KATE CHALTAIN, ESQ
Kate Chaltain has dedicated her legal career to providing compassionate and comprehensive legal assistance to some of the most vulnerable members of the immigrant population in the United States: refugees fleeing persecution; battered women seeking to escape the cycle of abuse; immigrant victims of crime; and families facing separation due to the deportation of a parent or spouse. Ms. Chaltain has extensive experience helping family members petition for permanent status for their loved ones, helping professionals and small businesses obtain the immigration status necessary to work and thrive in the United States, and representing clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the immigration courts. Through her work she has developed a reputation as an honest and zealous advocate.
Prior to entering private practice, Ms. Chaltain worked for the Department of Homeland Security as an Asylum Officer where she adjudicated asylum applications on behalf of the United States government. As an Asylum Officer Ms. Chaltain was required to complete multiple training programs required for officers of the USCIS. This training provided her with a unique perspective on the immigration process as a whole and the asylum process in particular.
Ms. Chaltain is a 2008 graduate of the Fordham University School of Law, where she was a Stein Scholar in Ethics and Public Interest Law, a board member of the Immigration Advocacy Project, and a recipient of the Archibald Murray Magna Cum Laude Award for Public Interest Service. Ms. Chaltain is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and is admitted to practice law in New York State. Ms. Chaltain is authorized to practice immigration law in all fifty states. Ms. Chaltain is a 2001 graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University. She lives in New York City with her husband and two young children.