Immigrant Advocacy Resources in the Las Cruces- El Paso Area

The following is a list of resources and contacts related to immigration advocacy in the Las Cruces-El Paso Area.


ACLU of New Mexico (civil rights lawsuits related to immigration):
Main Office
P.O. Box 566, Albuquerque, NM 87103
Tel: (505) 266-5915
Fax: (505) 266-5916
Email: info(AT)aclu-nm(DOT)org

Regional Center for Border Rights
1300 El Paseo, Suite G, Box 148, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Tel: (575) 527-0664
Fax: (575) 527-0111

Office of Federal Public Defender (Las Cruces)
District of New Mexico
506 S. Main, Suite 400
Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone: (575) 527-6930 Toll Free: 855-527-6930

Catholic Charities of Southern NM:
Immigration Legal Services:
2215 S. Main St., Suite B, Las Cruces, NM 88005
Phone: 575-527-0500
Fax: 575-526-9626

Diocesan Migrant and Refugee Services:
2400A East Yandell Drive, El Paso, Texas 79903
Phone: (915) 532-3975 Fax: (915) 532-4071

Las Americas Immigrant Advocacy Center:
1500 East Yandell Drive, El Paso, TX 79902
Phone: (915) 544-5126
Fax: (915) 544-4041
Email: administrator(AT)las-americas(DOT)org

Santa Fe Dreamer’s Project (in El Paso through Staff Attorney Hector Ruiz):
1302 Osage Ave, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Phone: (505) 490-2789
PO Box 8009, Santa Fe, NM 87504
Email: info(AT)santafedreamersproject(DOT)org

Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid:
301 South Texas Avenue, Mercedes, TX 78570
Phone: (956) 447-4800

New Mexico Immigrant Law Center:
Email: info(AT)nmilc(DOT)org

Albuquerque Office
625 Silver Ave. SW, Suite 410, Albuquerque, NM 87102
PO Box 7040, Albuquerque, NM 87194
Phone: (505) 247-1023
Fax: (505) 633-8056

Santa Fe Office
645 Webber St, Santa Fe, NM 87505
PO Box 7040, Albuquerque, NM 87194
Phone: (505) 217-1942
Fax: (505) 633-8056

Southwest Asylum & Migration Institute (SAMI) of Las Cruces (Lo bono services):
Mailing address:
1816 Anita Drive, Las Cruces, NM 88001

Nancy Oretskin, J.D.:
(575) 644-3992

Para español:
Doris Rios
(575) 640-9193

National Immigration Legal Services Directory:


Pre-law program at NMSU:

DACC Paralegal Studies Program:
Phone: (575) 527-764

University of New Mexico School of Law:
Phone: 505-277-2146
Fax: 505-277-9958


Comunidades en Accion y Fe (CAFé):
420 W. Griggs Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88005
Email: director(AT)organizenm(DOT)org

Hope Border Institute:
499 St. Matthews St., El Paso, TX 79907
Phone: 915-872-8400 ext. 200
Email: info(AT)hopeborder(DOT)org

Justice For All (JFA):
Meetings at 6:15pm every 2nd and 4th Tuesday at:
350 El Molino Blvd, Las Cruces, NM 88005
Email: Jfaagroup(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Las Cruces Quakers:
622 North Mesquite, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone: 575-522-4180

Border Network for Human Rights:
2115 N Piedras St, El Paso, TX 79930
To become a member, contact:
Claudia Diaz, BNHR Organizing Director
Phone: (915) 282-7211
Email: cdiaz(AT)bnhr(DOT)org


Dignity Not Detention for NM (HB624 Rubio-Maestas New Mexico Immigration Detention Facilities Act):


Annunciation House (El Paso):
1003 E San Antonio Ave, El Paso, TX 79901
Phone: (915) 545-4509

Roman Catholic Diocese of Las Cruces (churches marked with *):
1280 Med Park Drive, Las Cruces, NM 88005-3239
Phone: 575-523-7577
Fax: 575-524-3874
Email: pastoralcenter(AT)rcdlc(DOT)org
To volunteer for Project Oaktree, a hospitality program through a network of churches, visit:

*Our Lady of Purification Church
5525 Cristo Rey St, Doña Ana, NM 88032
Phone: (575) 526-2114

*St Genevieve:
100 S. Espina, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Office Phone:(575) 524-9649 | Parish Hall: (575) 523-0974 | Fax: (575) 524-3263
Email: sgcchurch(AT)qwestoffice(DOT)net

*Holy Cross Retreat Center:
600 Holy Cross Rd., Mesilla Park, NM 88047
Phone: 575-524-3688

*Immaculate Heart of Mary Cathedral:
1240 S Espina St, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone: 575-524-8563
Fax: 575-523-2252
Email: office(AT)ihmcathedral(DOT)com

*Our Lady of Health:
1178 N. Mesquite, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone: (575) 526-9545
Email: oloh1178(AT)yahoo(DOT)com

El Calvario:
300 N Campo St, Las Cruces, NM
Phone: (575) 524-1230

Peace Lutheran:
1701 E. Missouri Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone: 575-522-7119
Email: office(AT)peacelutheranlc(DOT)com

Sisters of the Assumption (Chaparral, NM):
Religious of the Assumption
300-2 McCombs Road
PMB #43
Chaparral, NM 88081
Phone: (575) 824-2850
Email: rachaparral(AT)juno(DOT)com

St. Anthony’s Catholic Church (Anthony, NM):
224 Lincoln Street, Anthony, New Mexico 88021
Phone: (575)-882-2239
Email: stanthonysnm(AT)gmail(DOT)com

First Christian Church (members collect clothing, supplies and volunteer at El Calvario and offer their homes to immigrants):
1809 El Paseo Rd, Las Cruces, NM 88001
Phone: (575) 524-3245
Email: office(AT)fcclc(DOT)org

Heart for the World Church (new hospitality program will be opening March 1, 2019):
1605 S. Valley Dr., Las Cruces, NM 88005
Office: (575) 523-1113
Care Line: (575) 997-7394
Email: info(AT)hftwchurch(DOT)org
For hospitality, contact Barbara Searle Kim: 575-405-9128.


Advocate Visitors with Immigrants in Detention (AVID) in the Chihuahuan Desert:
P.O. Box 13501, Las Cruces, NM 88013
Email: avid(AT)chihuahuan(DOT)org

Colonias Development Council (helps immigrants become naturalized):
1050 Monte Vista, Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001
Phone: (575) 647-2744

Detained Migrant Solidarity Committee:
Phone: (915) 229-6086
Email: dmscelpaso(AT)gmail(DOT)com

NMSU College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP) – resources for migrant family students:
Phone: (575)646-5081
Fax: (575) 646-3889
Email: camp(AT)nmsu(DOT)edu
Physical Address:
Milton Hall, Room 16
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

Mailing Address:
College Assistance Migrant Program (CAMP)
MSC IDS, PO Box 30001
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8001

Fronterizo Fianza Fund (community bond fund):
Phone: (915) 229-6086
Email: FianzaFund(AT)gmail(DOT)com

Border and Immigration Scholars

Dr. Neil Harvey from NMSU (specializes in immigration history and border issues):

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