January 29, 2018
GROUPS SUE MVD FOR DENYING NON-REAL ID LICENSES & ID CARDS TO ELIGIBLE NEW MEXICANS
Somos, and other groups, filed a class action lawsuit against the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department (TRD) and the Motor Vehicles Division (MVD) on behalf of New Mexicans, not just immigrants, who were illegally denied non-REAL ID licenses (known as Driver's Authorization Cards) and non-REAL ID identification cards, charging that the administration failed to fully and correctly implement the two-tiered driver's license law causing chaos in MVDs across New Mexico. To read more about our lawsuit, click here.
December 20, 2017
WORKERS ANNOUNCE SETTLEMENT IN LAWSUIT AGAINST DWS ENSURING ENFORCEMENT OF NM WAGE LAWS
Workers and workers' rights organizations, including Somos, announced an unprecedented settlement agreement in a lawsuit against the Department of Workforce Solutions (DWS) for failing to enforce our 2009 anti-wage theft law. Now the state agency must step up and level the playing field for working families. The class action settlement agreement is a win for New Mexico workers and is the result of years of work by Somos members and our allies who advocated for passage of a 2009 law imposing stronger anti-wage theft protections, and who filed a 2017 lawsuit to require DWS to enforce those protections. To read more about the settlement, click here.
June 6, 2017
SOMOS RELEASES NEW ‘KNOW YOUR RIGHTS’ CARD
Do you want to know what your rights are with ICE and the Police? Do you want to know how you can report ICE activity or civil rights violations? Stop by our office located at 1804 Espinacitas St in Santa Fe and pick up our new Know Your Rights card or call us at (505) 424-7832. Regardless of your immigration status, we all need to know what our rights are, how to exercise them, and how to report civil rights violations. To view our new know your rights card, click here.