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Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico
125 W. Mountain Avenue 88005
510 S. Lincoln Avenue 88023
Rose comes to Catholic Charities with more than 18 years as a legal assistant and law office manager. She is bilingual and works closely with our paralegal Cristina Roberts on cases where clients are held in detention pending deportation. In addition, she helps prepare immigration documents for submission to U.S Customs and Immigration Services for our Asylum, Defense of Deportation, and Bond hearing cases.
Lorena Jimenez has been with Catholic Charities since June 2017 and has grown with the organization; she first started as the front desk receptionist and has become the paralegal to both our BIAs. She also assists our staff attorney Kyle Reinert and our BIA Victim Specialist Elizabeth Zavala in organizing and preparing various legal documents and files.
Kyle Reinert is the immigration attorney for Catholic Charities and manages the organization’s legal services. He grew up in southwest Missouri and has worked as a nonprofit immigration attorney for several years. Kyle joined Catholic Charities in April 2021 and handles religious worker applications for the Diocese. He also oversees the organization’s more complex cases including asylum, bond applications, and deportation defense.
Valerie Luera is our receptionist proceeding to be one of our paralegals here at Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico in Las Cruces, New Mexico. She brings more than 4 years of experience to Catholic Charities as a domestic violence advocate/case manager in trauma-informed advocacy. Valeria is native to the borderland in which she attended Canutillo High School. She proceeded to receive a post-secondary education at the University of Phoenix in Phoenix, Arizona. She received a Bachelor’s degree in Human Services with a concentration in Family and Children Services.
Nancy Hernandez has been with Catholic Charities since May of 2021 as a receptionist/secretary. She is bilingual and works closely with our Accredited Representative Cecilia Najera in the Roswell Office. Nancy’s daily duties consist of scheduling appointments and working closely with clients to ensure documents are in order. Nancy grew up in Roswell and volunteered at the Roswell Independent School District for numerous years.
Cecilia Najera comes to Catholic Charities with many years of experience in the immigration field. She has been with the Roswell branch since its opening on April 1, 2019. She is an Accredited Representative responsible for family petitions, consular processing, renewals, waivers, and naturalization cases.