Organization/Contact Services/Comments Phone            

American Civil Liberties Union of New Mexico

ACLU is dedicated to preserving and advancing the civil rights and legal freedoms guaranteed by the US Constitution and the Bill of Rights.  ACLU is also here for our Border Rights. The primary focus, however, is on the issues that affect residents of the state of New Mexico—LGBT equality, freedom of speech, reproductive freedom, immigrants’ rights, privacy concerns, police abuses, fair treatment of prisoners, and more.   The ACLU prioritizes cases related to civil rights issues, that have the potential to impact the civil liberties of large numbers of people.                                      

(505) 266-5915

Albuquerque Public Schools (Immigrant Rights)

"Immigrant students Regardless of documented status" states the following:

APS schools shall not deny admission to a school age child on the basis of known, or suspected undocumented status.

Engage in any practice to deter or discourage the right of a student to attend public school.

Require students or parents/legal guardians to disclose or document their immigration status or make inquires that would expose their undocumented status or require social security numbers.


 (505) 855-9040

Albuquerque Public Schools (Safe Schools)

"Safe schools and Relations with Law Enforcement Authorities"  Immigration officials shall not be permitted to enter campus.                  Albuquerque Public Schools provides admission and equal educational opportunities to all students that meet enrollment requirements, regardless of their immigration status or national origin          

 (505) 855-9040

Catholic Charities Center for Immigration and Citizenship Legal Assistance

The center for Immigration and Citizenship Legal Assistance (CICLA) offers immigration representation in family-based immigration matters, consular processing. Deferred Action for Early Childhood Arrivals (DACA) renewals, permanent residence, and naturalization. Catholic Charities offers qualified legal services to individuals generally at about 1/3 the cost of private attorneys.

(505) 724-4662

(505) 724-4631

Catholic Charities for Refugee Support

The Center has programs to support refugee families already living in Albuquerque and is dedicated to providing meaningful support to help these families achieve self-sufficiency and become integral members  of our community.  

(505) 724-4634

Defend our Neighbors on Facebook

Defend Our Neighbors is a non-partisan grassroots effort led by concerned citizens to ensure that we, as a community, actively support the rights of the New Mexico undocumented immigrant children & their families to live without fear, without oppression, and with a right to due process regarding their ability to remain in the United States.

 (505) 270-2351

Dept. of Education Resource Guide-Supporting Undocumented Youth 

Legal guidelines and tips for elementary and secondary education teachers and counselors. Opportunities for financial aid, scholarships, and federally funded adult education programs; and information about migrant student records.

Dept. of Justice (877)-292-3804

Dept. of Education (800) 421-3481

Dept. of General Council (202) 401-6000


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El Centro

Based in Central New Mexico that works with Latino immigrant communities and allies to defend, strengthen, and advance the rights of our community.

(505) 246-1627

En Cuentro

The premier institution devoted to the empowerment, transformation and development of underrepresented and Latino students at the University of New Mexico. 

(505) 277-0111

El Centro de la Raza on Facebook

The immigration series focuses on issues that affect our students and their families.

(505) 277-5020


Our mission is to transform NM into a thriving community for all of its residents.  We do this by engaging Latino immigrant families in educational opportunities that build skills for economic and social justice. Adult education, Career development, Home Health Aid.

(505) 247-2920

Enlace Comunitario

We are a social justice organization led by Latino immigrants in Central New Mexico and located in Albuquerque.  Our efforts benefit the entire community by bringing awareness about the problem, engaging the community in a process to find to eliminate domestic violence and its root causes in formulating policies that enhance the rights of immigrants victims of domestic violence regardless of immigration status.

 (505) 246-8972

Information for Public Benefits for Immigrants

Many immigrants can qualify for public benefits, including undocumented
immigrants for some limited programs.  See the table of contents in this document to link to expanded explanation for access to SNAP, Health insurance, child care and other benefits.

(505) 255-2840

NM Center on Law and Poverty

We work with low-income New Mexicans to improve living conditions, increase opportunities and protect the rights of people living in poverty.

(505) 255-2840

NM Clinics for Undocumented Folks

Created because the stimulus bill did not include healthcare protection for undocumented communities

NM Dreamers in Action on Facebook

Equal access to higher education in New Mexico for all students regardless of immigration status, a path to citizenship for DREAM-eligible students, and comprehensive immigration reform for our families.


NM Dream Team

We are a statewide network committed to create power for multi-generational, undocumented, and mixed families towards liberation.


NM Dream Team on Facebook

NM Dream Team on Facebook is a group of undocumented students and allies working in and alongside our community to inform and empower immigrant families and students.


NM Immigrant Law Center

is to make high-quality legal representation accessible to everyone on areas such Domestic violence, Asylum, know your rights, Citizenship and Residency Renewals, Legal service at Cibola Detention Center, Immigrant Youth, DACA         

(505) 247-1023

National Immigration Law Center

Established in 1979, the National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income

(213) 639-3900

Organizers in the Land of Enchantment

OLÉ Members who are permanent residents and ready to apply for citizenship have access to assistance in completing their application.  We assist residents in completing their N-400 naturalization application, offer four weekly citizenship classes to prepare people for their interview and exam, and help them understand how to navigate the USCIS system in order to track their cases.

(505) 796-6544

Rebecca Kitson Law

We pride ourselves on being a small, family-owned and centered business that is dedicated to personalized service.  Our caring staff are committed to the support of immigrants and their businesses and employers. We stand out as a truly client-centered practice, as everyone at Rebecca Kitson Law is personally and professionally dedicated to the people and communities we serve

(505) 508-4015

somos un pueblo unido

We work to build a community that does not discriminate against people based on their natural origin, that institutes humane migration policies, and that protects the human rights of everyone regardless of where they are born or what documents they carry. 


(505) 424-7832

Support and Services for Refugees and Immigrants

The Albuquerque Resource Guide lists support and services for Refugees and Immigrants that is kept up-to-date.  This link lists a variety of services for this population.

The Mexican Consulate in Albuquerque

The Mexican Consulate in Albuquerque has established a Legal Defense Center that will be conducting "know your rights" workshops and will make attorneys available to Mexican citizens to ensure that their rights are not violated,particularly in cases of arrest, detention or deportation.

(505) 247-2147

1610 4th st., nw ABQ,NM

United we Dream Team

We organize and advocate for the dignity and fair treatment of immigrant youth and families, regardless of immigration status.

 Migra Watch Hotline at 1-844-363-1423


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