Author: Schuyler Geery-Zink

All people deserve a fair chance to have their story heard

Immigrants targeted through Expedited Removal expansion “Show me your papers” policy leads to racial profiling, U.S. citizens being detained, and immigrants hastily being deported without due process   Our diverse and inclusive community is a tapestry woven of mixed status families, naturalized citizens and citizens born on U.S. soil or to a U.S. parent, foreign exchange students, refugees, TPS residents,… Read more →

Seeking asylum is a human right — it should be honored under immigration law

Children and families should have the chance to seek safety and rebuild their lives All people have the right to escape violent situations under international asylum law. Children and families flee their homes due to violence and persecution to seek safe haven in another country. The legal process for claiming asylum is to apply at the border or other ports… Read more →

Children fleeing violence face death and abuse in government custody

Can you imagine your child being caged without access to critical care and treatment? This is what children and their families are facing while seeking safety.   The U.S. government should protect children from harm, with special care given to children without guardians because they are particularly vulnerable. As children and their families are fleeing violence and instability, U.S. policies… Read more →

Take Action Against Indefinite Child Detention

Families seeking safety and asylum at our southern border are currently being separated. While that is horrible enough, the White House is seeking to implement an even-worse plan. The Trump Administration is currently attempting to replace a family-separation policy rejected nationwide with indefinite child and family detention, which would subject children to further trauma and abuse. Take Action! You can… Read more →

Refugees Welcome in Nebraska

We have seen national outcry since the Trump Administration announced earlier this month that it would cut refugee admissions next year from an already-low 45,000 to 30,000. It is the lowest ceiling on refugee admissions in the nearly 40 years since the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program began. Previous administrations viewed the ceiling as a goal and often approached the ceiling… Read more →