Bertha Justice Fellow
Lupe Victoria Aguirre is a Bertha Justice Fellow at the Center for Constitutional Rights. Prior to joining the staff, Lupe was an Immigrant Justice Corps Fellow at the Empire Justice Center in upstate New York, where she represented individuals facing deportation and seeking immigration relief for two years.
At the Center for Constitutional Rights, she continues to advocate for immigrant rights and racial justice by challenging government misconduct and abusive immigration practices. A proud daughter and sister of immigrants, Lupe’s work is inspired by her upbringing in Southern California, where she witnessed her family and community’s vulnerability, strength, power, and resilience in the face of structural violence and oppression. Lupe was a first generation college student and holds a B.A. from UCLA and a J.D. from UC Berkeley School of Law. She has worked with the National Immigration Law Center, ACLU of Southern California, Esperanza Immigrant Rights Project, the Haas Institute at UC Berkeley, and Berkeley Law’s International Human Rights Clinic. Lupe is a co-author of We Too Belong: A Resource Guide of Inclusive Practices in Immigration and Incarceration Law & Policy.