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
Related Bills
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)
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2005 For $741,894 Against $0
  2. March - April 2005 For $2,477,939 Against $0
  3. May - June 2005 For $2,891,163 Against $0
  4. July - August 2005 For $1,087,674 Against $0
  5. September - October 2005 For $2,476,858 Against $0
  6. November - December 2005 For $2,664,878 Against $0
  7. January - February 2006 For $1,092,730 Against $0
  8. March - April 2006 For $3,075,707 Against $0
  9. May - June 2006 For $3,386,107 Against $0
  10. July - August 2006 For $2,117,318 Against $0
  11. September - October 2006 For $5,516,988 Against $0
  12. November - December 2006 For $1,339,943 Against $0
  13. January - February 2007 For $966,867 Against $0
  14. March - April 2007 For $2,280,971 Against $0
  15. May - June 2007 For $2,366,310 Against $0
  16. July - August 2007 For $840,620 Against $0
  17. September - October 2007 For $2,073,297 Against $0
  18. November - December 2007 For $2,333,507 Against $0
  19. January - February 2008 For $1,367,950 Against $0
  20. March - April 2008 For $2,295,151 Against $0
  21. May - June 2008 For $2,707,467 Against $0
  22. July - August 2008 For $1,474,763 Against $0
  23. September - October 2008 For $3,131,020 Against $0
  24. November - December 2008 For $645,587 Against $0
  25. January - February 2009 For $1,077,598 Against $0
  26. March - April 2009 For $2,145,938 Against $0
  27. May - June 2009 For $2,579,601 Against $0
  28. July - August 2009 For $1,164,889 Against $0
  29. September - October 2009 For $2,271,587 Against $0
  30. November - December 2009 For $2,010,428 Against $0
  31. January - February 2010 For $985,573 Against $0
  32. March - April 2010 For $2,335,950 Against $0
  33. May - June 2010 For $2,133,518 Against $0
  34. July - August 2010 For $1,141,830 Against $0
  35. September - October 2010 For $2,874,632 Against $0
  36. November - December 2010 For $674,903 Against $0

