H.R. 519: Uniting American Families Act of 2013
Bill: H.R. 519, the Uniting American Families Act of 2013 | Read the text of the bill.
Sponsor: Rep. Nadler, Jerrold (D-NY-10)
Description: Amends the Immigration and Nationality Act to include a "permanent partner" within the scope of such Act. Defines a "permanent partner" as an individual 18 or older who: (1) is in a committed, intimate relationship with another individual 18 or older in which both individuals intend a lifelong commitment; (2) is financially interdependent with the other individual; (3) is not married to, or in a permanent partnership with, anyone other than the individual; (4) is unable to contract with the other individual a marriage cognizable under this Act; and (5) is not a first, second, or third degree blood relation of the other individual. Read more.
Current status: Referred to the Subcommittee on Immigration & Border Security on February 28, 2013.