Immigrant Legal Center + Refugee Empowerment Center is a non-profit organization focused on empowering immigrants and refugees to live with confidence and free from fear. Our comprehensive and innovative approach combines legal services, refugee resettlement, social work, education, and advocacy to meet the ever-changing needs of immigrant communities.
We aim to create the gold standard for services provided to immigrants and refugees in Nebraska and southwest Iowa. What sets us apart is our unwavering dedication to the long-term success of our clients. At ILC + REC, we believe we are part of a larger movement to enhance standards for services provided to immigrants and refugees in our local, regional, and national communities.
We are committed to empowering immigrants, and we invite you to join us on this journey. Together, we can create a brighter future for all, where every immigrant and refugee can thrive and live with confidence
From top left: ILC + REC staff at the 2023 Omaha Cinco de Mayo Parade, Case Manager Wazhma Ahmadzai and her daughter, ILC + REC staff celebrating Paralegal Hamayoon Ghaforian receiving his green card, Case Manager Malek Zenbarra celebrates receiving his citizenship, DOJ Accredited Representative Claudia Islas, Director of Communications Cailan Franz and her daughter.
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As of October 1, 2022, Immigrant Legal Center (ILC) and Refugee Empowerment Center (REC) have officially merged under ILC leadership solidifying services and support for immigrants in our community. Through this merger, we bring together a wealth of expertise, experience, and resources that allow our staff to provide a holistic blend of high-quality services to our newest friends and neighbors in Nebraska and southwest Iowa.