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Immigration Reform

Press Release: NETWORK Supports Legislation for Immigrant Children

At a time when Congress far too often ignores the needs of children, we want to express our strong support of a new legislative effort to help young immigrants.  Read more

Press Release: NETWORK Responds to New Immigration Bill

The highly anticipated immigration bill has been finally introduced in Congress. Read more

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

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

Press Release: Department of Homeland Security Announces Administrative Relief for Younger Immigrants!

NETWORK celebrates with many immigrant youth today and applauds the White House initiative to extend justice and mercy to our brothers and sisters who have been repeatedly denied fairness. 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

Our Immigration System Must Work For All

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

Engaging Impasse on Immigration Workshop

A workshop where participants will explore feelings, fears and insights about immigration through reflection, role-playing and discussion. Includes instructions for the workshop facilitator and biographies for role-playing. Read more

Update on NETWORK’s Legislative Agenda

December 10, 2014

NETWORK continues to be strongly engaged in lobbying Congress during these last few days of the 113th Congress. At the same time, we are gearing up for new challenges in 2015. Here is a brief overview:

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