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Ángel Reyes 27 – Law & Policy #latinus20under30 2017

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Nació en Perú y llegó a Estados Unidos cuando tenía 15 años, su experiencia de vida lo acercó a múltiples organizaciones sociales, para alzar la voz y lograr la aprobación del Dream Act; perteneció a Long Island Immigrant Students Advocates (LIISA). Actualmente es el organizador comunitario de LatinoJustice PRLDEF, se encarga de trabajar por la defensa de la comunidad inmigrante, la lucha por sus derechos y el empoderamiento de todos los hispanos que sueñan con un mejor futuro para sus familias. Además, es cofundador de (Phorep), una compañía de tecnología con sede en Glen Cove, NY, también es músico y columnista en el periódico Noticia Long Island.

Angel Reyes Rivas is the Long Island Community Organizer with LatinoJustice PRLDEF. Born in Peru, Angel immigrated from Peru at the age of 15. Not two years had passed and Angel was forced to make a difficult decision of leaving high school due to the sudden and unexpected deportation of his mother, Angel got his GED at the age of 18 while taking care of his younger brother. While attending Nassau Community College as an undocumented student, Angel joined the Dreamer movement and became a passionate and loud voice on Long Island, fighting to pass the NY Dream Act. As a campaign organizer with Long Island Immigrant Students Advocates (LIISA), Angel spoke on behalf of undocumented students on different media outlets such as News 12, ABC7, CNN.

Angel’s main mission as a student advocate is to educate, motivate and create awareness about current issues affecting immigrant students speaking at different conferences, high schools, and universities. As of today, Angel works at LatinoJustice PRLDEF as a community organizer. His mission is to advocate and organize the immigrant community regarding pressing immigration and Criminal Justice issues. Those issues which currently affect Latinos and Latinas on a county, state, and national level. Angel is also known for his entrepreneurial spirit as the Cofounder of Phorep, a tech company based in Glen Cove, NY. Phorep services schools around Long Island, offering mobile device maintenance and software support. In addition, Angel is also a musician and a columnist for the Long Island-based newspaper Noticia.

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