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Immigration Reform

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

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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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).

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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Press Advisory: NETWORK Presents Congressional Briefing on Pope Francis in Preparation for President Obama’s Visit

PRESS ADVISORY
FOR RELEASE: March 21, 2014                                              
CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224, sniedringhaus@networklobby.org

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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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.

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