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 current administration’s 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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Reflections on the Border: Part 1

Reflections on the Border: Part 1

In February, staff members from NMILC visited the Mexico-US border, touring a youth “shelter”, local processing center, and segments of the wall. This is the first of a three-part series sharing their thoughts about the experience. The views expressed herein are those of NMILC’s staff members. Southwest Key is an “Immigrant... more

Citizenship Fair: March 4, 2017

On March 4, 2017, we are hosting a citizenship fair with the goal of assisting as many New Mexicans as possible as they complete their citizenship applications. Lawful permanent residents who are eligible to apply for citizenship will have the opportunity to complete their applications with the help of trained volunteers... more

Fighting for DREAMers Under a Trump Administration

Fighting for DREAMers Under a Trump Administration

"I want dreamers to come from the United States. I want the people in the United States that have children, I want them to have dreams also. We're always talking about dreamers for other people. I want the children that are growing up in the United States to be dreamers... more