Joachim Marjon is an attorney at the ACLU of New Mexico where he has the privilege of working to protect the rights of immigrants and others effected by federal immigration policy. Joachim is driven by the belief that we are all human and that the rights embodied in our constitution apply to everyone regardless of immigration status. Joachim hopes that he may act as a wall to protect the rights of immigrants from the attacks by federal and local governments.
While attending the University of New Mexico School of Law, Joachim was a two-term president of the UNM Law ACLU chapter and received a fellowship for a summer externship with ACLU of New Mexico. After graduating, Joachim began his legal career at the Public Defender’s office where he tried felonies and misdemeanors in Santa Fe and Rio Arriba counties. Joachim left the Public Defender's Office in order to open his own practice in down town Santa Fe where he maintained a criminal defense and civil rights focused practice. Joachim accompanied his partner, for her medical residency, to Rochester, Minnesota, where he again practiced as a felony public defender until his return to New Mexico in January 2020 to accept the position of Immigrant Rights attorney for the ACLU of New Mexico.