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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TRUMP’S IMMIGRATION IS WELL UNDERWAY

Trump has dramatically altered the flow across the southern border a strong suggestion that Trump’s anti- immigration rhetoric is scaring away foreigners who might otherwise try to enter the United States illegally, according to the Trump’s first 100 days analysis from Politico Magazine published on April 28. The number of arrests on the U.S.-Mexico border […]

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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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The Effects of Legal Status on Children

“Kids in the immigrant community have named a bogeyman and that bogeyman is Trump. It is really important to think about that,” says Dr. Joann Dreby, author of Everyday Illegal and Divided by Borders. Dreby, recently gave a lecture titled: Growing Up in the Age of Enforcement: Impacts of “Illegality” on Children, at the University […]

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STAND UP FOR NEBRASKA IMMIGRANTS AND REFUGEES

Nebraska Appleseed is asking residents of Nebraska to stand up for our neighbors who are immigrant or refugee Nebraskans. Recent executive orders from President Trump target immigrants and refugees who came to Nebraska to build a better life and find a safe home. NE Appleseed stated that these orders would drive a wedge between Nebraska […]

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION TO SUPPORT DACA

State Sen. Tony Vargas of Omaha urged the Judiciary Committee last Wednesday to back young people once again with Legislative Resolution 26 that oppose any federal action that would rescind Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA. Sen. Vargas introduced on January LR26 to renew the Nebraska Legislature’s support for those youths by declaring its […]

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