What the Election Means to Just Neighbors: How We Respond

One week after the long, often nasty and divisive, presidential campaign came to a close, Just Neighbors staff, volunteers and clients are still in a bit of shock. The campaign rhetoric against immigrants has manifested itself in confusion and uncertainty among immigrants, regardless of status, Now that the election is over, we are preparing for a new …

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A Very Happy Ending

Last October we used Facebook to solicit donations toward the filing fees for our little client “Ali.”  Ali’s father had entered the U.S. in 2004 and sought asylum from Burma on religious and political grounds. On his application he included his wife, who was still abroad. After nearly five years, our client’s asylum case was …

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New Board Officers Elected

The board elected new officers at its annual meeting earlier this month.   We are pleased to announce the following: Chair – Elisabeth Rhyne, Vice – Chair – Joe Keyes, Treasurer – Lisa Trangsrud, Secretary – Julia Bizer We are pleased that former chair Debra Lange and vice-chair Jim Dake will continue to serve on the …

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Love Your Neighbor

On a snowy Valentine’s Day last month, friends and supporters of Just Neighbors gathered together for “champagne and chocolate” to kick off the “Love Your Neighbor” campaign.  The money raised from this on-going fundraiser goes directly to providing  support to expanding Just Neighbor’s capacity to help more clients who will be eligible under the DAPA/DACA executive action.  Guests enjoyed the lovely home of Marci and …

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