ALBUQUERQUE (AP) – Immigrant rights groups in New Mexico say they are preparing for possible immigration changes with planned legal clinics and by reaching out to oil field workers.
The New Mexico Immigrant Law Center said Wednesday it will launch a text messaging system targeting immigrants around the state. The organization also will use Skype to assist immigrants living in rural areas.
Meanwhile, the Santa Fe-based Somos Un Pueblo Unido says advocates will reach out to workers in the booming oil and gas eastern part of the state. The group says changes could help those workers immediately get higher paying jobs.
President Barack Obama revealed a long-awaited executive action Thursday to protect many of the estimated 11 million people in the country illegally from deportation.