Alex McBean has been fighting for migrant worker’s rights since 2005. He has helped over 200 migrant victims of fraud and extreme labor exploitation (victims of human trafficking) obtain a special immigration status called T nonimmigrant status. He has also helped these victims reunite with their families, in many cases after years of separation, and settle in the U.S. as lawful permanent residents. Alex’s law practice focuses exclusively on immigration law and related matters, and he is fluent in Spanish.
While working at Utah Legal Services, from 2005 to 2016, Alex assisted hundreds of farmworker clients to obtain legal status in the U.S. for themselves and their families. He also represented over 70 farmworker Plaintiffs in several lawsuits helping them to recover hundreds of thousands of dollars in unpaid wages. Alex also represented farmworker Plaintiffs in lawsuits that helped expand and clarify farmworker’s rights.
Alex is one of the few attorneys in the nation that specializes in helping victims of human trafficking (victims of fraud and extreme labor exploitation) obtain T visas. Most of these victims entered the U.S. with work visas including H-2A, H-2B, H-1B, J-1, and E-2 visas and then became victims of human trafficking. Alex also has expertise in employment law and is able to help exploited workers fight for their rights.
In addition, Alex has extensive experience practicing family immigration; including relative petitions, applications for immigrant visas, applications for lawful permanent residence, and if needed waiver applications. Alex admires the many immigrants who come to the U.S. and work tirelessly to make better lives for their family back home, and it has been his privilege to help many of their families reunite after many years of separation. He has also helped many immigrant victims of crime through VAWA self-petitions and U visas.
- Colorado State University
- Bachelor’s Degree
- University of Denver, Sturm College of Law
- Juris Doctor Degree
Professional Associations & Memberships
- American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA)