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Blog: Cities Take Steps to Protect Immigrant Communities

Oct 30, 2015 | By Rachel Schmidt

Certain politicians are intent on categorizing all undocumented immigrants as “rapists and criminals” that need to be kept out of the United States with giant walls on the southern border.  This rhetoric creates fear, perpetuates racism, and is dehumanizing.

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Blog: An American Dream for All Americans

Apr 18, 2016 | By Monsieree de Castro

As a Filipino immigrant, I’ve always stood out. My dark hair, dark skin, foreign language, and Asian features have always distinguished me from the majority of those around me. Today I didn’t stand out for being foreign. Today I wasn’t just an immigrant. Today, 4,000 of us stood outside the Supreme Court in solidarity with one another.

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Blog: During Women’s History Month Don’t Forget Women Behind Bars

Mar 29, 2016 | By Joan Neal

March is Women’s History month and this year’s theme is “Working to Form a More Perfect Union.” This is certainly a noble goal and one we should aspire to attain. But as we celebrate and honor women this month, let’s not forget that women still suffer, often unjustly, in the United States.

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Blog: DACA and DAPA: More Than Just a Policy

Mar 15, 2016 | By Diana Pliego

To many, November 20, 2014 was just another day. To millions of others, it was a day long anticipated with hope for a drastic change in the way they lived their lives.

For them, a Presidential announcement that would be made that day could mean receiving the opportunity to work legally in the United States, obtain their driver’s license, and be safe from deportation proceedings that separate families and uproot lives. It could mean no longer living in fear.

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Op-Ed: Defining Disgraceful

Feb 24, 2016 | By Sister Simone Campbell, SSS and Bishop Minerva G. Carcaño

Originally appeared in The Hill 

Donald Trump's repeated promise on the campaign trail to defend Christianity if elected President has been of concern to us.  When he recently called Pope Francis’ critique of his immigration stance “disgraceful,” we hit our tipping point. Mr. Trump cannot defend that which he does not seem to understand.

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Blog: Immigration Update

Aug 28, 2015 | By Laura Peralta-Schulte

The Republican presidential contest is in full swing and one of the key issues that have been discussed thus far is the issue of immigration. Unfortunately for supporters of comprehensive immigration reform, the hysteria and demeaning rhetoric on the campaign trail has spilled over to the Halls of Congress with anti-immigrant Members of Congress once again pushing legislation to further militarize the U.S. border and to increase enforcement actions against immigrant communities around the country.

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Blog: Laudato Si’ -- A NETWORK Associate’s Perspective

Jun 19, 2015 | By Nicholas Moffa

When I was a kid, my family always took what I initially considered to be the strangest vacations. While my friends flew off to Disney World, I flew off to…Wyoming. And Alaska, Arizona, and California. While my friends enjoyed amusement park rides, I quickly grew to love hiking, whitewater rafting, horseback riding and kayaking.

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Blog: Yet Another Ugly Amendment Directed at Our Immigrant Sisters and Brothers!

Jun 08, 2015 | By Nicholas Moffa

On June 3, the House of Representatives passed its fourth spending bill of 2015, the Commerce-Justice-Science (CSJ) bill. However, it was not without an anti-immigrant attack, this time by Representative Steve King (R-IA-04). His amendment, which passed 222-204, prohibits the use of any funding by the Department of Justice to continue its legal battles concerning President Obama’s November 2014 executive actions.

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Blog: Yet Another Ugly Amendment Directed at Our Immigrant Sisters and Brothers!

Jun 08, 2015 | By Nicholas Moffa

On June 3, the House of Representatives passed its fourth spending bill of 2015, the Commerce-Justice-Science (CSJ) bill. However, it was not without an anti-immigrant attack, this time by Representative Steve King (R-IA-04). His amendment, which passed 222-204, prohibits the use of any funding by the Department of Justice to continue its legal battles concerning President Obama’s November 2014 executive actions.