Supervising Attorney, VA Immigration




Victoria Maqueda is a Supervising Attorney with Ayuda’s D.C. Immigration program. Victoria supervises other attorneys, legal assistants, and paralegals while carrying her own caseload of humanitarian and family-based immigration remedies. Prior to becoming a Supervising Attorney, Victoria was a Staff Attorney and intern at Ayuda.

Between her two stints at Ayuda, Victoria completed a one-year Fellowship with the Santa Fe Dreamers Project in Santa Fe, NM where she represented clients in a wide variety of immigration relief and served recent immigrants at a for-profit immigration detention center in rural New Mexico.

Victoria received her J.D. from Georgetown University Law Center and her bachelors in Spanish and Political Science magna cum laude from Rutgers University. She is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Victoria is a native Spanish speaker and proud daughter of Argentine immigrants

Ayuda's Response to Busing of Migrants

Since April 2022, Ayuda has been working to help coordinate the humanitarian response as the governors of Texas and Arizona continue to send thousands of migrants on buses to Washington, D.C.

We are providing culturally and linguistically specific legal, social and language access services to newly arriving migrants. These services include case management and intake support, interpretation, as well as the provision of food, clothing, hygiene kits, prepaid cell phones, medical supplies, and paid shelter.

Our legal team is providing individualized legal orientations for migrants explaining the immigration system and helping them be aware of their rights and responsibilities.  

“Immigrants are first and foremost, human beings. They deserve respect and compassion, and Ayuda will continue to do what we do best – provide holistic support to those in need in our communities.” - Paula Fitzgerald, Executive Director

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