Clarifying Mayor’s Statement

Dear Mr. Varas, We are aware of concerns in our community about federal immigration and deportation policies, and the role of local law enforcement agencies. Please be assured that Omaha police officers do not and will not seek out individuals to check their legal status. This is...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017

IMMIGRATION WORKSHOPS TO REDUCE FEAR WITH INFORMATION

President Trump’s latest immigration order is prompting workshops in the Omaha metro to educate immigrants on constitutional rights and how their families may be affected. Local non-profits have been getting so many questions that they’re now collaborating to hold...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017

BUSINESS GROUPS OPPOSE E-VERIFY BILL

  State Sen. Tom Brewer of Gordon introduced LB165 before the Judiciary Committee last Wednesday, a Legislative Bill that will require all Nebraska employers to check the immigration status of new hires and would expand on a 2009 state law, which requires public employers...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017

SOUTH OMAHA CONSIDERED BELLWETHER IN MAYORAL ELECTION

Omaha mayoral candidate Heath Mello, a Democrat who was a state senator from South Omaha, is challenging Mayor Jean Stothert, a Republican, in this year’s officially nonpartisan mayoral election. South Omaha has played a kingmaker role in recent elections, according to a recent...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017

AUSTIN ORTEGA’S OMAHA HOCKEY

Omaha Maverick senior Austin Ortega, aka “California Hot Sauce,” is ending his collegiate ice hockey journey knowing he’s defied stereotypes. Though he excelled at the sport as a youth in his native California, making it in the elite amateur ranks was another matter. As a Latino...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017

Rights and Planning Guide, part 1

The Rights and Planning Guide (“the Guide”) was created to help individuals and families who are facing potential detainment or removal/deportation. The Guide is intended to be used as a collective community resource and is not intended to provide legal or other advice or to...
Posted On 01 Mar 2017