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Blog: President Obama and Immigration Reform

Jul 02, 2010 | By Meghan Tighe, former NETWORK Associate

Yesterday morning, President Obama outlined the “essential elements” of comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) in a speech at American University. Read more

Why Comprehensive Immigration Reform Will Help

Comprehensive immigration reform helps families and strengthens communities.

PROBLEM: Approximately five million American children live with at least one undocumented parent.

SOLUTION: Require undocumented individuals to come forward and register with the government, pass a background check, pay fines and back taxes, and demonstrate proficiency in English.

Issues

NETWORK’s issue agenda for the 113th Congress is focused on the issue areas below.

In line with our mission as a Catholic leader in the global movement for justice and peace, NETWORK’s position on each of these issue areas is informed by the principles of Catholic Social Teaching and the lived experience of real people. We especially focus on people struggling at the economic margins and see poverty alleviation as an integral part of our mission.

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