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Immigration Reform

The DREAM Act Is Back!

The DREAM Act helps immigrant children and is good for our nation. Read more

First Immigration-based Push in 112th Congress – E-Verify

Senate and House Republicans are adamant about making immigration enforcement a priority over any immigration reform. They are calling for stricter worksite enforcement and also for wasting more resources on increased border security without any clear goal for what a secure border looks like or articulated plans to fix our flawed immigration system. Read more

NETWORK's Response to President Obama's State of the Union Address

This response pays particular attention to statements he made that are directly related to NETWORK’s 2011-2012 issue agenda. We were encouraged by much of what he had to say, but we also found some gaps. Read more

Our 2011-2012 Issue Agenda

We present our current issue priorities for the 112th Congress. Read more

2010 Voting Record for Congress

See how your legislators voted on important social justice issues. Read more

Blog: Beginning Again on Immigration Reform

Jan 03, 2011 | By Andrea Pascual

Before we left for vacation, the Senate failed to pass the DREAM act, devastating many people just before the holidays... Now, it’s a brand new year, a fresh start, the beginning. Read more

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

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