What We Do
Access to affordable immigration legal services provided by NMILC enables immigrants to obtain legal status that can lead to better jobs, access to credit and bank accounts, reunification with family members, access to quality healthcare, increased educational opportunities for children and adults, and full participation in the civic life of their communities.
Rather than a legal aid organization, we see ourselves as a virtual, dynamic legal service organization with lawyers housed within strategic community partners. We believe this approach allows us to effectively use our limited resources. We know that our legal advocacy is most efficient when we are working in collaboration with community partners who our clients know and trust. We also know that our clients face barriers beyond immigration status and we reach individuals who may not otherwise seek our services.
We collaborate with community partners to have a greater collective impact in the following areas:
- Health and Safety: Ensuring that immigrant families we serve live in a safe and healthy environment that is free of violence.
- Family Stability: Providing permanency for children of mixed status immigrant families who are at risk of separation.
- Economic Security and Education: Ensuring that immigrant families have adequate and sustainable resources to support their needs through access to educational and employment opportunities.
- Civic Engagement: Empowering immigrants through citizenship, which provides the opportunity to fully participate in and contribute to the democratic process and civil society.
Our Community Partners
ACE Leadership High School
El Centro de La Raza
El Centro de Igualdad y Derechos
Partnership for Community Action
Peanut Butter and Jelly Family Services
Pegasus Legal Services
RFK Charter School
Somos Un Pueblo Unidos
South Valley Academy
Young Children’s Health Center