Stefania Arteaga joined the ACLU of North Carolina in January 2019 as the Statewide Immigrants' Rights Organizer. In this role, she works with Latinx advocates and ACLU supporters to lead campaigns focused on ending 287(g) agreements and the use of ICE detainers in North Carolina.
Stefania immigrated from El Salvador when she was seven years old. Compelled to advocate for immigrant rights, her previous work has revolved around campaigns such as education access for undocumented students, deportation defense campaigns, and successfully eliminating 287(g) in Mecklenburg County. She is the co-founder of Comunidad Colectiva, a grassroots immigrant rights organization that advocates for immigrant rights in Mecklenburg County.
In her free time, Stefania enjoys reading about strong women in history and spending time with her partner and three cats: Odin, Olivia, and Riley.