Jorge Torres was born in Ecuador, where he had his first experience seeing inequality, particularly in the way indigenous people in his town were treated. He is an film maker, and an immigrant rights organizer. He is founder of Unidad Latina en Acción New Jersey, working to educate, empower and organize local grassroots communities. Four years ago he became a citizen, but continues to organize with immigrant communities. He was undocumented for 7 years and continues to have undocumented family, who fear being deported. Torres is risking arrest today because he believes immigrant communities have a right to live with dignity, and that “President Obama must be held accountable for the almost 2 million deportations, and pressured to use the power he has to stop separating families.”
NotOneMoreDeportation.com is a campaign made of individuals, organizations, artists, and allies to expose, confront, and overcome unjust immigration laws.
As the immigration debate continues, #Not1More enters the discussion from the place that touches people in concrete ways and can offer tangible relief. By collectively challenging unfair deportations and unjust policy through organizing, art, legislation, and action, we aim to reverse criminalization, build migrant power, and create immigration policies based on principles of inclusion.
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