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Immigration Reform – What Is Happening in Congress (updated)

This is a critical time for immigration reform legislation in Congress.  Read more

Our Immigration System Must Work For All

We shortchange ourselves if we continue to perpetuate a broken immigration system. Read more

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).

Immigration Reform -- Update on What Is Happening in Congress

Leading up to and immediately after the 2012 election, it was clear that immigration reform was a bipartisan priority for 2013. When the Senate passed the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act” in June with an unprecedented vote of 68-32, activists and lawmakers alike were hopeful that Speaker Boehner and House leadership would follow suit to fix what is mutually agreed upon as a broken system. Unfortunately, Speaker Boehner has been adamant the House would not vote on a Senate-passed measure and would instead produce its own legislation.

Violence Against Women Act – Update May 10

On May 8, the House Judiciary Committee marked up and passed the Adams (R-FL) version of VAWA, H.R. 4970. This bill is detrimental to the survival of victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking. Read more

Senator Rubio’s Not-so-just Alternative to the DREAM Act

Over the past few weeks, Senator Rubio (R-FL) has made remarks to the media about introducing a Republican alternative to the DREAM Act. There is much speculation circulating about what will and will not be included in his bill.  Read more

State Anti-Immigrant Laws Show the Need for Congressional Action

Legislation and immigration matters fall squarely on the shoulders of the U.S. Congress, not the states or the courts. Read more

Violence Against Women Act Of 2011 Update

NETWORK supports S. 1925, the bill to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act, but remains concerned about provisions that affect immigrants. Read more

Immigrants and Deportations

On June 17, 2011, the United States Customs and Immigration Services issued the Morton Memo, instructing ICE agents to exercise prosecutorial discretion in deportation proceedings. While NETWORK is looking forward to the nationwide implementation of this policy, we also have a number of concerns. Read more