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Immigration Reform

Step in the Right Direction on Immigration Reform

On Friday, January 6, the Obama administration unveiled a new immigration policy that promotes immigrant family unity while providing an opportunity for thousands of undocumented immigrants to come out of the shadows. Read more

Legislative Update for the New Year

Members of Congress left Washington right before Christmas, 2011, setting themselves up to finish a lot of work when they return in January 2012. Read more

REAL ID - A Status Report

After 9/11, anti-immigrant fever swept the nation. This irrational fever manifested itself in various forms, most notably through the REAL ID Act (H.R. 418). Read more

NETWORK Fact Sheet on Undocumented Immigrants

For years, the inherent dignity of undocumented immigrants has been under attack. These attacks are supported by incorrect, misleading statements aiming to dehumanize and belittle an entire group of people. We invite you to learn more about important issues surrounding immigration. Read more

Immigration Bill Passes

On the evening of November 29, 2011, the Fairness for High-Skilled Immigrants Act of 2011, H.R. 3012, passed the House by a 389-15 vote. Read more

Blog: Alabama Immigration Law's Consequences

Nov 29, 2011 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

On November 21, ten members of Congress travelled to Alabama to hear testimony relating to the practical consequences of H.B. 56. The congressional members, led by Representative Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) and supported by Alabama’s Representative Terri Sewell, gathered at Birmingham City Hall. Thanks to NETWORK’s own activist member John Meehan, resident of Birmingham, Alabama, we have on-the-scene reporting and photos. Read more

Blog: Violence Against Women Act Needs Reauthorization

Nov 29, 2011 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

Quick action needed! Learn how you can help ensure reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Read more

Blog: Election 2012 Matters!

Nov 28, 2011 | By Eric Gibble

Watch our video to find out why! And click here for information about a new job opening that will enable you to become directly involved. We are looking for a Project Coordinator for ELECTION 2012: Catholics Vote for the Common Good! Read more

Blog: What Do We Hold Dear?

Nov 23, 2011 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

Every weeknight, my Sisters and I eat dinner as a community. Depending upon the happenings of the day and the energy levels of those present, dinner talk can range from the outrageously hilarious to an unparalleled banality. One evening this week, the dinner talk resulted in a serendipitous, albeit sad insight for me. Read more

Blog: We Shall Overcome! Congressional Delegation to Visit Birmingham AL Today for Hearing on Impact of Immigration Law

Nov 21, 2011 | By Mary Ellen Lacy, D.C.

A delegation from the House of Representatives is in Birmingham, Alabama today. Their visit will include an ad hoc field hearing to examine the impact of Alabama's harsh new "papers please" immigration law, HB56.  Read more

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