"United American Families Act"
40,000+bi-national couples forced to live in separation or in exile. allow them to sponsor their partner to live with them
The Uniting American Families Act (UAFA), also known as the Permanent Partners Immigration Act (PPIA), would permit a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident (LPR) to sponsor his or her same-sex partner for immigration purposes. Current immigration policy has the heartbreaking effect of tearing families apart based simply on borders. This bill permits families, including same-sex couples, to create homes together within the U.S., but continues to hold individuals who use the U.S. immigration system to high standards in order to prevent misuse. UAFA would deter fraudulent conduct by subjecting abusers to the same severe penalties for fraud that exist in current immigration law, including significant fines and prison sentences.