University of New Mexico School of Law - Community Lawyering Clinic
Clinical law students at the University of New Mexico School of Law, under the supervision of full time faculty, have generally taken cases where clients are applying for immigration benefits, including Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), "U," visas, Work Authorization, and Adjustments of Status. The University of New Mexico Clinical Law Programs have also provided information and advice to members of our community seeking to secure their immigration status.
|Detention Facilities Served:
||Bernalillo County Metropolitan Detention Center (NM)
|Areas of immigration legal assistance:
||Adjustment of Status, Asylum applications, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), Employment authorization, Family-based petitions, NACARA, Naturalization/Citizenship, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status, T visas, Temporary Protected Status (TPS), U visas, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) petitions
|Types of immigration legal services provided:
||Help completing forms, Filings with USCIS, Representation at Asylum Interviews (Credible Fear Interviews, Reasonable Fear Interviews)
|Other areas of legal assistance:
||Administrative advocacy (CIS/ICE/CBP), Legal Orientation Programs (LOP) / Know Your Rights Presentations (KYR), Legislative advocacy (state or national), Referrals to other services
||Domestic Violence Victims, Human Trafficking Survivors, Individuals who are not in legal immigration status, Individuals with criminal histories, Individuals with physical/mental disabilities, Juveniles, Lesbian, gay, bisexual & transgender
|Access to a commercial interpreting service or language bank:
|Nominal fee charged?