Support Immigrant Legal Center during Omaha Gives 2018
Events | May 10, 2018
Hello ILC friends,
Immigrant Legal Center is excited to participate in Omaha Gives for 6th year in a row! This 24-hour charitable giving day celebrates non-profit organizations in the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area on Wednesday, May 23rd.
Immigrant Legal Center has made many positive efforts of moving ahead despite our current political climate. In 2017, the Trump administration has made numerous political decisions that are being enacted against immigrants – repeatedly to the point of threating government shutdowns. Threats have been made to:
- The Deferred Action of Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program
- Nationals of six Muslim-majority countries through travel bans
- Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients from El Salvador, Haiti, Nicaragua, Sudan, Nepal, and most recently Honduras.
- Immigrant children to separate them from their parents and keep pregnant immigrant women in detention centers
- Those seeking assistance by restricting access for asylum relief
In 2017, we reached our goal with over $71,000! Your donation helped us combat these threats made to immigrants.
- Our legal worked on more than 3,400 cases for individuals from 47 countries.
- Our staff did a Train The Trainer workshop to over 2,300 community leaders across Nebraska and presented a 188-page Rights and Planning Guide.
- Our Defend the Dream: What DACA Recipients and their Allies Need to Know reached more than 400 people and 2.5k views via Facebook live.
Now is the time to make a difference! With your minimum donation of $10, you will support our efforts to protect and empower immigrants in our communities. Watch our video on how to donate.
Important information to share:
- Donations can be scheduled beginning May 1st
- Minimum donation is $10 – any amount is welcome!
We are a country that prospers from immigrant contributions. It is up to us all to value and honor one another as human beings. The need for immigration legal services is growing. You can help ILC change the future of vulnerable immigrants in our communities. Help us keep families together.