27 Mar

Blanca’s Story

Abandoned by both of their parents, Blanca* and her sister moved in with their abusive uncle when they were young. Given the name “Oscar” at birth, Blanca was beaten at home and at school for playing with dolls and wearing pink. Her uncle forced Blanca to leave school by age 11, declaring that he would […]


20 Mar

Linda’s Story

In a remote detention facility in New Mexico, isolated from immigrant rights organizations and legal assistance, is the only immigrant prison in the country that has a pod dedicated to holding transwomen. NMILC, in partnership with the Santa Fe Dreamers Project, is dedicated to ensuring that these women receive legal representation and can go on […]


7 Mar

7,000 New Mexicans In Limbo

Congress had until March 5, 2018 to pass a solution to permanently shield immigrant youth from deportation. It’s inaction has left about 7,000 New Mexican youth in uncertainty.   In 2012, President Obama created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program that granted protection from deportation and work permits to around 700,000 young people […]