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Welcome

NMILC is New Mexico’s only provider of legal assistance to low-income immigrant families facing separation due to deportation, asylum seekers, and unaccompanied minors. Legal risks for them remain high, and – unlike citizens – they have no right to free counsel. Immigrants do face fewer social and political obstacles in New Mexico than they do elsewhere, such as the neighboring state of Arizona. By long tradition, immigrants from Mexico would travel back and forth between home towns south of the border and jobs in New Mexico. But that practice has become virtually impossible in today’s federal enforcement climate. At the same time, a seemingly unstoppable wave of violence in Mexico is driving more families to seek refuge in the United States, with New Mexico the refuge of choice for many. These trends make the work of NMILC vitally important. Learn more »

Bienvenidos

NMILC es la única organización en Nuevo México que provee servicios legales dedicados a las familias inmigrantes de bajos recursos que están a riesgo de ser separadas por la deportación. También somos la única organización que provee asistencia legal para personas intentando de conseguir asilo y menores de edad no acompañados por un padre. NMILC ayuda a familias encontrar estabilidad y aumentar sus oportunidades para obtener la seguridad económica, abriendo las puertas para que los inmigrantes en Nuevo México puedan contribuir a sus comunidades para las futuras generaciones.

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President Obama Announces Admin Relief

November 20, 2014
In response to the President’s announcement NMILC has set up Listo Nuevo México; a collaborative campaign established to ensure that the administrative relief program is implemented as effectively as possible in New Mexico. NMILC manages ListoNM.org in order to provide up to date information on the announcement, how individuals can prepare, and to act as a resource for community members, organizations and institutions to find out if and when workshops and legal fairs will be held around the state. Visit ListoNM.org »


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Imagine living in a world where every single part of your identity is constantly under attack. Published by: Advocate.com By Moises Serrano As I listen to my mother on the phone, I stare vacantly toward an empty wall. The thought crosses my mind that I have been trying to get off the phone with... more

Law Center Steps Up Aid to Undocumented Immigrants in U.S.

Originally published by: Albuquerque Journal By Rick Nathanson / Journal Staff Writer The New Mexico Immigrant Law Center has initiated a campaign called Listo Nuevo Mexico, or Ready New Mexico, to identify people who may need to take a workshop explaining the program for people who are in the U.S. illegally that... more

Special Report: U.S. visa program for crime victims is hit-or-miss prospect

originally published by: Reuters By Dan Levine and Kristina Cooke (Reuters) - It was the week of Chinese New Year, and Jian Zhen Huang was climbing her sister’s doorstep in Brooklyn with cups and other supplies for the celebration inside. Suddenly, a young man grabbed her, punched her in the face several... more