23 Aug

Advocacy Groups Sue U.S. Government

Originally Posted August 22, 2014 by the American Immigration Council here. Groups Sue U.S. Government Over Life-Threatening Deportation Process against Mothers and Children in Artesia Detention Center Washington D.C. — The American Immigration Council, American Civil Liberties Union National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, and National Immigration Law Center today sued the federal government to […]

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10 Aug

Detained Immigrants Advised To Self-Deport

By Ed Williams for Public Health New Mexico on KUNM.org Listen to the Radio Story on KUNM.org >> Lawyers representing women being held in the Artesia immigrant detention center in southern New Mexico are claiming the Honduran consulate is encouraging immigrants to forego legal counsel and consent to deportation. The claims follow concerns voiced by […]

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6 Aug

Children in Jail: What It’s Like for Immigrants Held at Artesia Center

By Megan Jordi, legal director at the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center ORIGINALLY POSTED: August 6, 2014 on American Immigration Council’s Immigration Impact The rule of law is only a mirage in the remote, dusty town of Artesia, New Mexico, where the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is holding more than 600 Honduran, Salvadoran, and […]

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30 Jul

NMILC Visits Converted Artesia Detention Center

Last week, NMILC joined national NGOs on a tour of the family detention facility in Artesia, NM. We were shocked at what we saw and heard. Inside A Converted New Mexico Detention Center, ‘Swift Process’ May Mean Asylum Claims Overlooked BY GUEST CONTRIBUTOR, SHARITA GRUBERG POSTED ON JULY 30, 2014 AT 9:00 AM at Think Progress ARTESIA, […]

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30 Jul

Immigrants Deserve to See Compassion

By Megan E. Jordi / New Mexico Immigrant Law Center  PUBLISHED: Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 12:05 am in the Albuquerque Journal (Op-Ed) The Department of Homeland Security is making a mockery of due process and violating the rights of Central American women and children by expediting their deportation at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center […]

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16 Jul

Injustice in Artesia

DHS has created an Alice in Wonderland world at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) in Artesia, New Mexico – first the verdict and then the “trial”. DHS announced weeks ago that that its goal is to swiftly deport the Central American women and children detained at that recently repurposed center in order to […]

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28 Jun

NMILC Applauds Progress Made On Immigration Reform

The New Mexico Immigrant Law Center (NMILC) congratulates the U.S. Senate on its passage of S. 744, the “Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act.” The bill passed the Senate yesterday by a 68-32 vote. After years of no progress on immigration reform, we are encouraged by this significant step forward and hope that […]

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