UNO Exhibit to Feature Farm Labor in the US

“One of the stories and photographs I took are of Lorena Hernandez who is a young single mother working out in the fields picking blueberries,” says David Bacon. The photographer, journalist and activist will be presenting his exhibit In the Fields of the North at the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) September 1-30th. Members […]

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Wide Support for DACA in Nebraska

On September 7th various community organizations including Justice for Our Neighbors Nebraska (JFON_NE), the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), and OneWorld Community Health Centers, among others came together to host an information session on DACA at the Gross Auditorium on the College of Saint Mary campus. The auditorium quickly reached its capacity and remaining attendees […]

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South Omaha Community Forum

Over 50 local community members gathered at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church on Saturday, August 26th to discuss the last legislative session and upcoming issues. Nebraska State Senator Tony Vargas organized the event to connect local community members with their elected representatives in South Omaha. Other elected representatives that were present included Nebraska State Senator […]

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Human Traficking and Immigration

She was trapped and had no idea how to escape,” says Ana Deal, a domestic violence attorney with Justice for Our Neighbors Nebraska (JFON-NE), referring to a 24-year- old JFON-NE client from Honduras that was a victim of severe human trafficking. According to Deal her client, Emelina, lived in a small city in Honduras and […]

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New Voter ID Amendment

  Senator John Murante (R) from Nebraska Legislative District 49, representing the Gretna area, recently proposed a constitutional amendment that would create voter identification requirements for all Nebraskans. “This is a little more than what we have seen in the past,” says Bri McLarty, Director of Voting Rights at Nebraskans for Civic Reform. “In the […]

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Nebraska, Home to Immigrants

“I was three when my mom had to come to the U.S because she didn’t have any money,” says 18-year-old Diana Catalan, a DACA student at Omaha South High School. “She was a single mom, she was only 18 and so she didn’t have any money, her plan was to work for some time and […]

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