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Immigration Reform

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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2016 "Mend the Gap!" Lenten Resources

Join us each week as we study the U.S. Wealth and Income Gap, the policies that can help us “mend” the gap by bringing the people at the economic margins closer together, and the gaps in access that are created by economic disparity.

Ash Wednesday is February 10, 2016. By signing up below, you will receive a packet of resources before Lent begins, as well as a weekly reflection email from NETWORK.

Make Immigration Reform Your Lenten Promise.

This Lent, let us pray and act with conviction for an immigration system that values compassion and human dignity. Read more

NETWORK Nuns on the Bus Brief Congress

View highlights from  the NETWORK's Nuns on the Bus congressional briefing about their recent trip "Nuns on the Bus: A Drive for Faith, Family, and Citizenship." Read more

NETWORK's Nuns on the Bus Website

You can learn more about our recent cross-country journey here. Read more

Engaging Impasse on Immigration Workshop

A workshop where participants will explore feelings, fears and insights about immigration through reflection, role-playing and discussion. Includes instructions for the workshop facilitator and biographies for role-playing. Read more

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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