We envision a vibrant New Mexico where all people—regardless of immigration status—can achieve their full potential and are treated with dignity and respect.


The president elect’s proposed immigration policies—building a wall, deporting millions, and closing doors to those in need of protection, to name a few—are fundamentally at odds with the values of a nation in which all people have the opportunity to live in safety with the ones they love.

Now more than ever, we need your support in order to make our vision a reality.
Join us in our fight for justice for ALL New Mexicans.



NMILC is a social justice organization, connecting with strategic community partners to ensure our clients receive holistic support. Learn about our collaborative model.

We rely on people like you to make sure all New Mexicans have access to the justice they deserve.

  • $20 allows us to see if one child is eligible for a work permit or a permanent path
  • $100 enables one student to stay in the U.S. legally for 2 years
  • $500 funds one pro se workshop, where we can assist numerous people in filling out applications for work permits, DACA or citizenship
  • $750 enables a victim of domestic violence to get on a path to become a lawful permanent resident
  • $1000 prevents one child from being deported, and makes them eligible to become a lawful permanent resident

Your donation can be the difference between a deportation and a family that is able to stay together.


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A Letter from Our Executive Director

Dear Friend, I woke up yesterday incredibly saddened. As I began to process the outcome of the election and its impact on immigrants, I thought of my father, who was born in a displaced persons camp in the wake of World War II. He and my grandparents were there as a... more

Citizenship Workshops and the Power of Pro Se: Perspectives From a New Employee

If you plan on moving from Minnesota to New Mexico, prepare for some surprises. You may find yourself asking questions like “Why is everyone putting on their winter clothes in this 70 degree heat?” or “Where did all the Norwegians go?” But there are also many surprises when you go... more

Not Waiting for Students to Show Up, NMILC Takes DACA to Albuquerque’s Schools

The New Mexico Immigrant Law Center (NMILC) has created an innovative and unique program to help students and young adults apply for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DACA, which was announced by the Obama administration in 2012, allows people born after June 15, 1981 who arrived in the U.S. as... more