Lauren Armstrong

Lauren Armstrong

Origin Immigration Law
  • Immigration Law
  • New Mexico
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Biography

Lauren Armstrong the owner of Origin Immigration Law and has over a decade of experience as an immigration attorney. She has handled hundreds of immigration cases and has particular expertise regarding family cases, victim advocacy, and protections for children and youth.

Practice Area
    Immigration Law
    Citizenship, Family Visas, Green Cards, Marriage & Fiancé(e) Visas
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
New Mexico
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Owner / Attorney
Origin Immigration Law
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Lauren Armstrong the owner of Origin Immigration Law and has over a decade of experience as an immigration attorney. She has handled hundreds of immigration cases and has particular expertise regarding family cases, victim advocacy, and protections for children and youth.
Senior Associate
Noble Vrapi
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• Managed Las Cruces office for statewide immigration law firm. • Provided direct representation on a wide array of immigration cases such as family-based petitions, adjustment of status, consular processing, waivers, naturalization, and appeals. • Handled complex humanitarian cases for domestic violence survivors (VAWA), crime victims (U/T visas), and abused/abandoned/neglected youth (SIJS).
Adjunct Professor
New Mexico State University
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Managing Attorney
Catholic Charities of Southern New Mexico (CCSNM)
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• Managed extensive caseload of family-based and humanitarian cases for statewide non-profit organization. • Established screening and representation programs for children and young adults eligible for Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (SIJS) and DACA. • Supervised fellow staff attorney, accredited representatives, caseworkers, volunteers, and fellows. • Provided training and technical assistance on immigration law and domestic violence protections to social services providers, community members, and governmental agencies.
Education
University of New Mexico
M.A. (2009) | Latin American Studies
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University of New Mexico
J.D. (2009)
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Honors: Cum Laude
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University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
B.S. (2002)
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Honors: High Honors
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Professional Associations
Southern New Mexico Immigration Roundtable (SNIRT)
Member
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American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)
Member
- Current
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Immigration Law Section - New Mexico State Bar
Member
- Current
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State Bar of New Mexico  # 138180
Member
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Speaking Engagements
Healing and Self-Care Through Yoga for Adults and Children: A Guide for Professionals Working With Trauma Survivors, Children's Law Institute Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM
Immigration Protections for Children and Mixed Status Families: What Every Advocate Needs to Know, Children's Law Institute Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM
Intersection of Immigration and Family Law and Guardianship Updates, Family Law Luncheon Series, Las Cruces, NM
Third Judicial District Court
Protecting Immigrant Children and Spouses in Family Law Matters, Annual CLE Conference, Albuquerque, NM
Immigration Law Section - State Bar of NM
Protecting Immigrant Clients in an Enforcement Era, Annual Meeting & CLE Conference
State Bar of New Mexico
Nuestras Voces: Voices of Immigrants, KRWG Live Television Program, Las Cruces, NM
Civil Rights & Immigration Panel, 88th New Mexico State LULAC Convention, Alamogordo, NM
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Origin Immigration Law
Las Cruces, NM, USA
Toll-Free: (575) 201-3630
Telephone: (575) 201-3630
Notice: By appointment only.