Immigration Reform

The Sad Saga of Congress Isn't Finished Yet

Aug 26, 2014 | By Carolyn Burstein, NETWORK Communications Fellow

Recent Vox reports have included charts proving that Congress is indeed getting worse. One, from a Brookings Institution report, showed the percent of important legislative issues in gridlock in each Congress since 1947 rising from less than 30% to 70%.

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Blog: Crisis of Children on Our Southern Border

Jul 14, 2014 | By Carolyn Burstein

The surge of undocumented children crossing the U.S.-Mexico border, most from the Central American countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, has created a full-blown immigration crisis. More than 52,000 youngsters have poured across these borders since last fall. While the number of children apprehended at the border averaged 6,800 annually between 2004 and 2011, the total jumped to over 13,000 children in 2012 and over 24,000 in 2013. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) estimates that well over 60,000 unaccompanied minors could enter the U.S.

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Evaluating the Customs and Border Protection Authorization Bill

On June 11, the House Committee on Homeland Security passed eight bills with border security, transportation security and emergency communications changes that will affect the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

Blog: Immigration Reform Update

May 24, 2014 | By Laura Peralta-Schulte, NETWORK Lobbyist

Faith leaders met this week on Capitol Hill with Cesar Gonzalez, Chief of Staff for Representative Diaz-Balart, a Republican member from Florida who is a leading advocate for immigration reform. Immigration reform is the priority of the office, Cesar told us, and Rep. Diaz-Balart is meeting with ever member of the Republican House Caucus to try and build a consensus bill to reform our broken system.

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Working to Make Mother's Day Happier for Millions

May 11, 2014 | By Shantha Ready Alonso

Immigrant mothers like Angelina need you to take action for justice, to protect her family and millions like her. Call 1-866-940-2439 to reach your representative.  Read more

Blog: A Holy Week Reflection on our Immigration Lenten Promise

Apr 17, 2014 | By Sister Kayjoy Cooper, ACJ

Sister Kayjoy is one of the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart of Jesus from the greater Philadelphia area. She has been participating in our campaign to "Make Immigration Reform Your Lenten Promise." Read her Holy Week reflection here. Read more

Press Advisory: NETWORK Presents Congressional Briefing on Pope Francis in Preparation for President Obama’s Visit

FOR RELEASE: March 21, 2014                                              
CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224,