immigration

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A report from the U.S. Census Bureau says Nebraska's foreign-born population ranks among the youngest in the nation.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — An Iowa state senator and congressional candidate is being criticized by Republicans and Democrats after he said he supports executing immigrant felons who seek to re-enter the U.S. illegally after being deported.

Julissa Arce speaking at UNO about immigration

Sep 16, 2015

A former Goldman Sachs investment banker who rose through the ranks while hiding her citizenship status speaks Wednesday at UNO.

Congressman Brad Ashford plans to introduce a bill expediting the citizenship process for spouses of first responders killed in the line of duty.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska Legislature has overridden the governor's veto and ended the nation's last ban on driving privileges for young people brought into the United States illegally as children.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Pete Ricketts has vetoed a bill that would end Nebraska's ban on driving privileges for young people brought to the state illegally as children but allowed to stay under a federal program.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts now faces the decision to uphold or withdraw his predecessor's policy of denying drivers licenses to deferred-action youth.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would allow driver's licenses for immigrant youths brought to the country illegally as children has advanced to a final vote in the Nebraska Legislature.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska is a step closer to becoming the last state to issue driver's licenses for youths who were brought into the country illegally but allowed to stay under a federal program.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bipartisan effort to allow Nebraska driver's licenses for deferred-action youths won't pass without a fight.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A bill that would allow deferred-action youths to qualify for driver's licenses in Nebraska has advanced for debate in the Legislature.

Charles Shane Ellison and Virginia Maynes of Justice for our Neighbors were the guests for January’s Press Club Noon Forum.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two people from the African nation of Benin are being deported after lying to authorities.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska's most populous county has stopped honoring federal requests to hold immigrants in jail without a warrant.

OLLAS report looks at Nebraska's Mexican-origin population

Sep 30, 2014

A new report says two-thirds of Nebraska’s Mexican-origin population was born in the United States.

A new report says Omaha’s Limited English Proficient workforce grew 95 percent from 2000 to 2012.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Two of Nebraska's most populous counties have stopped honoring federal requests to hold suspected immigrants in jail without a warrant.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Officials at 22 Iowa county jails are refusing to accept requests from federal immigration authorities to hold people in jail without a court order.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Omaha Public Schools has had in the past two years a sharp increase in new students born in El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

Bipartisan group of lawmakers to visit southern border

Jul 30, 2014

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer will travel to Texas Thursday evening to learn more about the immigration crisis at the southern border.

Harkin: U.S. should be a safe place for immigrant children

Jul 17, 2014

U.S. Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa says his state should be a safe place for children entering the country illegally.

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Fremont is still struggling to enforce part of its ordinance requiring people to obtain licenses and swear they have legal permission to live in the U.S. before renting homes in the Nebraska city.

Three leaders in the business, faith, and legislative community are calling on the U-S House to pass an immigration reform bill.

UNO political scientist discusses Fremont vote

Feb 13, 2014

An ordinance in Fremont that bans renting housing to immigrants in the U.S. illegally will stay in place.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit that challenged Nebraska's denial of driver's licenses to people who were brought into the country illegally as children, but allowed to stay under a new federal program.

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Voters in the eastern Nebraska city of Fremont have decided to keep an ordinance that requires all renters to swear they are legally living in the U.S.

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — Almost four years after a small Nebraska city tried to crack down on illegal immigration, the town is having second thoughts about requiring all renters to swear that they have legal permission to be in the United States.

Coalition of lawmakers call for immigration reform

Feb 5, 2014

A resolution in the Nebraska Legislature calls on Congress to pass federal immigration reform this year.

FREMONT, Neb. (AP) — The Fremont City Council is scheduled to consider amending an ordinance that would remove provisions of the city's ban on renting to people who aren't in the U.S. legally.

U.S. Senator Deb Fischer of Nebraska says she does not support a new immigration reform bill.

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