,250
Municipal & county government organizations$0

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

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