El CENTRO’s membership has organized engaged faith communities and leaders, civil rights and human rights organizations, labor and workers’ justice organizations, victims’ advocates and elected officials in campaigns to support pro-immigrant, non-discriminatory policies at the local and federal level that are conducive to the full integration of immigrant communities and actively fights against anti-immigrant policy initiatives.
Policies in Bernalillo County and Albuquerque
In order to keep ABQ families together and to safeguard the civil rights of Bernalillo County residents, El CENTRO spearheaded and worked with the Bernalillo County to pass Bernalillo County Resolution AR-2017-22 , declaring Bernalillo County as an immigrant-friendly county. We then passed a bi-partisan resolution in 2019, Resolution-2019-22, strengthening Bernco’s immigrant-friendly status. Click here for a summary of the resolution.
ABQ City Council Resolution M-17-4 – Declaring Albuquerque an Immigrant Friendly City (2017)
APS Save Heave Policies – APS has had “safe school” policies that pertain to the protection of immigrants as far back as 1997
ABQ City Council Resolution-87-04 – Denouncing federal legislation that requires collaboration between local law enforcement and federal immigration agencies (2004)
ABQ City Council Memorial M-15-10 -Reaffirming The City Of Albuquerque’s Commitment To Civil Rights, Recognizing The Contributions Of Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Workers And Families, And Urging Congress To Pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform (2015)
New Mexico’s driver’s license policy
New Mexico’s Anti-Wage Theft Legislation
New Mexico’s In-state tuition for Immigrant students