Calleigh M. McRaith is an Attorney with Binsfeld Law Firm, where she practices immigration law. Calleigh earned her law degree at the University of Virginia and clerked for Justice G. Barry Anderson of the Minnesota Supreme Court following graduation.

At Binsfeld Law Firm, Calleigh works extensively on employment-based immigration issues, representing employers in non-immigrant visa petitions (including B-1 visitor, H-1B specialty occupation, H-2B seasonal workers, H-3 trainees,  L-1 transferees, R-1 religious workers, P-3 artists, and TN NAFTA professionals), immigrant visa petitions (PERM, I-140, Adjustment of Status/Consular Process), and STEM OPT applications. Calleigh also represents individuals applying for E-2 investor visas, I-539 change of status, citizenship (N-400), U visas, VAWA, and a range of family-based petitions including I-130s with consular processing, one-step petitions, I-601A/I-601 waivers, and K-1 fiancé visas. Calleigh strives to make the immigration process as stress-free for clients as possible through clear communication, anticipating (and addressing) potential problems before they arise, and producing high-quality work product.

Calleigh has been practicing immigration law since 2012. In addition to several years in the private bar, Calleigh has also served as an Attorney Advisor at the immigration court in Fort Snelling, Minnesota as part of the U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program. Calleigh has worked extensively on issues relating to violence against women, including serving as a research assistant to the United Nations Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women and conducting field research on sexual assault in post-earthquake displacement camps in Haiti and on the implementation of domestic violence laws in Mongolia. Calleigh utilizes these experiences in her current work on gender-based asylum claims, U visas, and VAWA petitions.

Calleigh enjoys traveling and meeting people from new places. In her spare time, Calleigh is an avid reader and enjoys canoeing, gardening, and playing tennis.

(612) 800-4911  |  calleigh@binsfeldlaw.com

Bar Admission

Minnesota State Bar

Education

University of Virginia School of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2012

Wheaton College (IL), Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, 2006

Membership and Professional Development

American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)

Awards & Distinctions

S. Department of Justice Honors Program (2014-2016)

Monroe Leigh Fellowship in International Law (2010)

Publications

Co-author of Implementation of Mongolia’s Domestic Violence Legislation (2014)

Author of Arbitrary Detention in Sri Lanka: Internment, Rehabilitation, and Surrenderees in the Prison System (2012)

Contributing Researcher for Yon Je Louvri: Reducing Vulnerability to Sexual Violence in Haiti’s IDP Camps (2012)

Co-author of Gender-Based Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings, 44 CORNELL INT’L L.J 11 (2011)

Co-author of Due Diligence Obligations, in Violence Against Women in the United States and the State’s Obligation to Protect (2011)

Media

Contributor, This American Life, Episode 679, “Save the Girl: My Very Unhappy Birthday” (July 2019)

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