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Gustavo Torres, Executive Director, CASA

As the Executive Director of CASA and President of CASA in Action, Gustavo Torres is a nationally recognized voice on immigrant rights, human rights, voting rights, and all issues facing the Latino community. His organizing background has helped make CASA one of the country’s most successful grassroots organizing groups. CASA is the largest immigrants’ rights organization in the Mid-Atlantic region, with offices in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania.

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Camille J. Mackler, Esq.

Camille J. Mackler, Esq. is the Founder and Executive Director of Immigrant ARC (I-ARC), a collaborative of over 80 legal service providers in New York State. In that role, Ms. Mackler works with community leaders, legal service providers, state and local governments, law enforcement agencies, and Federal agencies and policy makers to ensure immigrants have access to a fair and efficient immigration system.  Ms. Mackler is also currently a Senior Visiting Fellow at the Truman Center for National Policy, where she is working on researching and highlighting intersections between immigration policy, national security, and foreign relations.

Prior to launching Immigrant ARC, Ms. Mackler was the Director of Immigration Legal Policy at the New York Immigration Coalition. There, she led advocacy campaigns to improve laws and policies for the benefit of immigrants across New York State. Ms. Mackler has led a number of important campaigns and efforts, including coordinating legal efforts at JFK airport during the travel ban and successfully advocating for protections for immigrants at the State and Federal level. She recently helped draft legislation creating the first right to universal representation of immigrants in the country.

Ms. Mackler is a frequent lecturer on topics of immigration law and policy and has authored numerous reports on federal immigration policy. She is a graduate of Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service and New York Law School.