Know Your Rights - Conozca Sus Derechos

Know Your Rights by United by Dream



There has been much talk about building  a  border  wall, rescinding the Obama Administration’s DACA  (Deferred  Action  for  Childhood  Arrivals)  initiatives, and  “mass deportation” of  millions of undocumented immigrants.  Many families feel afraid and confused.  This link will take you to answers to  common  questions  provided by MALDEF.

Quick Facts

El Centro's Commitment

We work diligently to offer a welcoming and safe space with personalized support and advocacy to undocumented students and their families. El Centro is committed to building a sense of community, a supportive environment and, advocating for students to be successful in higher education, regardless of their background or immigration status.

Did you know?

In the State of New Mexico we have a law commonly referred to as SB 582 which has been around since 2005. This law establishes two things:

1. Universities are prohibited from discriminating against students based on their immigration status; and

2. Provides in-state tuition and state funds such as the Legislative Lottery Scholarship if you:

  • Attended a year of secondary education in New Mexico and
  • Graduated or obtained a GED (or equivalent) in New Mexico