Immigrant Legal Center
An Affiliate of the Justice
For Our Neighbors Network
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Omaha, NE 68105

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An Affiliate of the Justice For Our Neighbors Network


Continuing to Fight – Asylum Policy Update

Advocacy Education | September 19, 2019

The Supreme Court has granted the Trump Administration a stay of its “Third Country” asylum policy, wherein it has decided not to accept asylum applications from southern border crossers who traveled through a third country on their way to apply for asylum in the United States. This policy, which effectively blocks vulnerable Central Americans fleeing … Continue reading "Continuing to Fight – Asylum Policy Update"

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ILC Legal Director’s National Impact Litigation

Uncategorized | September 18, 2019

Charles “Shane” Ellison, ILC’s legal director, also engages in impact litigation on behalf of National Justice For Our Neighbors (JFON), the national organization of which we are an affiliate. Shane authored amicus briefs before the Eighth and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal regarding application of the persecutor bar, as well as before the Board of … Continue reading "ILC Legal Director’s National Impact Litigation"

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Emiliano Lerda, J.D., LL.M.

Lerda Built ILC into a Strong Nonprofit Immigration Law Firm

Media Release | September 18, 2019

In his last weeks as ILC’s executive director, Emiliano Lerda said that looking back at his eight-year tenure, the measure of his success is how well the organization is poised to continue on successfully without him.

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Your American Dream

Uncategorized | August 7, 2019

Most of us are familiar with the “American Dream” family roots narrative (whether it’s your own or that you’ve heard patriotically boasted) along the lines, “When my grandfather came to the United States, he only had $5 in his pocket!” Current and upcoming policy, however, makes new strides in denying the pride and possibility of … Continue reading "Your American Dream"

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Supreme Court to Hear DACA Appeal

Uncategorized | June 28, 2019

The Court will begin with oral arguments on the question of DACA at the beginning of its next term, in October, and is expected to reach a decision sometime by June of 2020.

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