Dalia Castillo-Granados is the Director of the Children’s Immigration Law Academy, a project of the American Bar Association’s Commission on Immigration. Prior to working at CILA, Dalia was a Senior Attorney at Kids in Need of Defense, a Staff Attorney at Tahirih Justice Center, a Clinical Supervising Attorney at the University of Houston’s Immigration Clinic, and began her public interest career as a Greenberg Traurig, LLP Equal Justice Works Fellow with Catholic Charities’ Cabrini Center in Houston. During law school, Dalia was active in the Immigration Clinic and interned at US Citizenship and Immigration Services, Catholic Charities, and was a Public Interest Law Fellow at Boat People SOS. She was previously the chair of the State Bar of Texas’ Immigration Law Task Force. She is currently the chair of the Executive Committee of the Houston Immigration Legal Services Collaborative, a Board Member of the Houston Association of Women Attorneys, and the President of Latino Giving Houston, a giving circle devoted to promoting philanthropy in Houston’s Latino community.
Dalia is a native Houstonian. She graduated from the University of Houston Bauer College of Business and Honors College. She went on to obtain her law degree from the University of Houston Law Center. She and her husband are proud parents to sophomores in college, Anthony and Alex.