H.R. 1796: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity, and for other purposes


Sponsor: Rep. Michael Honda [D-CA15] [Currently there are 74 co-sponsors and they are listed at GovTrack.us]

Text: The text of this legislation is not yet available on GovTrack. It may not have been made available by the Government Printing Office yet.

Status: Introduced May 6, 2011.
Referred to Committee. View Committee Assignments here.

This bill is in the first step in the legislative process. Introduced bills and resolutions first go to committees that deliberate, investigate, and revise them before they go to general debate. The majority of bills and resolutions never make it out of committee. [Last Updated: May 8, 2011 6:18AM]

Last action: May 6, 2011: Referred to the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Related: See the Related Legislation page for other bills related to this one and a list of subject terms that have been applied to this bill. Sometimes the text of one bill or resolution is incorporated into another, and in those cases the original bill or resolution, as it would appear here, would seem to be abandoned.

See H.R. 1796 on THOMAS for the official source of information on this bill or resolution.

CAJ readers may follow the progress of H.R. 1796 at GovTrack.us

Update: Obama to Travel to Texas to Push for Immigration Legislation

WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama travels to Texas on Tuesday to make the case that his administration has worked hard to secure the border and the time has come for Congress to deal with the 10.8 million people already in the U.S. illegally.

He will also argue that those who care about this issue need to step up pressure on Congress to act, a point he has made privately in a string of meetings with business executives, evangelical leaders and Hispanic celebrities.

Many activists blame the White House for not making the issue more of a priority…

This entire article is available to subscribers of The Wall Street Journal.

Update 2: In referencing The Wall Street Journal article here, Business Insider writes:

The Obama Administration will rachet up its push for immigration reform this week; a bit of Washington Kabuki theater designed to convince Hispanics that Obama has a strategy for passing immigration reform even though everyone knows that he does not.

Update 3: OpenCongress lists the bill under its three titles:

  • Short: Filipino Veterans Family Reunification Act as introduced.
  • Short: Reuniting Families Act as introduced.
  • Official: To amend the Immigration and Nationality Act to promote family unity, and for other purposes. as introduced.
  • They also list groups and organizations who support this bill.

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