Margarita is a staff attorney for the Immigrant Protection Unit (IPU), with a specific focus on deferred action and removal defense. As part of her role in the IPU, she teaches community outreach workshops on immigration law for under-served communities. Before joining NYLAG, she worked in English as a Second Language and adult education with a distance learning company and volunteered with low-income schoolchildren. Margarita earned her Bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago and her Juris Doctorate from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.