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OTOC News in the ‘Immigration and Refugee Support’ Category

  • Protections for Meatpacking workers needed now!

    1. Protect Public Health Meatpacking plants are prominent employers in communities across Nebraska. With so many workers working in close quarters with little protections, community spread multiplies. OWH OTOC Op Ed with UFCW: Nebraska needs strong action to protect packing plant workers 2. Protect food supply chains Nebraska meatpacking plants feed the country. President Trump […]

  • Mental health emergency services kick off Issue Cafe month at Urban Abbey

    Emergency Mental Health Services A panel of speakers spoke about emergency mental health services currently available in the Omaha Metro area and new ones being planned. Some resources shared: Nebraska Medicine Director of Behavioral Health: Dr. David Cates UNMC will be opening a Psychiatric Emergency Service next July. They are currently treating 3,000  psychiatric crisis […]

  • Relationship buildings aids passage of American Dream and Promise Act in House

    The American Dream and Promise Act, H.R. 6, passed in the House of Representatives on June 4 The bill passed with a 237-187 vote. Only seven republicans supported the bill, including our Omaha-area representative, Don Bacon. OTOC and TPS leaders have continually met with him, attended town halls, and called countless times to build a […]

  • IPL & OTOC Leaders collaborate with the National TPS Alliance of Nebraska at First United Methodist Church-Omaha

    IPL & OTOC Leaders collaborated with The National TPS Alliance of Nebraska Saturday April 6th for a bilingual workshop at First United Methodist Church. The event hosted over 75 people who were inspired by live testimonies of real TPS holders. Temporary Protected Status is an immigration status given to those who can not return to […]

  • Celebrating 9 members of the Omaha Community who represented Nebraska at the 2019 TPS Summit in Washington DC

    Friday February 8th, Missioning Prayer and Despedida (Send-Off) This past Friday, over 100 leaders from OTOC and the TPS Alliance of Nebraska gathered to hold a Prayer Service that celebrated both culture and faith for the 9 members of the Omaha community who are representing Nebraska at the TPS Summit in Washington DC from February […]

  • Issue cafes educate about refugees, mental health, and housing

    Improving Rental Housing in Omaha Seventy-five diverse community leaders met on Nov. 27 to learn about and discuss the state of affordable, quality housing. OTOC leaders presented some solutions like a rental property and landlord registration, a housing ombudsman, an inspection pilot project, and , the most effective, a rental property inspection ordinance. The lively […]

  • 375 leaders get commitments from Congress & OPPD Candidates on September 18

    The Omaha World Herald reporter opened his story about the evening by observing: “Rep. Don Bacon, R-Neb., and Democrat Kara Eastman faced questions Monday on immigration, health care and a changing climate in front of a standing room-only crowd of more than 350 people.“  In fact, nearly 400 people signed into the 2018  OTOC Accountability […]

  • TPS Bus visits Omaha!

    Leaders from across the city welcomed the TPS Journey for Justice Caravan on September 4th and 5th. OTOC and the Institute for Public Leadership, along with Tri-Faith Initiative, the Columban Fathers, and the Schlegal Center for Service and Justice sponsored several events to let the Omaha community know what TPS is and invite them to […]

  • Stand with Immigrants

      Beyond the Migrant Crisis Headlines Issue Cafe:  Thursday July 12 at Urban Abbey 90 individuals crammed into Urban Abbey to hear speakers from OLLAS at UNO, Immigrant Legal Center, and Nebraska Appleseed discuss the root causes, laws, and lasting solutions surrounding immigration.  Cristián Doña-Reveco from OLLAS at UNO began the presentation with a detailed analysis of […]

  • OTOC leaders speak up about silence from Nebraska Senators and Representatives

    OTOC Immigration and Refugee Action Team leaders Kathleen Grant and Jeanne Schuler have published an op-ed in the Omaha World Herald calling on Nebraska’s senators and congressional representatives to take action for mothers and children who are facing poor treatment and separation. To read their article in the Omaha World Herald, click here. Attorney General […]