Zoila Alvarez Hernandez


Immigrant Rights Staff Attorney



Zoila Y. Alvarez Hernández is an Immigrant Rights Attorney dedicated to immigration detention issues, increasing ICE and CBP accountability, and combating the entanglement of local resources going to increased immigration enforcement. Through her work, Zoila seeks to enforce immigrants’ civil rights through strategic litigation, education, and policy advocacy.

Zoila attended UNM School of Law, and in 2018, she worked as a student attorney for the Harvard Immigration and Refugee Law Clinic hosted at Greater Boston Legal Services where she represented South American and Caribbean asylees.

Zoila started her work at the ACLU-NM as a UNM School of Law Corinne Wolfe Transformative Advocacy Fellow dedicated to combating the entanglement of local, state, city and county resources going to increased immigration enforcement and its effect on immigrant children and families in New Mexico. Zoila hopes her civil litigation work in immigrant rights will help improve the health and well-being of New Mexico’s immigrant children and families.