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DACA Information Session: Defend the DREAM

What DACA Recipients & Their Allies Need to Know

College of Saint Mary’s Gross Auditorium
7000 Mercy Rd., Omaha
Thursday, September 7 at 6 p.m.

August 30, 2017 — A collaboration of local immigrant-serving organizations presents ‘Defend the DREAM: What DACA Recipients & Their Allies Need to Know.’ The DACA information session is in collaboration with Justice For Our Neighbors – Nebraska (JFON-NE), College of Saint Mary’s Inclusive Campus Department, Heartland Worker’s Center, Nebraska Appleseed, One World Community Health Center, Young Nebraskans in Action and ACLU of Nebraska. The free event is in response to the September 5th announcement that will be made by President Trump on the DACA program. The event will be held September 7, 2017 at 6 p.m. at College of Saint Mary’s Gross Auditorium, 7000 Mercy Rd Omaha, Nebraska, 68106. Read more…

Phase out DACA

JFON-NE Response to Phase Out DACA

Omaha, August 2, 2017 — Yesterday, Nebraska Attorney General Doug Peterson issued a statement attempting to justify his decision to join Nebraska into a lawsuit to phase out DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program.

“Justice for Our Neighbors-NE (JFON-NE) is profoundly disappointed by the Nebraska Attorney’s ill-advised decision to seek to harm Nebraska’s DREAMers,” said Shane Ellison, Legal Director at Justice For JFON-NE. Read more…

Worker Rights

Knowing Your Rights and Leveraging Your Power as a Worker Part II

By: Alexis Steele, Immigrant Worker Attorney for Justice For Our Neighbors-Nebraska

This know-your-rights series references Iowa and Nebraska law to educate the immigrant worker population and its allies on various topics such as immigrant workers rights, ways to secure worker rights, sexual harassment and assault at the workplace, and how to make administrative complaints about violations.

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.

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