April 28, 2017
LAWSUIT ALLEGING N.M. DEPARTMENT OF WORKFORCE SOLUTIONS FAILS TO ENFORCE WAGE PROTECTION LAWS GOES FORWARD
SANTA FE - Today, New Mexico's First Judicial Court ruled that a lawsuit charging that Department of Workforce Solutions (DWS) must enforce state laws protecting working people against wage theft from their employers can go forward. Today's ruling denies DWS's request to dismiss the lawsuit. The individuals and groups who filed the case will request a final ruling from the court this summer.
March 22, 2017
COURT APPROVES CLASS ACTION SETTLEMENT BARRING SAN JUAN COUNTY JAIL FROM HONORING ICE IMMIGRATION DETAINERS
Albuquerque--On Friday, United States District Court Judge William P. Johnson granted preliminary approval to a class action settlement barring the San Juan County Detention Center from honoring ICE Immigration Detainers, in the case of Susana Palacios-Valencia and Somos un Pueblo Unido v. San Juan County Board of Commissioners, Case 1:14-cv-1050-WJ-KBM.
February 11, 2017
National and local legal organizations endorse santa fe resolution that strengthens policies for immigrants
SANTA FE, NM-On Saturday, Somos Un Pueblo Unido announced several key endorsements from national and local legal organizations for a proposed city council resolution that reaffirms Santa Fe's non-discrimination policies towards immigrants and creates a broad confidentiality policy to protect the sensitive personal information of all its residents.
February 6, 2017
Hundreds rally at state capitol against trump's immigration executive orders; push for joint memorial urging legislature and congress to do the same
SANTA FE, NM--On Monday, hundreds of immigrant families, labor, faith and civil rights leaders, and elected officials held a rally at the Roundhouse to speak out against President Trump's dangerous executive orders on immigration and their potentially damaging impact on New Mexico.
February 1, 2017
Workers and community groups win temporary restraining order in lawsuit against department of workforce solutions
The order requires the Department of Workforce Solutions to accept wage claims without regard to the Department’s illegal $10,000 cap or illegal one-year lookback period and to keep records of claims impacted by these policies.
January 25, 2017
Statewide immigrants' rights organization reacts to series of new executive actions on immigration; continue push for stronger local sanctuary policies
SANTA FE--On Wednesday, the Trump administration announced two anti-immigrant executive orders aimed at, among other things, building a physical barrier along the U.S.-Mexico border, increasing the number immigration enforcement agents and detention centers, and taking action against local governments that "prevents or hinders" enforcement of federal immigration laws.
January 18, 2017
Workers and Community Groups File Lawsuit Against Department of Workforce Solutions for Failing to Enforce State Wage & Hours Laws
SANTA FE - Today, New Mexicans whose legal rights were violated by the state Department of Workforce Solutions (DWS) announced the filing of a lawsuit to remedy the DWS's failure to enforce our state's wage payment laws.
January 12, 2017
Immigrant Leaders from Across New Mexico Head to Washington D.C. to Join Rally Ahead of Inauguration, Showcase Local Sanctuary Policies that Defend Immigrants from Looming Trump Administration
SANTA FE - Today, a delegation of immigrant leaders from five New Mexico counties will travel to Washington D.C. to participate in a national rally to protect immigrants and refugees ahead of President-elect Trump's inauguration ceremony.
Emannuelle “Neza” Leal-Santillan