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Immigration Reform

The History of Immigration Policies in the U.S.

Give me your tired, your poor,

your huddled masses, yearning to breathe free;

The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,

Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,

I lift my lamp beside the golden door

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

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