Angie joined the ILRC in 2005 as a New Voices Fellow and became a staff attorney in 2007. She works on the relationship between immigration and criminal law and is a co-author of ILRC's publication, Defending Immigrants in the Ninth Circuit: The Impact of Crimes under California and Other State Laws. Her efforts to mitigate the difficult immigration consequences for criminal convictions of immigrants is at the core of the ILRC's Defending Immigrants Project to assist public defenders and the Immigrant Justice Network, a project to build a movement to shift public perception of immigrants in the criminal justice system. Angie is a co-chair of the Detention Watch Network's Public Awareness Committee and is on the Advisory Board of the California Coalition for Women Prisoners. Prior to joining the ILRC, she worked on post-conviction relief for immigrants at the Law Offices of Norton Tooby and advocated on behalf of incarcerated survivors of domestic violence as the co-coordinator of Free Battered Women and a member of the Habeas Project. She is a proficient Spanish speaker.