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Rebecca Kitson

Immigration Attorney at Albuquerque, NM

4.7   28 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NM
    Acquired 2007
    Status
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About Rebecca

Learn Rebecca’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Immigration
    90%

    17 years, 5,000 cases

  2. Asylum
    10%

Rebecca Kitson holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and obtained her J.D. from the University of New Mexico School of Law. Throughout law school, Rebecca worked with immigrant survivors of domestic violence at Catholic Charities, specializing in petitions and visas under the Violence Against Women Act. She began work with the Immigration Law firm of Lawit & Kitson (previously John W. Lawit PC) in August of 2006 became a firm shareholder in September of 2009. Since the fall of 2009, Rebecca has taught Immigration Law and related courses as an adjunct professor at the University of New Mexico School of Law.

 

In May of 2012, Rebecca established her own firm, where she continues to practice the spectrum of Immigration Law, including family- based immigration and removal defense. She has sat on the Board of Directors of the New Mexico affiliate of the American Civil Liberties Union since 2005, the Board of the Immigration Section of the NM State Bar since 2008, and the Board of the NM Hispanic Bar Association since 2011. She has presented widely at CLE’s through the NM State Bar and has been a presenter/panelist at various conferences through the University of New Mexico. Rebecca has served as a presenter for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) at the state and national level, and been a contributing author for AILA’s Consular Processing Guide for the past two editions. She serves as a volunteer attorney for non-profits and faith-based organizations statewide.

 

 

Rebecca speaks Spanish fluently and Portuguese conversationally.

