Get Involved

The New Mexico Immigrant Law Center (NMILC) relies on the generosity of volunteers, student interns, and pro bono attorneys to provide legal services to low income immigrants in New Mexico. As one of New Mexico’s only providers of immigration-related legal aid to low-income immigrants facing deportation, your support of NMILC promotes justice by ensuring that we are able to educate and assist individuals who would otherwise be unable to exercise their rights. NMILC’s work enables immigrants to stabilize and advance their immigration status so that they can work, go to school, stay healthy and contribute fully to their New Mexican communities for generations to come.

There are several ways that you can get involved today:

Donate

As a §501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation we need your financial support to make a difference in the lives of thousands of New Mexican families who, without NMILC, have no one to advocate on their behalf.

Give online today to become a financial partner in NMILC’s work. You can also make automatic recurring donations (monthly, quarterly, etc.) that provide ongoing support to our programs. It’s easy to set up when making your online donation! If you wish to make a donation electronically, please click here to be redirected to our secure on-line donation page. Although the financial institution will deduct a 3% processing fee from your donation, the full amount will be tax deductible.

Mail us a contribution

Most of our donations arrive at our doorstep the old-fashioned way! You may send a check payable to “NMILC” at PO Box 7040, Albuquerque, NM 87194. You will receive a written acknowledgement of your gift with tax deductible information.

Make a recurring pledge

If your company participates in the United Way Campaign, you can set up a direct payroll deduction designated to NMILC through United Way. 100% of the contribution will go to the designated charitable organization. Contact your employer to for a Pledge Form. Employers who participate in the United Way Campaign include the University of New Mexico, PNM, and Intel.

Invite Us to Speak

We know that fundraising and community education go hand in hand. If you would like a representative from the NMILC to get in contact to tell you more about who we are and our work, or speak to your neighbors, friends, colleagues, or church about the immigration system, please email us at info[at]nmilc[dot]org

Stay In Touch With Us

Do you want to learn more about our organization and receive periodic updates about important events and news? Join our network to sign up for our mail and email lists! We also invite you to like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter or Instagram.

Become A Pro Bono Attorney

NMILC welcomes interested attorneys to handle cases on a pro bono basis. We seek to maximize our impact by partnering with attorneys who wish to donate their time to assist our clients. We partner with experienced immigration law practitioners who donate their time at legal fairs and workshops. Our attorneys also mentor attorneys who may have no immigration law experience to assist us with specific cases. We especially need assistance in representing youth who have been abandoned, neglected, or abused to apply for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status.

NMILC screens all cases extensively to ensure that only those who are legally eligible for the immigration benefit sought and those with the fewest private resources enter NMILC’s program and are referred for pro bono representation to attorneys and firms who generously donate their time and expertise.

You can read more about specific case types and other pro bono opportunities here. If you are interested in getting involved, please fill out this form and someone will be in touch shortly.

Volunteer/Intern

NMILC would not function without the help of our volunteers. NMILC offers internships to law students and undergraduates to work in a variety of legal services programs. The internships are an excellent opportunity to learn more about U.S. immigration law and policy while making a difference in the lives of low-income individuals in need of legal representation. We also welcome other community members who would like to volunteer their time and expertise.

Learn more about current internship and volunteer opportunities here.

Sign up to volunteer by filling out this form.

Be an Advocate

Click here to join our network of advocates and become connected in its initiatives, and vast network of other immigrant rights organizations and supporters in your community.

Check out our Resources page to learn more about the local organizations involved in immigrant work as well as national resources where you can where you can learn more about immigration.

Educate your Community

Raise awareness by scheduling a NMILC staff member to speak to your organization, congregation, or office about immigration law and New Mexico’s immigrant communities.

Contact us to get involved and support NMILC’s work.

 

 

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