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.

The ACLU is one of the leading advocates for the rights of immigrants, refugees and non-citizens in the country, challenging unconstitutional laws and practices and countering the myths upon which many of these laws are based.

Regardless of one’s views on U.S. immigration policy, the fundamental civil liberties protections of the Bill of Rights and the U.S. Constitution protect every person in this country—including non-citizens. The government can legitimately control its borders, but the power to exclude and deport people must be exercised fairly and consistently, subject to our constitutional norms and U.S. obligations under international law.

Learn about recent Immigrants’ Rights issues affecting New Mexico below.