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OTOC News in the ‘Immigration and Refugee Support’ Category

  • Support for TPS Holder and Dreamers

    On Monday January 8th, Homeland Security announced that Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Salvadorans will end on September 9th, 2019.¬† Over 200,000 Salvadorans and their families are now at risk, so it is now up to Congress to find a legislative solution. OTOC calls on Congressmen Bacon and Fortenberry,¬†Senators Fischer and Senator Sasse to get […]

  • Immigration, Mental Health, and Predatory Lending Advocacy at City Council

    In the past two months, OTOC Action teams have been present in city council meetings to testify on different issues. OTOC adds support to City Council Resolution to tell Congress to act swiftly for DACA Dreamers On October 17th, Jean Reiner of St. Stephens and the Immigration and Refugee Action Team testified about a Resolution […]

  • OTOC is growing relationships, awareness and solidarity with Salvadorans with Temoprary Protected Status

    OTOC leaders have been working with Omaha’s Salvadoran people who are recipients of Temporary Protected Status (TPS), an immigration status given in 2001 because of the major earthquake in El Salvador. These families have been living and working in Omaha since then, renewing their TPS status every eighteen months. Now their immigration status is threatened […]

  • OTOC Leaders stand in solidarity as DACA program is threatened

    OTOC Leaders attended the Stand with DREAMers press conference in Lincoln on Tuesday. President Trump has cancelled the DACA program which now puts an expiration date on DACA recipients’ documentation, unless congress passes something like the Dream Act into legislation soon. OTOC stands with immigrant and refugee families. We offer our heartfelt support for so […]

  • OTOC and IPL held five engaging events at Urban Abbey during July

    Institute for Public Leadership partnered with OTOC to hold 5 great events at Urban Abbey during July. The events included both celebrations of our culture though song and stories, a workshop on writing letters to the editor and safe rental housing, and discussion of a provocative new book. Friday, July 14: Kyle Knapp played a […]