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:

DACA – Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals

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.

DACA Current Status and Options (Immigration Legal Resource Center-ILRC) – English

Legislation comparison: side-by-side of DACA, Dream Act, & related 2017 legislation (NILC)

Catholic Bishops of Nebraska Statement on DACA Youth – English | Spanish

University of Nebraska DACA FAQ

The Fierce Urgency in Protecting Dreamers Now (Center for American Progress


Scholarships available to undocumented and DACA students 
Taxes & Finance 

General Immigration Resources

Cattlemen among those promoting immigration reform – Lincoln Journal-Star 02/12/2013

Safety Planning for you and your family 
Know Your Rights/Conozca Sus Derechos 
Hate Crimes, Scams, & Fraud 
Immigration Legal Resources 

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.

Your Rights at WorkSus derechos en el trabajo

Publications | On Our Blog | Take Action