SAN DIEGO (AP) — More than 260 refugees who were vetted, approved and booked to come to the United States have had their flights canceled by the State Department over the past two weeks because they do not qualify under restrictions imposed by former President Donald Trump, refugee resettlement agencies say.
CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The United States is expected to have resettled more than 1,100 refugees by early next year under a deal President …
Mayor Jean Stothert wrote a letter to the U.S. State Department, stating the city's available jobs, affordable housing, health care infrastructure, educational opportunities and experienced social services can meet the needs of refugees.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An Iraqi man accused of killing for the Islamic State entered the U.S. as a refugee in 2014 after claiming to be a v…
There are some formal services that include the International Center of the Heartland, a refugee one-stop shop run by Lutheran Family Services, the state’s largest refugee resettlement agency.
Balancing work and home can be hard enough to do when you’re born here, but try doing it like Sadiki, with five children ages 10 to 2 and without enough dressers or beds or, some days, food.
Refugee resettlements in Nebraska have slowed from a trickle to a drip.
Advocates lamented the resettlement numbers at an Omaha Refugee Task Force meeting Wednesday.
Refugee resettlement, which slowed this spring because of a yo-yo of national political and legal decisions, is picking up in Nebraska and could really increase in the state this fall, a state official says.
Recently, Donna and Coyner Smith walked into Lutheran Family Services and gave the Omaha nonprofit a sizable and undisclosed amount of money — enough to keep Lutheran Family Services’ endangered refugee resettlement program in existence for at least a year.
The chairwoman of the Nebraska Democratic Party said she has been receiving threats since news about the party's donations to refugee resettle…
Local refugee resettlement agencies again face the prospect of having all new refugees into Nebraska temporarily shut down. "This puts us right back to where we thought we were on Jan. 27,” said Kathy Moore of Omaha’s Refugee Empowerment Center, referring to the date of Trump’s original executive order on immigration and refugees.
Todd Reckling, vice president of program for Lutheran Family Services, told a panel of lawmakers the proposal would create problems by requiring the release of confidential information protected under federal law.
The plane carrying her mother and niece arrived an hour and a half late, but Amina Mohamed wasn't complaining.
The plane carrying her mother and niece arrived an hour and a half late, but Amina Mohamed wasn’t complaining. Were it not for the federal court decision blocking several provisions of President Donald Trump’s executive order on refugees, Mohamed's relatives wouldn’t have landed in Omaha at all.
The whiteboard at Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska is a mix of frowning and smiling faces, each representing a roller coaster moment durin…
A normal week for the office brings about five volunteer inquiries. The past two weeks have brought in more than 200 emails and phone calls — each with some version of the question, “How can I help refugees?”
While much uncertainty remains, it appears that a judge's ruling striking down parts of President Donald Trump's executive order will soon reo…
While much uncertainty remains, it appears a judge’s ruling striking down parts of President Donald Trump’s executive order will soon reopen the pipeline for refugee resettlement in Nebraska.