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Diana Castaneda

KIND, Inc.
National Legal Services Director
New York, NY, USA


Diana Castañeda
National Legal Services Director, KIND, Inc.

 
Prior to joining KIND, Diana worked for a New York City based private immigration law firm handling litigation before the immigration courts in St. Louis, Chicago, Dallas and Buffalo. Diana also brings to KIND five years of non-profit experience having worked for the Archdiocese of New York, Catholic Charities Department of Immigrant and Refugee Services. At Catholic Charities, Diana worked on a wide array of immigration cases from Cuban adjustments to refugee family reunification as a staff attorney. During the implementation of the LIFE Act, which opened the door for a limited number of immigrants to become permanent residents, Diana coordinated the department's filings for more than 1,000 clients. As Supervising Attorney, Diana worked with pro bono counsel and law interns on cases involving domestic violence, special immigrant juveniles and removal defense. Diana attended Hofstra University where she majored in philosophy and psychology, and received her JD from New York Law School. She is fluent in Spanish and is studying French.
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