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Close Client Attorney Relationships

Choosing a small law firm means your attorney will have more contact with you and your case.

Dedication

Our office is dedicated to helping clients achieve a desirable result to their legal problems. Our office will work tirelessly on your case to ensure the best result.

Relaxed Environment

We understand that hiring an attorney can be intimidating, therefore our office strives to be a family-oriented and relaxed environment.

Empathy

One of the core values of our office is Empathy. We treat every client and their case with compassion and understanding, hear their stories without judgement, and make the best legal strategies based on what is best for the client.

Being able to help my clients through a legal problem is the highest honor that has ever been given to me. I take pride in empowering others to tackle some of the biggest legal challenges they may face. I want everyone to be able to live without fear and with dignity.

- Victoria Lucero, Esquire

Affirmative & Defense Immigration Law

Whether you are proactively trying to obtain status in the United States, or are in removal proceedings our office can help.

Family Petitions

The family-based immigration process typically begins with a petitioner, who is a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident, making a request to the U.S. Government to allow a family member to immigrate to the United States.

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U-Visa

A U-Visa is a type of non-immigrant visa, reserved for temporary entrants to the United States. It provides four years of lawful status to non-citizens who have been victims of certain crimes in the U.S., have suffered substantial harm as a result of the crime, and who are helpful to law enforcement in the investigation or prosecution of the crime.

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T-Visa

A T-Visa is a type of non-immigrant visa, reserved for temporary entrants to the United States. It provides four years of lawful status to non-citizens who have been victims of human trafficking, and are present in the United States as a result of that trafficking.

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VAWA Petitions

Under the federal Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), a person may self-petition to become a lawful permanent resident (LPR) if he/she is the victim of battery or extreme cruelty by a US citizen or LPR spouse, parent, or child.

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Asylum

Under federal law, asylum is legal protection afforded to a person who can demonstrate a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, political opinion, or membership in a particular social group.

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Citizenship & Naturalization

A certificate of naturalization is given to someone who later becomes a citizen via the naturalization process. The naturalization process requires applications to attend an interview, take a civics test, and in certain cases pass an additional English test. Once approved, the applicant is required to take an oath of allegiance to the United States. The person will then be afforded the full rights and responsibilities of a citizen of the United States.

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Removal Defense

If you have been issued a Notice to Appear, or are detained, you may hire an immigration attorney to defend you during your proceedings.

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Special Education Law

Every child deserves an opportunity to receive an appropriate education. Hiring an attorney to help advocate for your child’s educational needs can help take the pressure off dealing with your child’s school district.

Individual Education Program (IEP) Advocacy

If your child has an Individual Education Plan “IEP”, hiring an attorney can help facilitate communication between the parents and the school district. Or, if you think your child needs an IEP an attorney can help you communicate your concerns.

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Due Process Litigation

At some point parents may need to file a due process hearing request against their child’s school district. Going through due process litigation can be daunting and having an attorney will make sure you get what your child needs through this process.

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504 Plan Advocacy

If your child has a 504 Plan, hiring an attorney can help facilitate communication between the parents and the school district. Or, if you think your child needs a 504 Plan an attorney can help you communicate your concerns.

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About Victoria Lucero, Esq.

Victoria was born and raised in Northern New Mexico. She had her first international experience in high school, when she was able to travel to Spain and Portugal on a class trip. Since that first international trip, she was enthralled by the idea of global travel. During her undergraduate studies at the University of New Mexico she became an advocate for recently resettled refugees. At that time she started working alongside other immigration attorneys and decided to pursue law school.

Victoria attended Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, California. There she had the opportunity to work for a nonprofit specializing in special education law and the Loyola Immigrant Justice Clinic. Under supervision, Victoria represented clients across California and at the immigration court in El Paso, Texas. She returned to her home state in 2020 where she decided to open The Law Office of Victoria Lucero, LLC.

She believes that every person deserves to live their life with dignity and without fear; every undocumented person should be able to obtain lawful status; and no one is equal until we achieve equality in education.

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Victoria Lucero Affirmative, Immigration & Special Education Law Quotation Mark

I, Maria C. Gomez and Vicente Pena would like to give Miss Victoria Lucero thanks for a great job that she has done for us with our cases individually.  Thank you Miss Lucero keep the good work  from the bottom of our hearts. We will recommend you with our  friends 100%!

