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The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of New Mexico has approximately 195 employees and contractors. The main office is located in Albuquerque. The branch office in Las Cruces is located approximately 225 miles south of Albuquerque, is 50 miles from the Mexican border, and includes approximately 45 of the district's employees and contractors. The District also has an unstaffed office in Santa Fe.

Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico, located approximately 60 miles from the state capital of Santa Fe. Albuquerque and the surrounding areas offer an array of activities from hiking to skiing to cultural activities such as the opera, arts, celebrated museums, legendary historic sites, and majestic monuments. The metro area, with approximately 860,000 residents, sprawls over 100 square miles at elevations ranging from 4,500 feet above sea level in the Rio Grande Valley to 6,500 feet at the foot of the Sandia Mountains, which tower to 10,678 feet. Albuquerque enjoys blue skies and sunshine 310 days of the year, with low humidity and mild winters.

The State of New Mexico, also known as the "Land of Enchantment," is a unique mix of Native cultures, blended with Hispanic and European traditions. Ranked the 5th largest state, it totals 121,593 square miles. New Mexico shares 180 miles of international border with the Country of Mexico. Las Cruces, the second largest city in New Mexico, is nestled in the fertile Mesilla Valley between the majestic Organ Mountains and the meandering Rio Grande. Las Cruces blends a unique variety of attractions, culture, historical sites, and superb year-round weather.

Updated May 18, 2023