"Miguel Algarín was a brilliant poet, an influential professor and leader," the Nuyorican Poets Cafe said in a statement.
"My story is the story of The Bronx. It's a story of struggle. But it's also a story of overcoming. And that's the story of America," Torres told The Americano.
The 116th Congress is the most representative of Latinos in history, but that record could be broken on Election Day.