Welcome to the Otero County Processing Center.  We want to make your visits and involvement in your loved one’s life as simple and clear as possible.  Meet the warden/facility director and get details about the facility which is operated by Management & Training Corporation (MTC) for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).


Coronavirus Information

MTC is closely following any developments in the coronavirus situation that might impact the people we serve at this facility. The safety of our staff and those in our care is top priority. We also want to protect those who visit the facility.


The Centers for Disease Prevention and Control (CDC) says frequent hand washing can reduce exposure to and prevent the spreading of the coronavirus. The CDC also recommends:

  • Staying home if you have flu-like symptoms
  • Avoiding contact with people who are sick
  • Avoiding touching your eyes, nose, and mouth


For a more complete list of recommendations and to get the latest on the coronavirus, click here to visit the CDC website.

Facility Administrator Dora Castro

Facility Administrator Dora Castro

Welcome to the Otero County Processing Center site. Our facility is operated exclusively for U.S. Department of Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The length of stay for those assigned to this facility is relatively short. Our staff endeavor to provide an atmosphere that is comfortable, safe, and conducive to making time pass quickly for those who find themselves in our care. I am especially proud of this facility’s record of accreditation and compliance with the many standards that are established by the government and the accrediting entities. There are many ways that we exceed those standards to the benefit those in our care. The staff at this facility are BIONIC (Believe It Or Not I Care). We care about your loved one, and we try to prove this daily in our work and interaction with others.

Otero County Processing Center

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