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Mario’s Case Changes the Immigration System
After 23 years of litigating their case in the U.S., Mario and Dominga’s journey has finally concluded. Now in their 70s, this couple can live out their final years in security as lawful permanent residents.
Nyein Escapes a Forced Marriage
Nyein was born in a small village in Burma (Myanmar). Her father abandoned her and her mother as a baby. When she was about four years old, her mother sold Nyein to another family as she could not afford to care for her due to the grinding poverty in their country.
Rosa Gets the Gift of Life
Rosa was born in 1996, in Zacatecas, Mexico. She was five years old when she first had problems with her kidneys. Unable to obtain the treatment she needed, she suffered a seizure when she was seven and had to be rushed to the hospital.
Brothers Leave Fear Behind
James and Todd were born in Zimbabwe in the early 1990s. Their mother passed away when they were very young. In 2000, their father, John, was becoming an influential figure in organizing a peaceful political resistance to the corrupt ruling regime. After a while, the ruling party took notice of John’s political activities and began to target him for reprisal.
In 2014, JFON-NE provided immigration legal services in more than 1,600 cases to persons from 38 countries. Services include individual consultations, monthly legal clinics, assistance with organizing and filing forms and/or representation in immigration court
Part of Justice For Our Neighbors-Nebraska’s (JFON-NE) mission is to provide education to both the immigrant and American citizens about the realities of immigration laws and the effect they have on our families and our communities.
Justice For Our Neighbors-Nebraska (JFON-NE) advocates for immigrants in our community by providing them free legal representation, conducting educational presentations at churches and other organizations, and through community involvement.
Tuesday, Jan. 19, the Supreme Court announced that it will consider the merits of President Obama’s expanded Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans (DAPA) programs. Justice For Our Neighbors-Nebraska applauds the Supreme Court’ decision to review these these programs that will help ensure that immigration laws are enforced in a sensible manner.
Justice For Our Neighbors-NE (JFON-NE) collaborates with dozens of community organizations in the metro Omaha area and in the State of Nebraska. CEOs of a few of those organizations share their opinions of working with JFON-NE.