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Location

Rebecca Kitson Law
7301 Indian School Rd. NE
Suite B
Albuquerque, NM, 87110
Rebecca Kitson Law, PC
1919 5th St.
Suite B
Santa Fe, NM, 87505
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Posted by Emmy | October 1, 2021
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| Consulted Attorney
Thank you so much!
Rebecca and her firm have been incredibly helpful throughout my husband's immigration process. Their expertise and compassionate service have been such a gift during this stressful process. We are very grateful. We recommend the firm to others heartily and without any hesitation.
Posted by Blanca | September 16, 2020
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Muchas gracias. Usted es la mejor.
Obtuve mi residencia en tan solo nueve meses, aun con la pandemia. Muchas gracias por todo, excelente servicio y excelente equipo.
Posted by kimberly | December 11, 2019
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TE BEST
Had the best experience with Rebecca Kitson and laura they were all very helpful and kind and made my husband whole process very painless as could be. I appreciate everything they did for myself and my husband, she is the best I highly recommend Rebecca for all immigration cases. once again thank you Rebecca for all your help. Kimberly Bojorquez
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Posted by Juanita Reyna Palomo | March 18, 2019
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Gracias a la oficina de Rebecca Kitson Law
Yo recomiendo a la oficina de la abogada Rebecca Kitson Law por su excelencia. Ellos me ayudaron con mi caso de Ciudadania, y todo salio perfecto. El personal de esta oficina siempre estuvo al pendiente de mi caso y contesto todas mis preguntas. Muchas gracias a las abogadas Rebecca y Roxie, junto con todas sus asistentes, pero en especial asistente Stephanie. Yo recomiendo a esta oficina al 100 %.
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Posted by Nestor | February 19, 2019
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Gracias
Extiendo mi mas sincero agradecimiento a Laura Rhee, por su entusiasmo y perseverancia. Rebecca Kitson, quien es una abogada que habla y entiende perfectamente español, puede brindarte toda la tranquilidad que el conocimiento en materia migratoria y su profesionalismo, se verán reflejados en los mejores resultados para tu caso. Gracias a su apoyo obtuve mi Greend Card Una firma de abogados ampliamente recomendada.
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Posted by anonymous | February 14, 2019
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So Grateful to Rebecca Kitson Law Office!
Ms. Kitson and her staff were our guardian angels throughout thr immigration process! We came to her with so many questions and concerns about getting a greencard for my husband and she and her staff not only answered all of our questions but also took over the burden of the confusing paperwork and correspondence with USCIS. Ms. Kitson even accompanied us at the USCIS interview and ensured we were treated respectfully and fairly. We came to her office in December and had my husbands greencard in hand just one month later! I am so glad we found the Rebecca Kitson Law office!
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Posted by Adriana | May 24, 2018
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Más que agradecida!!!
Primeramente,gracias a Dios que de lo imposible hizo posible mi caso,puso muchos Ángeles entre ellos a la Abogada Rebecca con su equipo de trabajo,Laura una persona con un temple humanitario impresionante,gracias por sus esfuerzos,gracias a las recepcionistas,secretarias que colaboraron y por su amabilidad,ampliamente recomendada
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Posted by Debbie | April 21, 2018
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Superior Service
Hired this firm to obtain Certificate of Citizenship for my daughter. They did all the paperwork while guiding us through a process we were totally unfamiliar with. Their responses to our phone calls and emails were prompt, helpful and always reassuring. We are so very grateful for their assistance.
Posted by ISELA | December 13, 2017
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EXELENTE
GRACIAS ABOGADA REBECCA KITSON, Y A SU EQUIPO DE TRABAJO, EN ESPECIA LAURA SU ASISTENTE, ES LA MEJOR ABOGADA, APARTE DE PROFESIONAL ES HUMANITARIA, SIEMPRE TRATANDO DE HACER LO MEJOR POR LAS PERSONAS Y SUS FAMILIAS...MI EXPERIENCIA EN LO PERSONAL ESTUPENDA, SIEMPRE ESTAN AL PENDIENTE DE RESPONDER DUDAS, E INFORMARTE SOBRE EL PROCESO DE TU CASO LA MEJOR!!!!
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Posted by Nancy | December 12, 2017
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Gracias a rebecca kitson law
obogada rebecca exelente de muy buen corazon junto con su equipo hacen exelente su trabajo muy buena orientacion mucho apoyo yo la recomindo al 100% en lo personal fue de mucha bendicion para nosotros desde el momento en que nos pusimos en contacto siempre al pendiente de que todo el proseso fuera bueno y rapido es una abogada ejemplar que le gusta ayudar a las personas gracias
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Posted by Maiely Castillo | November 30, 2017
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Excelente
Encontré a Rebecca por medio de Laura Olivas , y la verdad agradezco mucho a Dios x haberlas topado en mi camino . An sido de mucho apoyo para mi , me an orientado muy bien y an respondido a todas mis preguntas. Mis dudas se an aclarado y además con La Paz que trasmite Rebecca y su personal han hecho que vuelva a casa con la certeza que todo estará bien ! Tienen mucha seguridad de lo que hacen y mucha confiabilidad. Rebecca me ayudó a obtener mi permiso de trabajo en un tiempo muy corto y obtuve mi residencia por medio de violencia doméstica , ella me tranquilizaba mucho pues yo estaba llena de temores . Sigo con su apoyo pues ya la semana que entra obtengo la ciudadanía!!!! Gracias a Dios por ponerla en mi camino , y por tanta ayuda . Y seguiré con su apoyo pues tengo más cosas pendientes en las cuales está trabajando, me siento muy confiable con su trabajo!!! Gracias Rebecca
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Posted by Adrian | November 29, 2017
