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Immigration Reform

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:

Press Release: NETWORK Responds to President Obama’s Executive Action on Immigration

FOR RELEASE: November 20, 2014
CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224, sniedringhaus@networklobby.org

NOTE: Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK’s Executive Director, is available for interviews regarding the president’s executive action.

Washington DC: Immediately following President Obama’s speech this evening, NETWORK released the following statement in response to his executive action:

Blog: Short-term Strategies for Assisting Migrant Children on Our Border and the Central American Countries They're Fleeing

Nov 07, 2014 | By Carolyn Burstein, NETWORK Communications Fellow

NETWORK believes there are several short-term, low-cost strategies that Congress can take immediately to alleviate the humanitarian problem of migrant children from the Central American “Northern Triangle” countries on our southern border. Two key strategies are to stop certain programs that have exacerbated the situation.

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Press Release: NETWORK Applauds New Department of Justice Grant for Legal Protections for Children Coming to U.S.

FOR RELEASE: September 15, 2014

CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224, sniedringhaus@networklobby.org

Washington DC: NETWORK today released the following statement regarding the “justice AmeriCorps” program:

Press Release: NETWORK Applauds New Department of Justice Grant for Legal Protections for Children Coming to U.S.

FOR RELEASE: September 15, 2014

CONTACT: Stephanie Niedringhaus, 202-347-9797 x224, sniedringhaus@networklobby.org

Washington DC: NETWORK today released the following statement regarding the “justice AmeriCorps” program:

Press Release: Sister Simone Campbell and Other National Faith Leaders Urge Administration to Preserve Protections for Children in any Upcoming Executive Actions on Immigration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 3, 2014

Contacts: Sidney Traynham, straynham@cwsglobal.org, 703-909-6934 (To interview Sister Simone Campbell, contact Stephanie Niedringhaus sniedringhaus@networklobby.org 202-347-9797, ext. 224)

Press Release: Sister Simone Campbell and Other National Faith Leaders Urge Administration to Preserve Protections for Children in any Upcoming Executive Actions on Immigration

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

September 3, 2014
Contact: Sidney Traynham, straynham@cwsglobal.org, 703-909-6934 (To interview Sister Simone Campbell, contact Stephanie Niedringhaus sniedringhaus@networklobby.org 202-347-9797, ext. 224)

The Sad Saga of Congress Isn't Finished Yet

Aug 26, 2014 | By Carolyn Burstein, NETWORK Communications Fellow

Recent Vox reports have included charts proving that Congress is indeed getting worse. One, from a Brookings Institution report, showed the percent of important legislative issues in gridlock in each Congress since 1947 rising from less than 30% to 70%.

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