Tag Archives: Migration


In Gratitude

As a senior who is graduating in less than two weeks, reflection over the past four years and deep, grateful nostalgia have been consuming most of my time. It doesn’t seem real that soon I’ll be an alumna of a university that has taught me the true meaning of a faith that does justice. In [...]

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Warmth for our neighbors: SCSJ Coat Drive aims to help refugees weather winter

As a hub for refugees the world over, Omaha has proven itself a gracious and welcoming host to many people. The city’s winter weather, however, can be less hospitable, especially for those arriving from warmer climes. Creighton University’s Schlegel Center for Service and Justice is aiming to do something about that with its Fall Coat [...]


‘Stories that we should hear’: Simulation provides glimpse of uncertain world in which refugees live

Participants in a Feb. 2, 2018 refugee simulation put on by Creighton University’s Schlegel Center for Service and Justice and Lutheran Family Services, hustle to a “refugee camp” inside the Harper Center.The 50 people crouching in a dark stairwell and trying to keep quiet weren’t really in any danger. There weren’t really mortars incoming. There [...]

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Warm Hearts and Hard Starts: A Reflection for World Refugee Day

It was a nice break from the usual slogging through ESL and cultural orientation material. Today, instead of practicing introductions, writing letters and numbers or learning about job expectations, we gathered with the students we were tutoring and worked on an art project together.  With a few paper cut-outs, red, yellow and orange tissue paper, [...]


Food to End Hungers

I have to admit, this past month of weekly fasting has been difficult for me. I’ve slipped up a couple times- forgetting what day it was, grabbing a meal with friends, or just going about my daily routine. I’ve become so used to what I have, that I don’t actually realize what I have. However, [...]

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A Response to Suffering

In a pre-Lenten CCSJ Ignatian Advocacy meeting, a co-worker and friend of mine asked for volunteers to fast during lent. We were told we would be fasting with the “Fast for Families” campaign that is appealing for comprehensive immigration reform because our current immigration system breaks families apart through technically lawful yet morally irresponsible arrests [...]


Upcoming Events: Comprehensive Immigration Prayer

Temple Israel, OTOC, Nebraska Appleseed, CCSJ, various other organizations Rabbi Ariyeh Azriel of Temple Israel, leaders of Omaha Together One Community, Nebraska Appleseed and other organizations will hold a celebration of the 7th day of Hanukkah on Tuesday December 3rd 6:00-6:30 pm on 18th Street between Dodge and Douglas (outside the Federal Building). We will [...]

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Migration: Ask for Speaker Boehner’s Support

Sojourners We need Speaker Boehner’s leadership on Immigration Reform. With just weeks left before the end of their calendar, Congress remains gridlocked on immigration reform. Policy leaders from both sides of the aisle want this problem addressed, and Christians from a variety of backgrounds have been vocal about the urgent need to tackle this issue. [...]


Migration: Comprehensive Immigration Reform

The Jesuits This week, after over 1000 young leaders representing over 60 Catholic institutions from 23 states across the U.S. journeyed to D.C. for the Ignatian Solidarity Network’s annual justice conference, we invite you to join these advocates, the U.S. Catholic Bishops, and the U.S. Jesuit Provincials in calling for comprehensive and humane immigration reform. [...]


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Migration: Our families need a pathway to citizenship

Campaign for Citizenship Tell your member of Congress: Our families need a pathway to citizenship Please send a message to your Member of Congress and share your story of what the cost of their inaction on immigration reform looks like in your community. Also let them know why a pathway to citizenship is urgent for [...]


Migration: Citizenship

AVAAZ.org The Dominican Republic’s Constitutional Court issued a ruling that expects to strip the nationality of tens of thousands of people. For eight decades, these people were registered as Dominicans under the Constitution and the laws in effect. The Constitutional Court‘s 0168-13 ruling violates several principles. The Dominican Republic should respect its own legislation, guarantee [...]

