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Immigrant Legal Center (ILC)
In January, 2018, Justice For Our Neighbors Nebraska (JFON-NE) changed its name to Immigrant Legal Center (ILC). The change does not reflect a change in our culture, our values, or our mission. ILC continues to provide free legal services to immigrants who have incomes below 150% of the federal poverty guidelines. Twelve attorneys specialize in immigration cases involving domestic abuse, abused and abandoned children, and asylum. We conduct impact litigation with the Justice For Our Neighbors Network. Attorneys and BIA accredited representatives provide education to immigrants and the public. Advocacy efforts include technical expertise to the Nebraska Legislature and updates on immigration law for the public.
ILC provides services in Nebraska and Southwest Iowa. People interested in our services should contact our intake partner, the Nebraska Immigration Legal Assistance Hotline (NILAH) at toll-free 1-(855) 307-6730.
|Detention Facilities Served:||Pottawattamie County Jail (IA), Dakota County Jail (NE), Douglas County Department of Corrections (NE)|
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:||Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Employment-based immigrant and non-immigrant petitions, Family-based petitions, Removal hearings, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions|
|Types of immigration legal services provided:||Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews), Representation before the Immigration Court, Representation before the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), Federal court appeals|
|Other areas of legal assistance:||Employment, Family & Juvenile, Health|
|Non-legal services:||Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Department of Justice (DOJ)/Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)-funded services for trafficking victims, Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Office Of Refugee Resettlement (ORR)-funded services for trafficking victims, Referrals to other services|
|Populations served:||Detained individuals, Domestic Violence Victims, Farm workers, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender, Torture survivors|
|Languages spoken:||English, Spanish, Translators engaged by appointment|
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:||Yes|
|Nominal fee charged?||No|
|Other information:||Apply for services through the Nebraska Immigration Legal Assistance Hotline (NILAH) @ 1-855-307-6730 Monday & Wednesday 9:00 - 11:00 AM, 12:30 - 3:30 PM; Tuesday & Thursday 9:00 - 12:30 PM, 1:30 -3:30 PM; and Friday 9:00 - 12:00 PM. The NILAH paralegals have the ability to speak to many callers in their native languages.|
|Other Information||Pro bono attorneys are invited to participate in our Attorney for the Day Program to assist children and youth in the Douglas County Immigration Court.|