Diverse Nebraska groups urge Congressional delegation to support common-sense immigration reform

Help Nebraska Flourish_fbDeliver flower baskets during recess week saying “Help Nebraska Flourish”

With Nebraska’s members of Congress back home during this week’s recess, a wide variety of Nebraska organizations are telling our U.S. senators and representatives now is the time for a modern immigration system that creates stability for families and businesses, includes a clear process for citizenship for aspiring Americans, and provides a strong foundation for our future.

This diverse collection of more than 40 Nebraska organizations, representing small businesses, faith, labor, immigrant, civic and civil rights groups, rural interests and cities, children and families, delivered flower baskets for immigration reform to the congressional delegation with the message “Help Nebraska Flourish.”

“There is strong Nebraska support for common-sense immigration laws from a wide variety of perspectives. We sincerely urge Nebraska’s federal leaders to help move our immigration system forward in a way that supports Nebraska’s families, communities, economy, and future,” said Darcy Tromanhauser, Director of Nebraska Appleseed’s Immigrants & Communities Program.  “With the Senate moving its bipartisan immigration bill out of committee and the House preparing to introduce its bill, now is the time for a modern immigration system that creates a clear process for citizenship for aspiring Americans and a strong foundation for Nebraska’s future.  We want Nebraska’s senators and congressmen to help make this happen.”

Organizations participating included:

ACLU – Nebraska
Anti-Defamation League – Plains States Region
Black Men United
Brown Immigration Law, LLP
Campbell’s Nurseries and Garden Centers
Catholic Charities of Omaha
Carpenters Union Local 427
Center for People in Need
Center for Rural Affairs
Central Nebraska Human Trafficking & Immigration Outreach
Centro Hispano Comunitario (Columbus)
College of St. Mary
Creighton Center for Service and Justice
El Centro de las Americas (Lincoln)
Heartland Workers Center
Inclusive Communities
Interchurch Ministries of Nebraska
Justice for Our Neighbors – Nebraska
Latino American Commission of Nebraska
Latino Center of the Midlands
League of Women Voters
Malcolm X Memorial Foundation
Multicultural Center of Grand Island
NAACP – Lincoln
National Association of Social Workers – Nebraska Chapter
National Council of Jewish Women – Omaha Section
Nebraska AFL-CIO
Nebraska Appleseed
Nebraska Catholic Conference
Nebraska Cattlemen
Nebraska Conference of the United Methodist Church – Risk Taking & Justice Ministries
Nebraska Restaurant Association
Nebraska Retail Federation
Nebraska State Dairy Association
Nebraska Urban Indian Health Coalition
Nebraskans for Peace
Office of the Mayor, City of Lincoln
Office of the Mayor, City of Omaha
Omaha Together One Community
Sisters of Mercy, West Midwest Community
SSCA Omaha – Serving All Refugees
St. Mary’s Immigration Program (Grand Island)
YWCA – Lincoln

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