Victoria Lopez: Immigration detention poses life-threatening health and safety risks for the tens of thousands of people who are locked up across the country.
Victoria López is a senior staff attorney at the ACLU National Prison Project. Her work focuses on challenging the expansion of immigration detention and unconstitutional conditions in U.S. detention facilities. Prior to joining NPP, Victoria worked at the ACLU of Arizona serving in various capacities including legal director, policy and advocacy director, and staff attorney. While at the ACLU of Arizona she authored the report "In Their Own Words: Enduring Abuse in Arizona Immigration Detention Centers."
She began practicing removal defense at the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project as an Equal Justice Works fellow, and then as a staff attorney and executive director. She holds a B.A. from the University of Illinois Champaign and is a 2001 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania Law School.