The state of New Mexico prohibits practices or policies that discriminate against immigrants legally eligible for employment in the United States. Discriminatory practices or policies on the basis of national origin are in violation of the New Mexico Human Rights Act (NM Stat. Sec. 28-1-7). The Act applies to employers with four or more employees.
Citizenship requirements that are made a condition of employment discriminate on the basis of national origin in violation of the state law. Inquiries about a person's citizenship or country of birth are unlawful and imply discrimination on the basis of national origin.