Bill to Give Green Card Status to Military Families

US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has introduced the Military Families Act, a welcome piece of legislation that would grant legal permanent residency to immediate family members of active military service members. Under the Act, US DHS could adjust the status to legal permanent residency of a spouse, child, son or daughter (unmarried child over 18) of an Armed Forces member who is serving or who has actively served honorably in active-duty in the military, air or naval US forces, or the immediate relative of an Armed Forces member who died as a result of an injury or disease incurred in the military after September 11, 2001.