The Reuniting Families Act
Imagine being separated from your spouse, minor children, sisters and brothers for years, even decades, due to bureaucratic delays from massive backlogs, insufficient staffing, and visa quotas.
In the 112th Congress, I introduced H.R. 1796 to protect our families. I am proud to reintroduce the Reuniting Families Act to ensure that our efforts on immigration reform are truly comprehensive and support the core value of keeping families together – all families.
Family members have waited too long to be reunited with their spouses, children, and other loved ones overseas, and this legislation reflects our family values and reunites families to strengthen our communities and our economy.
The current family-based immigration system has not been updated in over 20 years – keeping spouses, children and their parents separated for years and often decades, despite the fact that the family has played by the rules. For example, the wait for the siblings program for the
The bill contains practical solutions for reducing family immigration visa backlogs and promoting humane and timely reunification of immigrant families. Specifically, the bill includes provisions that would ensure that visas are allocated efficiently; alleviate lengthy wait times that keep legal immigrants and their overseas loved ones separated for years, and decrease measures that prevent family members from obtaining visas. The bill also eliminates discrimination in immigration law against same-sex, permanent partners and their families who are seeking to reunite.
Efficient, fair and effective avenues for legal, family-based immigration are vital to keep
Family members have waited too long to be reunited with their spouses, children, and other loved ones overseas. This legislation reflects our family values and reunites families to strengthen our communities and our economy.
The Reuniting Families Act would
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