Immigration Reform

Simone Campbell, SSS, Quoted on Immigration Reform

On May 20, 2010, the National Catholic Reporter (NCR) featured NETWORK's Executive Director in a blog posting on the need for comprehensive immigration reform. Read more

NETWORK’s Response to Immigration Reform Proposal

On April 28, 2010, Senators Schumer, Reid, Durbin, Menendez, Feinstein and Leahy released a 26-page “Conceptual Proposal for Immigration Reform” in order to move the comprehensive immigration reform debate forward. For months, Senators Schumer and Lindsay Graham had worked on a bipartisan bill. This effort stalled in mid-April, and the Democrats decided to go forward after Senators Kyl and McCain released their own proposal. Read more

Education on Issues

NETWORK Education Program (NEP) provides education on advocacy, Catholic social teaching, and social justice issues. 

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Blog: Faith Coalition Releases Videos Calling for Immigration Reform

May 10, 2010 | By Meghan Tighe, former NETWORK Associate

NETWORK Executive Director Simone Campbell, SSS, joins other faith leaders in speaking out for action.  Read more

Quick Facts & Take Action 1-page Handout

You can print out NETWORK's recent "Spread the Word" piece to educate your community on the need for Comprehensive Immigration Reform!  Read more

Blog:The Border Already is Secure

May 05, 2010 | By Meghan Tighe, former NETWORK Associate

The REPAIR Immigration Proposal claims that “clear and concrete” border and internal security benchmarks must be met before we reform our visa system and legalize those already here. Read more

Letter-to-the-editor Tips

Tips for writing letters to the editor, a great way to express your views to your community as well as members of Congress who read the news publications. Read more

Lobbying Tips

NETWORK's tips for writing, calling and visiting your Member of Congress in Washington or in your district. Read more

Commonsense Immigration Reform

Our Catholic faith grounds us in the realization that each person has inherent dignity because he or she is created in the image and likeness of God. As children of God, we are treasured and valuable as we are. Throughout the Gospel, there are countless references that we must ‘welcome the stranger’ and care for them as ourselves. Because of this, all our national policies, including our immigration policies, should respect and protect the dignity of each person. 


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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