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Excellent Customer service!
When it comes to needing an immigration lawyer you can’t just go any where. I did some research before coming to see Rebecca Kitson. I was super excited to meet her as I had read amazing reviews. I came to my consultation and I felt that she was indeed the best Lawyer I’d found to help me with my DACA application. Rebecca, explained everything in detail and answered all my questions. I felt so comfortable with her and her whole entire team, they were where so friendly and caring. I was helped in a timely matter and my end result what better then I had expected. I just want to thank Rebecca and her whole team at the firm. I was truly pleased and couldn’t be more thankful!!
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Posted by Josefina | November 29, 2017
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Dios es bueno
Mi hija escucho sobre la abogada Rebecca, consultamos con ella y la contratamos. Mi hermana quien es de edad avanzada ha vivido en EE.UU desde niña, pero hace 6 años atras fue deportada. Al momento de deportacion ella y sus dos hijos contrataron varios abogados, tristemente el trabajo no avanzaba pero porque decian que era normal la tardanza ya que no se podia hacer mucho por lo complejo del caso. Cuando contratamos a Rebecca, Amanda una de las paralegales nos asistio. Para no hacer la historia tan larga, lo que los otro abogados en 6 años no lograron, Rebecca y Amanda lo hicieron en tan solo 4 meses. Estamos muy agradecidos con ellas porque nos demostaron que si les importamos y que si pelean por el pueblo latino.
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Posted by Perla | November 29, 2017
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Para que seguir buscando
Nosotros contratamos a Rebecca hace algunos meses. Mi marido perdio su residencia y no estabamos seguros si aplicar por la residencia o de una vez la cuidadania. Cuando mi marido hablo con Rebecca (que por cierto habla perfecto el español!), ella le explico cada detalle, paso a paso por cual le ayudo a mi marido tomar una decision. Ya mi marido es cuidadano, gracias a Dios y al gran bufete de abogados de RKL. Estamos muy agradecidos con el buen trabajo, amabilidad, dedicacion y profesionalismo de todo este equipo.
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Posted by Lluvia | August 17, 2017
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Awsome lawyer.
Gracias a la abogada y su buffet de abogados que nos ayudaron con el caso de mi esposo que para empezar fue un muy caso dificil, pero con la experencia y su confianza ella acepto el caso y lo ganamos. Hoy estamos muy agradecidos con ella y su staff (Laura, Emily y Yolanda) por mensionar algunos que nos ayudaron en el proceso y por todo lo que hicieron. Yo se las recomiendo 1000%
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Posted by Cristy | August 3, 2017
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Best lawyer
One word THE BEST ! Rebecca was the only lawyer who would take our case. Other lawyers were not confident in their practice. She was positive throughout the process Thanks you and your Staff.
Posted by Paola | July 25, 2017
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Residente Legal Desde Agosto 2015
Mi nombre es Paola tengo 22 anos y gracias a Rebecca y su equipo me ayudaron lograr no perder mi oportunidad de tener mi residencia. Faltaban 6 meses para que yo cumpliera mis 21 anos de edad y perder todo, Rebecca tomo mi caso despues de ver tenido 2 abogados previos que no isieron nada y cometieron muchos errores. Cuando le presente mi caso a Rebecca ella y Kendra otra abogada que trabaja con ella me dijieron que era lo que se tenia que hacer, tambien me dieron a entender que no era seguro debido a el poco tiempo que teniamos, (era proceso de mas de un ano) asi que pidieron que pusiera mucho de mi parte. Me llamaban para decirme que era lo que se nesecitaba como que cobros eran de migracion, que papeles nesecitaba juntar, y todoo lo ise al momento que me daban aviso, si no sabian de mi luego luego me llamaban y me recordaban lo importante que era todo lo que me pedian y que el tiempo que teniamos era esencial. Bueno, para no hacer la historia larga Rebecca y su equipo y mi esfuerzo lograron recuperar mi caso y arregle en 3 meses, 2 meses antes de mis 21 exactamente.Al final fue mucho el dinero que tube que pagar pero todo lo que Rebecca y su equipo hacen es mas que justo. Por siempre estare agradecida y siempre la recomendare.Recuerden que si ustedes no ponen enfoque de su parte en su propio caso los abogados de migracion no son sus papas que ban andar pagando por sus gastos migratorios, eso es muy aparte.
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Posted by Rigo | July 25, 2017
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Recomendada a los paisanos
Yo no soy muy fanatico de abogados pero ella hizo cambiar mi aspecto sobre ellos. La abogada Rebeca y su equipo ayudaron con mi caso. Un equipo muy profesional, responsable y con una gran sencillez. Ellos me hicieron sentir como en familia. Estoy profundamente agradecido con Rebecca y su equipo, hicieron un gran trabajo. Si estan en busca de un gran abogado o en este caso una gran abogada, la recomiendo al CIEN.
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Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2016
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Agradecimiento
Quiero agradecer a Rebecca Kitson y a todo su equipo de trabajo, por la ayuda que me brindaron durante el proceso con immigracion. Conforman un equipo muy confiable el cual recomiendo ampliamente, estoy muy satisfecho con los resultados.
Posted by Jesus Holguin | January 9, 2016
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Great lawyers!!!!!
Had a great experience with Rebecca and Kendra and Laura they were all very helpful and kind and made the whole process as painless as could be. I appreciate everything they did for me and my wife.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney / Owner
  • Rebecca Kitson Law
  • 2012 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • University of New Mexico School of Law
  • 2009 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Lawit & Kitson
  • 2006 - 2012

