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Immigration Reform

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.

Platform for the Common Good

During the 2008 election season, as the political parties developed their political platforms, many Catholics groups came together to develop a Platform for the Common Good.  This platform is based on principles from Catholic social tradition and addresses what we can do to make our nation “a more perfect union” focused on the common good.

Platform for the Common Good

How does legalization encourage immigrants to integrate into American society?

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