Lizdebeth Carrasco-Gallardo

  • Hosted by New Mexico Immigrant Law Center
  • Service location Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Law school University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Issue area Disaster Recovery, Disaster Response and Preparedness, Immigrant Populations
  • Fellowship class year 2022
  • Program Disaster Resilience Program

The Project

Lizdebeth’s Fellowship will provide holistic legal services to low-income immigrant families impacted by COVID-19. Lizdebeth aims to build disaster resilience capacity in New Mexico’s nonprofit sector through strategic collaboration with key stakeholders, community partners, outreach, and training.

There is a need to increase access to legal services and resources for low-income immigrants in New Mexico. Lizdebeth’s work will reduce the economic hardship caused by COVID-19 for low-income immigrants and will facilitate recovery from it.

Fellowship Plans

The project will promote self-sufficiency and economic mobility of immigrants impacted economically by the pandemic through advocacy. As an immigrant herself, Lizdebeth knows first-hand the hardships that immigrants in New Mexico face. Her lived experiences with some of these same issues have provided her a different lens from which to view the work and the law, and this will aid her in being the best advocate that she can be for her community.

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