Andrea Flores is the former deputy director of policy for the ACLU’s Equality Division, with a focus on immigration advocacy. She is an attorney and immigration policy expert based in Washington D.C. For the last few years, Andrea has been practicing law and consulting for clients on immigration policy.
Previously, Andrea was a Regional Policy Director for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign where she advised the Secretary on a range of domestic policy issues. Andrea also served three years in the Obama administration, both at the White House and at the Department of Homeland Security. Her work there focused on advancing Obama’s efforts to enact comprehensive immigration reform. In her time at the White House Domestic Policy Council, Andrea advised on and coordinated policy development for the 2013 Senate immigration bill and the implementation of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. She also worked for the Secretary of Homeland Security and the Director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
A native New Mexican, Andrea grew up in a border community and attended Columbia University School of Law and Harvard College, where she was the first Latinx student body president. She is a co-author of the New York Times Bestseller Yes She Can: 10 Stories of Hope & Change from Young Female Staffers of the Obama White House.