While immigration policy is largely a federal issue, New Mexico Attorney General Balderas helps ensure that state laws are followed and immigrants are not treated unfairly or unlawfully after their entry into New Mexico. The immigrant community of New Mexico deserves protection of its basic rights as consumers and residents.
The Immigrant Consumer Services Unit addresses issues such as immigrant-targeted consumer problems and other civil matters particularly when the immigrant is a target for abuse.
Services also include protections for immigrants who have been victimized by those who illegally practice law without a license and often call themselves “immigration consultants” or a “notary public.”
OUR SERVICES DO NOT INCLUDE IMMIGRATION ASSISTANCE.
In recent years, the state’s policy on land development has resulted in county regulations to prevent the further development of “colonias,” or developments lacking basic infrastructure. Keeping an eye for loopholes and supporting a solid enforcement system is well within the Attorney General’s authority and interest.
The office of Attorney General Hector Balderas is a public office that functions with the taxes from all of its residents and therefore does not charge for these services.
For more information regarding this project, please call our toll free number: 1-800-678-1508
Immigration and Nationality Law Practice Act, NMSA §36-3-1
Immigrant Consumer Services