Benjamin E. Stein
PHONE: (208) 342-5100 x 104
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Removal defense and related federal litigation, advanced U Visa/VAWA applications, complex family based immigration cases, and consular processing..
J.D., University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN, May 2012
B.A., Spanish Studies, Global Studies, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, May 2008
American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), Member
Idaho AILA Chapter, USCIS Liaison
National Immigration Project of the National Lawyers Guild, Member
Idaho State Bar
Minnesota State Bar Association
ACADEMIC COMMENDATIONS & AWARDS
Dean’s Award in Immigration Clinic, Spring 2012 — awarded for earning highest grade in class.
Dean’s Award in Race and the Law, Fall 2011- awarded for earning highest grade in class.
Benjamin Stein joined Andrade Legal as an associate attorney in January of 2013 to work on the firm’s deportation defense, naturalization, family-based immigration, and asylum docket.
Prior to joining Andrade Legal, Benjamin worked and volunteered in different areas of immigration law. Most recently, Benjamin gained invaluable experience working on the United States-Mexico border as a law clerk at Casa de Proyecto Libertad, a non-profit in Harlingen, Texas. At Proyecto, Benjamin gained experience with U Visas, VAWA, naturalizations, and consular processing while also working on removal defense. During law school Benjamin conducted multiple interviews in detention centers screening individuals for relief and represented individuals in removal proceedings as a volunteer with the Immigrant Law Center of Minnesota Detention Project. Benjamin also was a judicial law clerk for the Executive Office of Immigration Review, the tribunal of immigration judges in Bloomington, MN.
As an undergraduate, Benjamin was an intern at Hispanic Advocacy and Community Empowerment through Research (HACER) research organization in Minneapolis, MN, and performed research related to immigrant communities in Minnesota.
In his free time, Benjamin enjoys hiking, playing basketball and exploring Idaho.