Votes

    12 Organizations Supported and 2 Opposed; See Which Ones

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

    12 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 Center for Lesbian Rights
    (n.d.). NCLR Action Alert. 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$683,746$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$999,767$0
    Mark BegichDAK$537,147$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$1,376,840$0
    Bob BennettRUT$138,000$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$446,924$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$72,250$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$2,316,014$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,593,658$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$18,840$0
    Jim BunningRKY$32,150$0
    Richard BurrRNC$493,479$0
    Roland BurrisDIL$2,000$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$357,160$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$1,100,610$0
    Ben CardinDMD$1,105,592$0
    Tom CarperDDE$310,116$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$3,949,048$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$590,626$0
    Tom CoburnROK$88,590$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$225,614$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$404,980$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$466,385$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$599,109$0
    John CornynRTX$1,258,497$0
    Mike CrapoRID$143,840$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$332,163$0
    Chris DoddDCT$699,176$0
    Byron DorganDND$270,973$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$1,697,627$0
    John EnsignRNV$195,112$0
    Mike EnziRWY$48,001$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$1,222,803$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$697,656$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$3,015,861$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,052,949$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$237,340$0
    Judd GreggRNH$8,750$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$859,976$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$642,142$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$433,919$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$526,834$0
    Jim InhofeROK$155,189$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$356,560$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$420,132$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$142,199$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$339,504$0
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$876,719$0
    John F. KerryDMA$549,634$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$1,369,446$0
    Herb KohlDWI$7,753$0
    Jon KylRAZ$703,343$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,387,421$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$758,590$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$587,884$0
    Carl LevinDMI$773,001$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$1,239,105$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$656,821$0
    Dick LugarRIN$254,565$0
    Mel MartinezRFL$250,497$0
    John McCainRAZ$281,431$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,845,227$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$860,183$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,965,738$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$731,477$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$255,991$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$178,797$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$971,317$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$477,707$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,655,551$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$600,751$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$372,952$0
    Harry ReidDNV$2,971,183$0
    Jim RischRID$52,500$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$187,703$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$692,500$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$344,585$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$1,742,242$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$350,630$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$788,449$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$323,850$0
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$174,045$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$1,695,418$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$1,248,058$0
    Jon TesterDMT$694,627$0
    John ThuneRSD$233,228$0
    Mark UdallDCO$1,372,478$0
    Tom UdallDNM$977,125$0
    David VitterRLA$458,118$0
    George VoinovichROH$138,340$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,685,986$0
    Jim WebbDVA$849,743$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$941,537$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$439,873$0
    Ron WydenDOR$509,367$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$683,746$0
    Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$999,767$0
    Mark BegichDAK$537,147$0
    Michael F. BennetDCO$1,376,840$0
    Bob BennettRUT$138,000$0
    Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$446,924$0
    Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$72,250$0
    Barbara BoxerDCA$2,316,014$0
    Sherrod BrownDOH$1,593,658$0
    Sam BrownbackRKS$18,840$0
    Jim BunningRKY$32,150$0
    Richard BurrRNC$493,479$0
    Roland BurrisDIL$2,000$0
    Robert ByrdDWV$357,160$0
    Maria CantwellDWA$1,100,610$0
    Ben CardinDMD$1,105,592$0
    Tom CarperDDE$310,116$0
    Bob CaseyDPA$3,949,048$0
    Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$590,626$0
    Tom CoburnROK$88,590$0
    William Thad CochranRMS$225,614$0
    Susan M. CollinsRME$404,980$0
    Gaylord Kent ConradDND$466,385$0
    Bob CorkerRTN$599,109$0
    John CornynRTX$1,258,497$0
    Mike CrapoRID$143,840$0
    Jim DeMintRSC$332,163$0
    Chris DoddDCT$699,176$0
    Byron DorganDND$270,973$0
    Dick DurbinDIL$1,697,627$0
    John EnsignRNV$195,112$0
    Mike EnziRWY$48,001$0
    Russ FeingoldDWI$1,222,803$0
    Dianne FeinsteinDCA$697,656$0
    Kirsten E. GillibrandDNY$3,015,861$0
    Lindsey GrahamRSC$1,052,949$0
    Chuck GrassleyRIA$237,340$0
    Judd GreggRNH$8,750$0
    Kay R. HaganDNC$859,976$0
    Tom HarkinDIA$642,142$0
    Orrin G. HatchRUT$433,919$0
    Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$526,834$0
    Jim InhofeROK$155,189$0
    Dan InouyeDHI$356,560$0
    Johnny IsaksonRGA$420,132$0
    Mike JohannsRNE$142,199$0
    Tim JohnsonDSD$339,504$0
    Ted KaufmanDDE$0$0
    Ted KennedyDMA$876,719$0
    John F. KerryDMA$549,634$0
    Amy KlobucharDMN$1,369,446$0
    Herb KohlDWI$7,753$0
    Jon KylRAZ$703,343$0
    Mary L. LandrieuDLA$1,387,421$0
    Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$758,590$0
    Patrick J. LeahyDVT$587,884$0
    Carl LevinDMI$773,001$0
    Joe LiebermanICT$1,239,105$0
    Blanche LincolnDAR$656,821$0
    Dick LugarRIN$254,565$0
    Mel MartinezRFL$250,497$0
    John McCainRAZ$281,431$0
    Claire McCaskillDMO$1,845,227$0
    Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$860,183$0
    Bob MenéndezDNJ$1,965,738$0
    Jeff MerkleyDOR$731,477$0
    Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$255,991$0
    Lisa MurkowskiRAK$178,797$0
    Patty MurrayDWA$971,317$0
    Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$477,707$0
    Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$2,655,551$0
    Mark L. PryorDAR$600,751$0
    John "Jack" ReedDRI$372,952$0
    Harry ReidDNV$2,971,183$0
    Jim RischRID$52,500$0
    Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$187,703$0
    John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$692,500$0
    Bernie SandersIVT$344,585$0
    Chuck SchumerDNY$1,742,242$0
    Jeff SessionsRAL$350,630$0
    Jeanne ShaheenDNH$788,449$0
    Richard C. ShelbyRAL$323,850$0
    Olympia J. SnoweRME$174,045$0
    Arlen SpecterDPA$1,695,418$0
    Debbie StabenowDMI$1,248,058$0
    Jon TesterDMT$694,627$0
    John ThuneRSD$233,228$0
    Mark UdallDCO$1,372,478$0
    Tom UdallDNM$977,125$0
    David VitterRLA$458,118$0
    George VoinovichROH$138,340$0
    Mark R. WarnerDVA$1,685,986$0
    Jim WebbDVA$849,743$0
    Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$941,537$0
    Roger F. WickerRMS$439,873$0
    Ron WydenDOR$509,367$0

    Interest Groups that supported this bill

    $ Donated
    Attorneys & law firms$64,124,653
    Democratic/Liberal$5,133,422
    Psychiatrists & psychologists$1,512,667
    Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,071,268
    Gay & lesbian rights & issues$864,896
    Human Rights$42,250
    Municipal & county government organizations$0

    Interest Groups that opposed this bill

    $ Donated
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