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Immigration Reform

2010 Issue Referendum Results

NETWORK has always been a multi-issue lobby, which is often a challenge for us, given the breadth of social justice issues and our limited resources. In June 2010, we surveyed our members (and some potential members) to help us set our priorities for the 112th Congress (2011-2012). Read more

Blog: A "Springboard" to Learning about Politics and National Security

Jul 12, 2010 | By Jim Kachadoorian, NETWORK Intern

In addition to my time at NETWORK, I’m attending the Summer Intern Security Springboard at the Truman National Security Project this summer. It’s a crash course in everything a young leader needs to become competent, confident, and literate in national security policy. Read more

Blog: President Obama and Immigration Reform

Jul 02, 2010 | By Meghan Tighe, former NETWORK Associate

Yesterday morning, President Obama outlined the “essential elements” of comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) in a speech at American University. Read more

Blog: Immigration Reform Heats Up

Jul 01, 2010 | By Jim Kachadoorian, NETWORK Intern

Look for Comprehensive Immigration Reform to gain international attention this morning as President Obama delivers an address from American University. NETWORK will be in attendance, and be sure to check back for our analysis.  Read more

Blog: Immigration Law and Policy Conference Coming Up

Jun 22, 2010 | By Jim Kachadoorian, NETWORK Intern

On Friday, I’ll be attending Catholic Legal Immigration Network, INC. (CLINIC), Migration Policy Institute (MPI), and Georgetown University Law Center’s 7th Annual Immigration Law and Policy Conference. I’ll be going to take in as much as I can about the policy, opinion, and legal background behind the immigration debate.  Read more

Blog: New Documentary on Immigration Reform

Jun 17, 2010 | By Jim Kachadoorian, NETWORK Intern

It’s not every day a camera crew takes viewers behind the closed doors of the Kennedy Hideaway and through basement hallways of the U.S. Capitol to steal a look at the reality behind the legislative process. Read more

NETWORK Connection Issue on Immigration: Second Quarter 2010

Read NETWORK's most recent Connection issue on comprehensive immigration reform. Read more

NETWORK Connection Issue on Immigration: May-June 2009

Read the Connection issue the movement toward immigration justice. Read more

Why Comprehensive Immigration Reform Will Help

Comprehensive immigration reform helps families and strengthens communities.

PROBLEM: Approximately five million American children live with at least one undocumented parent.

SOLUTION: Require undocumented individuals to come forward and register with the government, pass a background check, pay fines and back taxes, and demonstrate proficiency in English.

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