About Cynthia R. López

Cynthia R. López

An El Paso Immigration Lawyer

Ms. Lopez is originally from El Paso, graduating from Hanks High School in 2001. However, her education took her to Chicago where she was able to gain valuable hands-on experience in various areas of the law throughout while completing her undergraduate and law studies. Through this experience, Ms. Lopez discovered that her passion was in immigration and decided to be an immigration lawyer.

Her family has been involved with immigration law since before her birth. So, after nine years of living in Chicago, Ms. López returned to El Paso to open her own practice. She is involved in the various aspects of the community and serves as co-chair of the Jovenes Empresarios of the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. Ms. López is licensed to practice in Illinois.


2010 DePaul University, College of Law, Juris Doctor

2005 Loyola University Chicago, B.B.A., Accounting (Cum Laude)

2001 Hanks High School

Bar Associations and Admissions

2012 Western District of Texas

2010 Supreme Court of Illinois

Member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Hispanic National Bar Association, Illinois State Bar Association, Chicago Bar Association, American Bar Association

Fluent in English, Spanish, and Italian.

Licensed to practice in Texas and the Western District of Texas

Perla I. Jurado

Perla I. Jurado began with Cynthia R. Lopez, P.C. in October 2012. She is a graduate of Del Valle H.S. and worked in the financial services industry from 2003-2012. Perla, who was born in Chihuahua, Chihuahua, lived out the immigrant process. She entered the United States when she was just a child. She experienced the process of acquiring her legal permanent residency and is now a U.S. citizen. Perla is fluent in Spanish and English and specializes in the office’s DACA and naturalization petitions.

Kimberly Saleem

Kimberly Saleem was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. She loves spending time with her seven year old son, as well as spending time with her family and friends. Kimberly has been with CRL for 2 years and has quickly learned the ins-and-outs of immigration. She is a licensed notary public and the first friendly face you talk to when you call CRL. Kimberly loves what she does because of the satisfaction of helping people.

Rosa Hernandez

Rosa Hernandez is the newest members at CRL, but is one of the most experienced in the field of immigration. Rosa was born in Mexico and raised in El Paso, Texas. She recently moved back to El Paso after living in Arizona for 6 years. Rosa has been working in the legal field since 2006 and is Ms. Lopez’s litigation manager. Rosa says that being a part of the team is the best thing that has happened to her since she moved back to El Paso! Rosa loves immigration and making a difference in peoples’ lives.

Claudia Ruelas

Claudia (Denise) Ruelas was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. Denise has been with the CRL crew for three years and is the office manager. In those three years she has progressed from receptionist to certified paralegal. Denise obtained her Certificate of Completion as a paralegal from the University of Texas in El Paso in April of 2017. Denise loves to dance, is a huge country music fan and loves to do DIY projects and crafts on her down time. Denise loves immigration for the ability it gives her to help people.

Claudia Arambula

Claudia Arambula was born in Mexico, but was raised in El Paso, Texas. She went through the immigration process herself at a young age and became a US Citizen in 2008. Her home has always been El Paso. She graduated with her Associate’s of Applied Science as a Legal Assistant from El Paso Community College in May of 2003. She has been a licensed Notary Public since 2002. Claudia has been with the CRL crew for four years and loves what she does. Becoming part of Cynthia R. Lopez, P.C. has been the best career choice she has made in her adult life. Helping our clients obtain their legal status in the US brings her great joy. Claudia runs the Odessa, Midland office for Ms. Lopez.