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.
For decades, the ACLU of New Mexico has been at the forefront of protecting the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in our state.
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.
Although our nation's Declaration of Independence proclaims that "All [people] are created equal," for millions of Americans of color that promise remains unfulfilled.
New Mexico has long been host to a diverse set of religious tradions and practices, many of which predate the arrival of European colonists by hundreds of years.