By Carina Julig, Santa Fe New Mexican
Dec. 12, 2023

Immigrant rights organizations are hoping lawmakers will consider establishing a state-run basic income program after an 18-month pilot found giving immigrant families direct cash assistance allowed them to obtain more stable employment and housing.

“When you give people money, they invest in themselves,” New Mexico Voices for Children policy analyst Javier Rojo said during a news conference Tuesday at the Capitol.

New Mexico Voices for Children published a report detailing the results of the pilot program, which it conducted with four other New Mexico organizations, including Somos un Pueblo Unido and Oakland, Calif.-based nonprofit UpTogether.

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