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.
Abuse by police continues to be a major civil rights problem in the U.S., particularly for the poor and for people of color. Everyone needs and deserves effective and humane law enforcement as a fundamental component of our human and civil rights.
Preserving fundamental privacy protections for citizens is absolutely critical as illegal government spying, provisions of the Patriot Act, and increasingly sophisticated and invasive surveillance technologies transcend the bounds of law in the name of national security.