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Immigration Reform

NETWORK Deplores Senate Vote on DREAM

Sister Simone Campbell, NETWORK’s Executive Director, issued the following statement after the 55 to 41 vote on December 18: “The Senate’s vote to block passage of the DREAM Act raised bullying behavior to a new level in our nation. By targeting children who were brought to the U.S. by their undocumented immigrant parents and by denying those children the opportunity to earn citizenship through hard work and sacrifice, legislators have embarrassed themselves and our nation..." Read more

Blog: Holding on to the DREAM

Dec 10, 2010 | By Andrea Pascual

On December 8, 2010, during a debate on the DREAM Act, Senator Durbin announced on the Senate floor, “If you or I were driving down the highway and speeding, pulled over by a policeman, given a ticket, we’d understand it. But if they also gave a ticket to your young daughter in the backseat, you’d say, ‘that’s not fair, she wasn’t driving.' These children [the dreamers] were not driving!” Read more

What Part of Legal Immigration Don't You Understand?

A handy chart from Reason magazine explains the current immigration process. Read more

Call for Congressional Action in 2010 "Lame-Duck" Session

Just before Congress returned to Washington for its lame-duck session (beginning on November 15), NETWORK Lobbyist Marge Clark, BVM, sent letters to every individual member thanking them for their work in the 111th Congress and asking for specific action on pending legislation. We invite you to read these letters for more information about what Congress must address – and to send your own messages to Congress... Read more

Blog: Quality! Not Quantity!

Sep 29, 2010 | By Andrea Pascual

This past summer, I was quite irritated when the topic of immigration was brought to the nation’s attention after the state of Arizona attempted to pass a senseless bill (S1070) that would allow local authorities the right to question people they suspect are undocumented. Read more

Immigrant Children Deserve a Chance

The Development, Relief, and Education for Alien Minors Act: The DREAM Act helps immigrant children and is good for our nation. Read more

Simone Campbell in Cleveland

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Tue, 2010-09-28 04:00

NETWORK's Executive Director Sr. Simone Campbell, SSS, facilitates a workshop on immigration. Sponsored by the Congregation of St. Joseph sisters

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

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