Legacy Immigration has maintained a 100% approval rate in family-sponsored petitions and employer-sponsored petitions filed on behalf of our clients before U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
Legacy Immigration is a law firm that represents foreign nationals from all walks of life in their pursuit of the American Dream. Having represented companies and foreign nationals located domestically and internationally, Legacy Immigration’s tireless and effective legal representation has resulted in issuance of immigrant and nonimmigrant visas, lawful permanent residence, naturalization, and authorized status for foreign nationals of all backgrounds.
At Legacy Immigration, we are dedicated to advocating passionately and vigorously to obtain favorable results for our clients. No immigration case is too complex, too small, or too insignificant for us to handle. We devote equal time and attention to each client’s case ensuring that every matter is handled meticulously, methodically, and thoroughly.
We give clients the confidence they need to feel that they are in safe hands so they can sleep soundly at night instead of worrying about the status of their case. For more complex matters, we pull out all of the stops and go the extra mile to do what it takes to win your case. Fueled by the belief in equal rights and opportunities, we confront stand steadfast in the face of governmental adversity instead of shying away from it.
At Legacy Immigration, we understand the plight of many foreign nationals who are faced with having to file motions, applications, petitions, or responses (for post-naturalization inquiries, Requests for Evidence or Notices of Intent to Deny) within hours or days. Often, these foreign nationals cannot find an attorney willing or able to meet these stringent deadlines. They have no choice but to prepare the filing to the best of their ability and file it on their own.
As part of our commitment to help every foreign national overcome adversity to achieve the American Dream, we are available to represent clients for “last-minute” filings. Whether the filing deadline is in a matter of hours, or days, we are there to help. We work “round-the-clock” to parse a foreign national’s immigration file, pare down supporting documents, prepare/finalize the submission, all without ever compromising quality. When it has been impossible or inadvisable to file a submission, we have filed a request for an extension within hours of being retained.
“Every foreign national should have the opportunity to make his or her mark in this world. My legacy is to help every foreign national to achieve the American Dream so the United States can continue to be a nation of immigrants.”
Dawn C. Sequeira
Founder & Principal Attorney
The in-person consultation at Legacy Immigration is unlike any other you experience that you might have had with any other law firm in the past.
Trust: Our goal from the time you step foot into our law firm is to build a trusting relationship through clear communication. This type of relationship will extend throughout the representation. Just like your doctor, if we are going to help you, we need to know everything. In the words of Jerry McGuire, “Help me, help you.” We are here to help you, but we cannot help you unless you tell us everything. Everything that you tell us is held in strict confidence. So it is imperative for you to fully disclose every detail in your case.
Peaceful Ambience: We understand the Immigration process can be an extremely fearful, frustrating, complicated, and time-consuming journey. Our job is to make this unpleasant experience as “easy,” painless, and quick as possible starting from our very first meeting. When you come into our office, you will notice there is open space, comfortable chairs and magazines, and lots of natural light which provides a sense of peacefulness. This type of ambience is intentional. Meeting your Immigration Attorney for the first time should not be a stressful event. Remember you are not visiting your dentist. Having a peaceful environment should help you focus on remembering and telling us the details of your case.
Attorney Introduction: Once you check in with the receptionist, then are seated in the attorney’s office, you can tell the attorney why you are visiting and the type of help that you need. It is always helpful if you have some sort of idea of the type of help that you need. This will help us to quickly narrow the focus of the consultation.
Detailed Timeline: The attorney will ask you several questions in order to take down a detailed timeline of your case. Depending on your case, she might go even further back to your parents’ immigration history. This will help us quickly assess any legal issues and rule out any forms of immigration relief.
Document Review: The attorney may quickly review some or all review all of the documentation that you bring (time permitting). Please bring your entire immigration file. It is always helpful to have copies of applications filed with USCIS (you can obtain them from your current attorney), all notices to and from USCIS/ the National Visa Center/ICE/the Department of State, all of your passports, all Immigration Court notices (and any applications). If the attorney would like to keep some of the documentation, upon your permission, she will quickly scan the documentation and return it to you.
Legal Options & Strategy: Once the attorney has a preliminary understanding of your case, she will provide you the various legal options and strategies. She will also provide a legal fee estimate to handle the matter (based on the information you provide). If applicable, she may provide you with a choice of legal fees for different types of services. These options are presented in order to make the legal fees affordable for every client.