Maria C. Gomez & Vicente Pena

Immigration

Victoria Lucero Affirmative, Immigration & Special Education Law Quotation Mark

Victoria Lucero is an excellent attorney. She’s impacted our lives in the most positive way imaginable. Our family had the most stressful legal situation occur and Ms. Lucero championed our cause with the utmost competence and professionalism. She has our trust and confidence and we would recommend her services to anyone who finds themselves in need of excellent representation.

The Arredondo Family

Education

Victoria Lucero Affirmative, Immigration & Special Education Law Quotation Mark

Victoria Lucero has been nothing but professional and compassionate to me and my family. I would highly recommend her to all my friends and family in need.

A. Renteria

Immigration

Victoria Lucero Affirmative, Immigration & Special Education Law Quotation Mark

Thank you very much for all your help Mrs. Victoria Lucero. We will recommend her to our friends and family that might need help with their immigration questions.

J. Quintana

Immigration

Victoria Lucero Affirmative, Immigration & Special Education Law Quotation Mark

My husband and I were looking for help with our son’s educational rights and were referred to Victoria for her knowledge and compassion. Victoria helped develop an IEP for our son that will help him succeed based on his special needs. We couldn’t have been happier with the representation we received.

A. Gomez & R. Duran

Special Education

Victoria Lucero Affirmative, Immigration & Special Education Law Quotation Mark

Hemos tenido una muy buena experiencia con el servicio de nuestra abogada Victoria Lucero. Recomiendo ampliamente sus servicios y agradezco su trato hacia mi familia.

M. Mendoza

Immigration

Victoria Lucero Affirmative, Immigration & Special Education Law Quotation Mark

¡Quiero agradecerle a la abogada Victoria Lucero, Quien ha llevado mi caso de visa u! Desde el primer día que empezó a trabajar conmigo siempre ha sido muy atenta conmigo y mi caso. Muy profesional en su trabajo y muy amable agradezco mucho. ¡Sus ayudas y atenciones la recomiendo muy altamente!

J. Garcia

Immigration

Victoria Lucero Affirmative, Immigration & Special Education Law Quotation Mark

My experience with the law office of Victoria Lucero was beyond wonderful! Victoria help me with my residence and citizenship process and she made the whole thing supper smooth and fast! She also accompanied me to all my immigration appointments and made sure I was well prepared for everything. She’s a great lawyer and I would definitely recommend using her services!

Cristina P.

Immigration

Frequently Asked Questions

The intake process starts with just a phone call! When you call into the office you will be asked a series of questions to determine what relief you might qualify for. You will then be scheduled for a consultation with the attorney. You may be asked to bring in basic documents to support the relief you are seeking. At the time of the consultation the attorney will go over a strategy for your case. You can then decide if you would like to retain Victoria as your attorney.

Immigration law is federal law! That means that Victoria can practice in any state in the United States. If you do not live in New Mexico, Victoria may still be able to help. Call the office to start the intake process.

The Law Office of Victoria Lucero, LLC offers IEP Advocacy, Due Process Litigation, and 504 plan advocacy services. However, our office is more than happy to create a hybrid plan that works best to meet your child’s needs.

For special education legal services, Victoria can travel throughout the state of New Mexico.

Please be aware that because of the COVID-19 pandemic most services will be conducted virtually.

The Law Office of Victoria Lucero, LLC believes that COVID-19 safety is of the utmost importance. To protect the clients and the attorney, we offer limited in-person office visits. Most interviews and conversations will be scheduled over ZOOM or telephonically.

If you do need to have an in-person meeting with Victoria, you must wear a mask to enter the office building and keep your mask on throughout your meeting. I ask that you do not bring more than one other person to your in-person meeting.

At your consultation the attorney will review detailed strategies on how our office could handle your legal situation. For immigration clients, the attorney will go over each strategy available for your case. If there are none, the attorney will explain why you are not eligible to obtain status at that time. For special education clients, the attorney will review each of the service options available to your family. At the end of the consultation you will be given a quote and sent a retainer that you can take and review, or sign that day.

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Immigration Law

If you are ready to talk with an attorney about your potential immigration case, please use the link below to see what times are available.

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Special Education Law

If you believe you need legal representation for your child’s special education issues, please use the link below to schedule a time for an intake.

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Returning Clients

Welcome back! If you have been a client in the past and find that you are in need of legal representation again, please use the link below to schedule a time for a phone call.

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