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Immigration Reform

The House Must Move Forward on Immigration Reform

As people of faith, we need to let our Representatives, whether they are Republican or Democrat, know that we expect them to move forward with a solution to fixing our nation's broken immigration system.

NETWORK’s Response to Senate Vote for Immigration Reform

NETWORK has a long history of pressing for comprehensive immigration reform, and we thank the U.S. Senate for passing its bipartisan bill (S.744) this afternoon. While we do not support “border surge” provisions or the elimination of certain sibling and adult-married-child visas, we applaud the fact that the bill will deliver justice to millions of immigrants who have suffered so long, including those separated from their loved ones.  Read more

Immigration Reform – What Is Happening in Congress (updated)

This is a critical time for immigration reform legislation in Congress.  Read more

Press Release: NETWORK’s “Nuns on the Bus” Hit the Road for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The trip is scheduled to begin across from Ellis Island at Liberty State Park in NJ on May 29 and conclude with a rally in the shadow of San Francisco’s Angel Island on June 18. Read more

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

Legislative Update

Update on current issues in Congress Read more

Blog: Answering a Call to Moral Duty

Dec 17, 2012 | By Katie Brennan, Guest Blogger

Before becoming sheriff, Curran had served as a prosecutor. He was heralded as a great crusader for immigration enforcement, bringing America “back to its foundations,” and people compared Curran to Joe Arpaio…. He researched immigration from a political, economic, and ethical perspective, realizing just how wrong he was. Curran compares his story to Paul, his confirmation name. Like Paul’s conversion from Saul to Paul on the road to Damascus, Curran says he underwent a similar conversion. Read more

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