NM advocates preparing for immigration changes

two-year-old Adriana Ortez holds her stuffed animal, as she and her mother, Dayana Ortez, of El Salvador, wait to board a bus leaving the city bus station in McAllen, Texas. Ortez
In this photo taken July 1, 2014, two-year-old Adriana Ortez holds her stuffed animal, as she and her mother, Dayana Ortez, of El Salvador, wait to board a bus leaving the city bus station in McAllen, Texas. Ortez and her daughter, were released on their own recognizance by U.S. Customs and Border Protection Services after entering the illegally into the U.S. from Mexico. The mother and daughter were heading to Los Angles to reunite with family. (AP Photo/Austin American-Statesman, Rodolfo Gonzalez)

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.

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