Rep. Michael Honda of California with 61 co-sponsors introduced H.R.717, Reuniting Families Act bill to promote family unity. This bill appears to raise a voice for the family-based immigration community which has recently been assaulted by some interest groups and conservative political leaders.
There is very low chance that this bill will pass the
Congress as a piecemeal legislation under the given environment
and should rather be taken as a strategy to solicit and consolidate
the family-based immigration advocates so that the family unification
political agenda does not suffer in the comprehensive immigration
reform legislation process.
Details of the bill is yet to be
released but the press release of the sponsor gives a peak into the intent of this
Official Press Release: http://www.asianweek.com/2013/02/14/rep-honda-introduces-immigration-legislation-to-reunite-families/
Full Text Of the Bill: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c113:H.R.717: