Immigrants are part of the cultural, civic, and economic fabric of New Mexico.
One in ten New Mexicans is an immigrant, and one in nine have immigrant parents. Immigrant families provide essential and critical contributions to our economy, labor force, and tax base. However, despite often being essential workers on the frontlines of the pandemic, immigrants are unfairly blocked from essential workplace protections and face barriers to programs that help with basic needs, healthcare, unemployment, and other benefits–even when they qualify under the law. NMCLP works to break down structural obstacles to financial stability for all New Mexicans, including immigrants.