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Migration: Say No to the SAFE Act

Jesuit Refugee Service/USA There is an immigration bill in the House of Representatives that would place members of our communities at risk. If enacted, the so-called SAFE Act would criminalize those who “transport, move, harbor or shield” a refugee, asylum seeker, or anyone whose immigration status has lapsed. We are called by our faith and [...]


Migration: Protecting the Lives and Dignity of Vulnerable Migrants

The Jesuits Too often, migrants are separated from the family member with whom they were traveling, and are deported at night to unfamiliar and unsafe border towns after most shelters have closed their doors. Additionally, DHS fails to take the precarious security situation of northern Mexico into account when making decisions about where and how [...]


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Upcoming Events: Cultural Night

OTOC On Saturday, October 5th, from 5-7:30pm, OTOC is hosting a cultural night at Creighton Prep in the commons. The night will include snacks and refreshments, time to speak with the performers, and dance and other performances in traditional dress. Tickets are $10 for individuals and $20 for families. Profits from the night will be [...]


Upcoming Events: Why Nebraska Needs Immigration Reform

Sisters of Mercy Why Nebraska Needs Immigration Reform-a faith, business, and ‘dreamer’ perspective On September 3rd, from 7-8:30pm, at the College of Saint Mary’s (Science Building: Gross Auditorium-7000 Mercy Road, Omaha, NE 68106 ), there will be a diverse panel of constituents in Congressman Lee Terry’s district who are calling for just immigration reform. Come [...]

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Migration: How you can be a “humane” immigration reform voice!

Ignatian Solidarity Network Tomorrow, April 10th, please call your US Senators and Representatives and relay the following message: I am a constituent calling from [your city]. As a member of the Ignatian Solidarity Network (if appropriate also share other institutional ties – ie. student, faculty, graduate, parishioner, etc. of/at [your institution]), I am calling to [...]

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Migration: Immigration Reform

Franciscan Action Network (FAN) Senator Deb Fischer is a new senator who FAN hopes to persuade to support immigration reform. Please make a call to 202-224-3121 and ask for Sen. Deb Fischer’s office (you can either leave a message or ask to talk with Larissa Martinez –Fischer’s finance director). FAN asks that you say something [...]


Kelly Tadeo Orbik Joined Over 30 Nebraska Organizations at a Press Conference for Immigration Reform

Our very own Kelly Tadeo Orbik, the Associate Director of the CCSJ, attended a press conference on April 4th for common-sense immigration laws with a clear and inclusive roadmap to citizenship. Kelly, representing the CCSJ, stood with over 30 Nebraska organizations on the west steps of the Nebraska State Capitol in support of immigration reform. [...]

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Migration: Immigration Reform: A Moral Responsibility

Sojourners Immigration Reform: A Moral Responsibility Alabama Senator Jeff Sessions recently said there is no, “moral or legal responsibility to reward somebody who entered the country [without documentation].” His comment ignores the fact that any path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants is likely to involve fines and penalties. As Christians we have a clear, moral [...]

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U.S. Jesuit Network Welcomes Bi-Partisan Immigration Framework

  U.S. Jesuit Network Welcomes Bi-Partisan Action for Immigration Reform More Info A Call to Address the Broken Immigration System The U.S. Jesuit Conference, the Jesuit Refugee Service/USA and the Kino Border Initiative welcome the framework for comprehensive immigration reform released yesterday by a bi-partisan group of Senators. Likewise, we were encouraged by President Obama’s remarks in [...]


USCCB Chair Optimistic about Senate Immigration Framework

      January 28, 2013 An important first step in process and tone, says Archbishop Gomez Promises bishops’ support for system to protect human dignity, homeland simultaneously Plan gives hope to millions of fellow human beings WASHINGTON—Archbishop José H. Gomez of Los Angeles, chairman of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Committee on Migration, [...]

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Cookies as a Common Language

Of all of the inspiring people I encountered in El Paso, the most touching relationship I made was with six-year-old Thiago. He got caught crossing the border into the United States and therefore was assigned to live with a foster family that works with the child detention center. We spent about an hour with the [...]