Michelle Ortiz

Michelle M. Ortiz (she/her/hers) is Deputy Director of Americans for Immigrant Justice (AI Justice).  AI Justice is a Miami-based nonprofit law firm dedicated to promoting and protecting the basic human rights of immigrants through a unique combination of free direct services, impact litigation and policy reform. Ortiz directs the Lucha Program at AI Justice which provides free legal representation to immigrant survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault, and human trafficking. She has over 14 years’ experience working with immigrant survivors, and has presented at numerous national conferences and trainings on immigration relief available to victims of violent crime and human trafficking. The daughter of refugees, Ortiz was born and raised in Miami.