Calleigh M. McRaith is an attorney with Binsfeld Law Firm, PLLC, where she practices immigration law. Her work includes a wide range of employment-based, family-based, and humanitarian immigration petitions. 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.

In her employment-based work, Calleigh represents employers in the full range of petitions for both skilled and unskilled workers, including nonimmigrant status petitions and green card processes. Her case types include petitions for H-1B/E-3 specialty occupation workers, H-2B seasonal workers, L-1 transferees, R-1 religious workers, P-3 artists, TN NAFTA professionals, EB-2/EB-3 PERM labor certifications, I-140 petitions, and Adjustment of Status/Consular Process 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 has practiced immigration law since 2012. In addition to working for several years in private practice, she served as an Attorney Advisor at the Immigration Court in Fort Snelling, Minnesota, as part of the U.S. Department of Justice Honors Program from 2014 to 2016. She uses that background in removal defense to advise clients on removability/inadmissibility grounds, including the immigration consequences of criminal charges.

When she’s not in the office, Calleigh enjoys traveling and meeting people from new places. She has worked on international human rights projects in Mongolia, Sri Lanka, Haiti, Northern Ireland, and South Africa, including projects for the UN Special Rapporteur on Violence Against Women. Calleigh is also an avid reader and enjoys canoeing, gardening, and playing tennis.


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2012
    Monroe Leigh Fellowship in International Law, 2010
  • Wheaton College (IL), Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, 2006

Bar Admissions

  • Minnesota State Bar, 2013
  • Iowa State Bar, 2012 (inactive)

Professional Organizations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association MN/Dakotas Chapter
    Member, 2012 – present


  • Co-author, Implementation of Mongolia’s Domestic Violence Legislation, 2014
  • Author, 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, Gender-Based Violence in Conflict and Post-Conflict Settings, 44 CORNELL INT’L L.J. 11 (2011)
  • Co-author, “Due Diligence Obligations, in Violence Against Women in the United States and the State’s Obligation to Protect, 2011


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