Education

  • University of New Mexico School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2007
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Sample of Legal Cases

  • LPR Cancellation
  • Approved

Associations

  • New Mexico Interfaith Coalition for Immigrant Justice
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • National Immigration Project of the National Lawyer's Guild
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Albuquerque Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished Service Award
  • Disciplinary Board of the NM Supreme Court
  • 2016
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2013
  • CLE Peak Award
  • State Bar of New Mexico
  • 2013
  • Dean's Honors
  • University of New Mexico School of Law
  • 2007
  • Clinical Honors for Outstanding Participation
  • University of New Mexico School of Law
  • 2007
  • Scholarship
  • New Mexico Women's Bar Assocation
  • 2006
  • Research Project and Travel Grant
  • University of New Mexico
  • 2004
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Publications

  • AILA Consular Processing Guide
  • Immigrant Visas and I-601 Waivers in Ciudad Juarez: Practical Tips and Suggestions
  • 2012
  • AILA Visa Processing Guide
  • Obtaining IV Waivers in Juarez
  • 2010

Speaking Engagements

  • State Bar of TX Advanced Immigration Law
  • Family Issues (in Immigration)
  • 2016
  • NM Judges' Conclave
  • Immigration Consequences
  • 2016
  • AILA TX Chapter Spring Conference
  • Consular Update
  • 2016
  • NM LOPD Annual CLE
  • Immigration Consequences of Crime
  • 2015
  • Essentials of Employment Law
  • Immigration : I-9, E-Verify and SSN Mismatch
  • 2015
  • Current Immigration Issues for the Criminal Defense Attorney
  • Ethical Issues in the Representation of Non-citizens
  • 2015
  • Current Immigration Issues for the Criminal Defense Attorney
  • A Crash Course in Immigration
  • 2015
  • The Four Corners CLE: DWI, Immigration, Indian Law and Ethics
  • Immigration Impact on Families' Criminal and Civil Matters
  • 2013
  • The Four Corners CLE: DWI, Immigration, Indian Law and Ethics
  • Duty to Advise - Fulfilling the Ethical Obligations Under Paredez and Padilla
  • 2013
  • AILA Upper Midwest Immigration Law Conference
  • What's So Hard about Hardship?
  • 2012
  • AILA National Conference
  • Advanced Bond and Detention Issues
  • 2011
  • Immigration: The Basics (2nd Judicial District)
  • Immigration
  • 2010
  • Immigrant Rights: Civil LIberties, Detention, and Collateral Consequences of Crimes
  • Immigrant Rights in New Mexico and Interagency Bond Issues
  • 2009
  • How to Represent Immigrants Pro Bono: Considerations fo the Multicultural Client
  • How to Represent Immigrants Pro Bono
  • 2009
  • UNM Immigration Symposium
  • Dispelling Myths and Raising Awareness
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (3)
Endorse Rebecca
Immigration Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Rebecca Kitson is a truly dedicated lawyer giving time, effort and diligence to each of her clients. It is an honor to work with her."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Ms. Kitson and I serve together on the New Mexico State Bar Immigration Law Section Board. She is an expert in immigration law matters and has a passion for her clients and her work. I recommend Ms. Kitson without hesitation. She fiercely advocates for her clients and for immigrants generally."
Immigration Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rebecca is a fantastic attorney who is dedicated to her clients and has exceptional legal skill. Rebecca handles a wide variety of complex immigration issues, and she has particular expertise in the immigration consequences of crimes."
Immigration Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked with Rebecca on several cases when her clients have moved from New Mexico to Colorado and required local counsel. She is a joy to work with...extremely knowledgeable and fantastically likeable! Her clients are lucky to have her on their side."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Albuquerque Immigration Lawyer Rebecca Kitson
Rebecca Kitson
Immigration Attorney
Albuquerque, NM
Licensed for 16 years