The Center’s Mission

The New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty is dedicated to advancing economic and social justice through education, advocacy and litigation. We work with low-income New Mexicans to improve living conditions, increase opportunities and protect the rights of people living in poverty.

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Each year, the Center generates changes to laws, policies, or programs that help tens of thousands of low-income New Mexicans fend off poverty. Your tax-deductible donation to the NM Center on Law and Poverty will further this work to ensure that low-income families can feed their families, access medical care, and keep a roof over their heads.

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Opposing Proposed Change to “Public Charge” Rule

Public Benefits

In October, the Trump administration published a proposed rule to limit lawful immigration by drastically changing the definition of a public charge. The proposed rule would penalize immigrant families who

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Expanding Access to Child Care Assistance

Public Benefits

Child care assistance helps families with very low‐incomes provide quality care for their children while they work or attend school.

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Strengthening Medicaid


With over 1 in 3 New Mexicans relying on Medicaid for their healthcare, we advocate for fully funding the program, making enrollment easier, and ensuring access to services.

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Education Lawsuit Against State of New Mexico Seeks Justice for New Mexico’s School Children


Yazzie v. State of New Mexico calls for the court to order the State to provide the programming and resources necessary for all public school students to succeed as well

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New Mexico Center on Law and Poverty

924 Park Avenue, SW
Suite C
Albuquerque, NM 87102

(505) 255-2840 tel.  |   (505) 255-2778 fax

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