Immigrants & Communities



Immigrants have been working and building lives in Nebraska for generations.

At Nebraska Appleseed, we believe that our state has everything to gain from welcoming these new residents with open hearts and minds.

A welcoming environment not only helps newcomers become stronger, more valuable members of the community; it also helps the community itself take in and benefit from fresh perspectives.

With this in mind, Nebraska Appleseed is working to rebuild the immigration system – and to reframe the conversation about immigration – in our state.

Current Projects & Initiatives:

Federal Policy

NE_Appleseed_Icons_Congress-128Nebraska Appleseed believes there should be a clear roadmap to citizenship for aspiring Americans. Our communities and economy benefit from the contributions made by new Americans, and we work with our federal leaders to make that path to citizenship as clear and accessible as possible.

More information on Nebraska Appleseed’s Federal Immigration Policy Work:

Deferred Action / DREAM Act 

State and Local Policy

NE_Appleseed_Icons_StateCapital-128Nebraska Appleseed advocates for state and local policies that allow people to quickly and effectively become a meaningful part of their communities. Sometimes that also means we educate our leaders on how overly restrictive policies can create barriers to equal opportunities that Nebraskans take pride in, which can be detrimental to our state.

Publications | Current Legislation | On Our Blog

Welcoming Communities

NE_Appleseed_Icons_Community-128Nebraska Appleseed believes our communities are stronger when all people feel welcome, so we are proud to take part in events that create a welcoming atmosphere. We work to develop leaders at a local level and strive to connect leaders with each other for betterment of our communities.

Publications | Nebraska Is Home | On Our Blog

Workers Rights & Safety

NE_Appleseed_Icons_Meatpacking-128Nebraska Appleseed joins together with Nebraska workers to create safer workplaces in our state with the goal of reducing the astonishingly high injury rate in meatpacking plants. We create employee education programs to inform all workers on their right to a safe workplace.

Publications | On Our Blog | Take Action

Immigration Legal Resources

NE_Appleseed_Icons_Legal-128For direct assistance concerning immigration legal issues, contact one of these Nebraska organizations:

Catholic Charities of Omaha
(402) 939-4615

Contact: Jessica Bernal

Justice For Our Neighbors
(402) 898-1349

Center for Legal Immigration Assistance (Lincoln)
(402) 471-1777

Centro Hispano (Columbus)
(402) 564-2110

Catholic Social Services of Southern Nebraska (Lincoln)
(402) 474-1600

St. Mary’s Cathedral (Grand Island)
(308) 384-2523

Immigration Services – St. Ann’s Church (Lexington)
(308) 324-7300