Justice For Our Neighbors – Nebraska is happy to be a part of Omaha Gives for the 5th year in row! This 24-hour charitable giving event takes place all across Omaha on May 24th. Last year, we raised $60,000. For 2017, help us reach our goal of $61,000!
By: Alexis Steele, Immigrant Worker Attorney for Justice For Our Neighbors-Nebraska
Immigrant workers present a unique subset of workers in the United States. On one hand, immigrant workers make notable contributions to the American economy. More than three quarters of our agriculture workers and almost one third of construction workers are foreign-born, with the most recent Bureau of Labor Statistics (2016) describing immigrant workers as 16.1% of the American labor force. On the other hand, immigrant workers tend to be more vulnerable to labor abuse because of language barriers, cultural aversion to turning to authorities for help, and unfamiliarity with their rights as workers.
LB 505: Anti-Refugee/Anti-Asylee Bill Violates Federal Law
March 2, 2017 — Today our Legal Director Charles Shane Ellison testified on behalf of JFON-NE against LB 505. This anti-refugee and anti-asylee bill declares a state of emergency and would require data compilation from refugee resettlement agencies to be publically published.
Representing JFON-NE on Tuesday in Lincoln, Alexis Steele, JFON-NE’s Immigrant Worker Attorney, testified against LB 165, which would mandate E-Verify for all Nebraska employers. Read more…