New Mexico is in the heart of the U.S.-Mexico border region, a culturally and economically vibrant area that more than 15 million Americans call home.
Our constitution is meant to safeguard against government abuses of power. But all too often, the rights of those involved in the criminal justice system are compromised or ignored.
Our criminal justice system is broken. Over the past few decades, our leaders have focused almost exclusively on increasingly tough penalties that do not deter criminals and do nothing to help increase public safety.
Freedom of speech is protected under the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights and is guaranteed to everyone living in the United States.
Many New Mexicans experience discrimination, hostility and civil rights violations of because of their suspected immigration status. As a result, protecting immigrants’ rights is a top priority for ACLU-NM.
Indigenous Justice is the freedom and ability of Indigenous people to exercise their rights and sovereignty over themselves, their people, and their land.