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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

Blog: Signs of Hope-- House Republicans Co-Sponsor CIR

Oct 29, 2013 | By Sister Jessica Brock

Congressman Denham (CA-10) and Congresswoman Ros-Lehtinen (FL-27) are the first two Republicans to co-sponsor comprehensive immigration reform in the House. What does this mean for the future of our push for immigration reform? Read more

Blog: The DREAM Act and Immigration Reform

Jun 01, 2012 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

On Wednesday, I lobbied White House officials as a member of the Interfaith Immigration Coalition. We asked the administration to utilize its considerable executive powers to facilitate some kind of categorical relief for the Dreamer. Read more

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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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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Blog: Safer Deportation Practices

Mar 14, 2014 | By Laura Peralta-Schulte, NETWORK Lobbyist

I was so pleased last night when the President announced he has asked for a review of the administration’s enforcement policies for immigration laws to see if it can be done “more humanely within the confines of the law.” The president stated “his deep concern about the pain too many families feel from the separation that comes from our broken immigration system.” Amen.

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Blog: Does the "Clean" Debt Ceiling Vote Augur Well for a More Effective Congress this Year?

Feb 18, 2014 | By Carolyn Burstein, NETWORK Communications Fellow

On February 11, 2014, many witnessed a rarity in the House – a "clean" debt ceiling bill passed on a vote of 221 to 201. And on February 12, the Senate followed suit on a party-line vote of 55 to 43. These votes lift the U.S. Treasury's borrowing authority until March 2015, postponing the next showdown until after November's midterm elections.

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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