Immigration Legal Assistance
Services

Immigration Legal Assistance Services are offered at the Juan Diego Center.

Our Mission

To provide quality, accessible and affordable legal immigration assistance and services focused on unifying immigrant families in a safe, welcoming and confidential environment.

Our Goal

We work to unite and reunite families from all over the world.

To make an appointment

We only take consultations by appointment. To make an appointment, please call the Nebraska Immigration Legal Assistance Hotline (NILAH) at 855-307-6730.  NILAH is a centralized intake system of the area non-profit immigration legal service providers. If you would specifically like an appointment with Catholic Charities, please inform the NILAH representative when calling. The hotline is available during the following hours, excluding federal holidays: 

Monday & Wednesday:      9:00-11:00, 12:30-3:30  CST
Tuesday & Thursday:         9:00-12:00, 1:30-3:30  CST
Friday:                                9:00-12:00  CST

Contact and location:

Immigration Legal Assistance Services are offered at our offices in Omaha and Schuyler.

Omaha: Juan Diego Center

We may be reached by calling 402-939-4615. Our office is located in the first floor of the Juan Diego Center at 5211 S. 31st ST, Omaha, NE 68107. For questions, please email JossyR@ccomaha.org.

Schuyler: El Puente Immigration Legal Services

El Puente Immigration Legal Services is a collaboration with Christ the King Priory.

We may be reached by calling 402-352-3644. Our office is located at the Benedictine Monastery of Christ the King Priory, 1123 Road I, Schuyler, NE 68661, about 5 miles north of Schuyler.

Services

  • Renewal or replacement of lawful permanent residence card (“green card”)
  • Family Petition (I-130) for qualifying family members
  • Self-Petitions under the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA)
  • Adjustment of Status for U visa, VAWA, Cuban Adjustment Act, Refugee Adjustment, or family-based cases
  • Removal of conditions on lawful permanent resident status
  • Renewal or replacement of employment authorization document (“work permit”)
  • U Non-immigrant Visa for Survivors of Crime (“U visa”)
  • Naturalization and Certificate of Citizenship
  • Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”)
  • Family-based Consular Processing
  • Immigration Legal Consultations
  • Translation of Documents from Spanish to English
  • Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request

More about us

Our program has worked with clients from over 40 different countries that include Mexico, Somalia, Burma, Togo, Sudan, El Salvador, Canada, and many more. We see approximately 80 new cases each quarter and do educational outreach at least once a month.

One success story involves a a 60 year-old Guatemalan citizen who we helped to naturalize. When she first went to her naturalization interview more than a year ago, and she did not pass the civics test because her anxiety got the best of her. She was given another opportunity to take her test three months later, but the day of her second interview, she missed her appointment due to having suffered a stroke. We immediately informed USCIS of the situation and with coordination from the Omaha Field office director, we were able to keep her application in abeyance.  When she was discharged from the hospital she was taken to rehabilitation assisted living center as she could not walk, was paralyzed on the right side of her body, and was working on recovering her speech.  With the help of our program we submitted a medical waiver due to her condition. The immigration officer approved her application and conducted her oath ceremony at the assisted living center so that she was able to be sworn in as a United States Citizen. The client was extremely grateful and excited as she had previously told us that her lifelong dream was to one day vote in a presidential election. This is one of the many positive outcomes that our clients have seen with our help.