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Immigration Reform

Press Release: NETWORK Responds to New Immigration Proposals

NETWORK applauds President Obama’s statement today about the urgent need for commonsense immigration reform. We also welcome yesterday’s release of the congressional “Bipartisan Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform” as a valuable step in the right direction. Read more

Press Release: Sister Simone Campbell Speaks Out with Other Leaders on Commonsense Immigration Reform

During a press conference today, Sister Simone Campbell, Executive Director of NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, joined other civil rights and immigration reform leaders in praising the speed and intensity with which the administration and Senate are addressing the crisis of a broken immigration system in our country. NETWORK has a long history of working on comprehensive reform, and, although the details have not yet been released, we are encouraged that a pathway to citizenship seems to be part of the current plan. We look forward to hearing more and to working with many thousands of activists to make commonsense immigration reform a reality very soon. It is long-overdue. Read more

Legislative Update

Update on current issues in Congress Read more

Blog: Answering a Call to Moral Duty

Dec 17, 2012 | By Katie Brennan, Guest Blogger

Before becoming sheriff, Curran had served as a prosecutor. He was heralded as a great crusader for immigration enforcement, bringing America “back to its foundations,” and people compared Curran to Joe Arpaio…. He researched immigration from a political, economic, and ethical perspective, realizing just how wrong he was. Curran compares his story to Paul, his confirmation name. Like Paul’s conversion from Saul to Paul on the road to Damascus, Curran says he underwent a similar conversion. Read more

Election 2012: Presidential Candidate Chart

We urge our fellow citizens to see beyond party politics, to analyze campaign rhetoric critically, and to choose their political leaders according to principle, not simply party affiliation or mere self-interest. - Faithful Citizenship, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Read more

Blog: DACA Is Not Enough. We Need Comprehensive Immigration Reform!

Oct 09, 2012 | By Ashley Wilson

In the presidential debate last Wednesday there was absolutely zero conversation about U.S. immigration policy. Read more

A Fun (and Educational) Way to Watch the 2012 Debates!

Get your BINGO card here for your October debate-viewing parties!  Read more

Blog: Deferred Deportation for Childhood Arrivals

Aug 15, 2012 | By Sr. Mary Ellen Lacey, D.C.

On June 15, 2012, Janet Napolitano announced that undocumented youth who were less than 31 years old on that date and had come to the United States before they were 16 years old may be eligible to apply for deferred deportation and work authorization.  Read more

Blog: Comprehensive Immigration Reform Would Build Stronger Communities

Jul 17, 2012 | By Eric Gibble

Dr. Adriana Kugler, Chief Economist for the Department of Labor, released a report last month detailing how immigrants build stronger communities, one neighborhood at a time. Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Deplores Part of Supreme Court Immigration Ruling While Commending Other Portions

NETWORK, A National Catholic Social Justice Lobby, deplores the Supreme Court decision to uphold Section 2(B) of the Arizona immigration law (SB 1070), the harshest part of the law. Read more