26 Feb

Immigrant-friendly policy keeps communities safer

BY Marian Mendez-Cera / Community Organizer, EL CENTRO de Igualdad y Derechos and Adriel Orozco / EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, N.M. IMMIGRANT LAW CENTER Wednesday, February 26th, 2020 at 12:02am We are proud of Albuquerque’s legacy of passing policies that are conducive to immigrant integration and reflect our values of fairness, equity and family. In 2000, we […]

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12 Dec

New proposed fee increases will prevent low-income immigrants from obtaining residency and citizenship

By Martha Laura Garcia-Izaguirre, Supervising Attorney On November 14th, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it has a new proposed fee schedule for at least ten different petitions, including citizenship, DACA, work permits, and asylum. Under federal law, USCIS is required to review its fees every two years, but the revision proposed is an […]

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12 Dec

NMILC volunteers with CLINIC’s Asylum Project

At the beginning of this month, a group of NMILC’s staff and attorneys went to El Paso/Juarez for two days to volunteer with Catholic Legal Immigration Network’s (CLINIC) Asylum Project to provide legal aide to migrants under MPP. While there, our volunteer services consisted of three major components: “know your rights” presentations, individual consultations, and accompanying families […]

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12 Dec

Climate Change and Mass Migration: It’s not a hypothetical, it’s already happening

BY: Abdiel Razo, Communications Associate During the last week of September, the UN had its 2019 Climate Summit to address what is increasingly becoming the greatest threat to life on earth. Millions of young people that same week demanded action, such as activist Greta Thunberg who delivered a powerful speech at the UN outlining the little time we have left. Among the many […]

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21 Dec

2018 Year in Review

Over the past year, the outpouring of support from the community gave us the flexibility to respond to the mounting attacks on the immigration community. Looking ahead to what 2019 will bring, we know these attacks on our neighbors, friends, and families will not stop. We are committed to continuing our work from the past, […]

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