4 Jun

ICE’s presence grows in New Mexico while benefiting the private prison industry

By: Adriel D. Orozco, Esq., Associate Director About two years ago, the Torrance County Detention Facility closed leaving more than 200 employees without jobs and devastating the local economy. It is a common story as many small towns in rural America are highly dependent on the prison industry. But the closing of the Torrance County prison highlights the fundamental problem of […]

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4 Jun

Economic Justice: How NMILC’s attorneys are working to address wage theft in New Mexico’s immigrant community

By: Abdiel Razo, Communications Associate Imagine laboring away in the heat of a hot New Mexico summer day to make ends meet for your family only to have your employer tell you that your paycheck is coming later than expected. Imagine that that paycheck never comes. Imagine that you go to your state labor department […]

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