Amy Torres (they/them or she/her) is Executive Director for the New Jersey Alliance for Immigrant Justice (NJAIJ). NJAIJ is the state’s largest immigration coalition, bringing together over 50 organizations to fight for policies that empower and protect immigrants. Under Torres’s leadership, NJAIJ has served as a watchdog for New Jersey’s Drivers Licenses for All program and fought for the East Coast’s first ban on immigration detention contracts. Firmly rooted in Torres’s identity is their experience as a Filipinx American and the core belief that human rights and liberties should not be subject to change because of something as arbitrary as border, birthplace, or paperwork. Prior to joining NJAIJ, Torres served for over seven years leading immigrants rights and policy advocacy work in NYC, with a focus on Asian American and Pacific Islander communities.
Netroots Nation participation
- Netroots Nation 2023