Bill That Allows Gay Spouses to Sponsor Their Partner’s Immigration Reintroduced

united_states_passport“Lawmakers on Thursday reintroduced legislation in Congress that would allow a foreign national’s domestic partner in the United States to sponsor their immigration to the country.  The bill, known as the Uniting American Families Act, was introduced in the House by Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) and in the Senate by Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.). Versions of the bills have been introduced in each session of Congress since 2000, when the legislation was known as the Permanent Partners Immigration Act…Nadler said there’s a “fair chance” the legislation could pass this session. He said one possibility for passing the bill would be to fold it into a larger immigration omnibus bill.” [Washington Blade]