Question & Answer: Although your attorney is not your friend, we are there to help you. So it is very important that you feel comfortable with your attorney to be able to ask questions. If you retain us, we are going to be working together for several months. This part of the consultation is for you to have all of your questions answered and all of your concerns addressed. Reading blogs and listening to “friends” cases can actually harm your case. USCIS treats each case on a “case by case” basis. What works for one person, may not work for another. The law one year ago may not be the law that is in place now or one year from now. The consultation is also the proper place for you to dispel any rumors. You are gaining access to an expert in the law and an officer of the Court. Use this valuable time to your advantage.
Consultation Fee Payment: Upon the conclusion of the consultation, you will pay the consultation fee. Preferable payment is via cashier’s check, money order (payable to: Legacy Immigration), and cash. In limited circumstances, personal checks are accepted as well as credit cards (4% surcharge applies).
Retaining Us Right After the Consultation: We stand by the quality of our service so much that we never pressure a client to sign a Retainer Agreement; to the contrary we encourage clients to visit other attorneys. Despite our encouragement, every single client that steps into Legacy Immigration hires us as his or her attorney without ever visiting another law firm. Even clients who spoke with us over the phone (and never scheduled a consultation), return months later to retain our law firm. We know that we leave a lasting impression, so we never have to pressure clients.
As we mentioned earlier, every client who visits our firm retains us; 99% of our consults actually decide to retain us at the end of the consultation. In lieu of paying the consult fee, they pay a legal fee installment towards the Retainer Agreement. As a “thank you” for retaining us the same day, we waive the consultation fee.
She is very active on her work. What she did was helped us to file for my in-law’s in a day even though I am in Delaware and she is in Maryland. We spoke over the phone and she helped walk thru and we didn’t even have to go there. Saved us time and money. I would recommend her to everyone. One of the best lawyer out there.
Dawn assisted me getting EB-1 with no flaw along the way. She was always responsive to my emails and phone calls to ease my anxiety for this rather intimidating, unexpected, and difficult process. I chose her as my attorney because she offered to draft all the letters of recommendation, counting more than 10. This was greatly helpful for me to save my time on this laborious task. Dawn is skilled, professional and personable, and thus highly recommended to others.
I reached out to Ms. Sequeira a few weeks before a deadline. She took my case right away, not to mention it was the holiday season. But she worked hard to meet the deadline and my case was approved! I recommend Dawn C. Sequeira to represent you. She is not only professional, but also friendly and very passionate about her job. These are very important qualities for success. The response she prepared on my case was extremely detailed and covered every part of my case.
Dawn did my green card application. She did a good job. Superb service and very professional.
This is the Best Immigration Attorney so far I have known in this Greater DC area. She filed my petition under National Interest Waiver (NIW) and it was approved within 6 months and she handled every steps with great sincerity and urgency. I would highly recommend this Attorney for any Immigration related matters. Thank You So Much DAWN.
Legacy Immigration has helped me get off the removal proceedings that was filed on my name for overstaying my H1B visa for few months. The attorney Dawn S. was very helpful, reliable, and professional in all her dealings. Being in “removal” is never fun! At times I would be upset, unsure of my future, but the attorney at this firm knew the laws so well, she was sure my case could be terminated. She did a really good job at my PD, in less than five months I was off the removal! What I liked most is that I could depend on my attorney and have peace of mind. I had really bad experiences with my previous attorney, and because they were incompetent, I had to suffer. You may find someone willing to get the job done in less money but in the end it will cost you more for not hiring the right attorney. So save yourself the stress and get yourself someone dependable. Dawn is the best at what she does!
Legacy Immigration offers excellent and fast service. They kept me posted with updates several times a week. We were able to file in less than 2 weeks! Best attorney service we dealt with so far.
Dawn worked on getting a green card for my mother. Dawn was very communicative, knowledgeable and effective during the whole process. I would definitely recommend her to anyone who wants an immigration attorney.
Trust me! Dawn can help in every immigration process. She is very helpful and prompt to her duty. Making impossible things possible are her qualities.
I have known Dawn over a period of 7 years, and she is an incredible individual. Words cannot even begin to express our gratitude for her work. Not only has she been there for me professionally, she has also become a part of our family. Her diligence and prompt attention to all my matters really gave me peace of mind during the entire process. With the complex nature of my case, Dawn showed no hesitation and was able to quickly develop solutions. I am very grateful and thankful that I have the opportunity to meet such a wonderful person. I would highly recommend Dawn to anyone. She is very personable and an excellent professional.
Dawn prepared an application for an H-1B visa for a person I am looking to hire. While the lottery hurdle remains [and is stacked against small specialty businesses looking to hire one person whose skills are unique and not found in the states], Dawn was impeccable in her attention to all the details and preparing the documentation in anticipation that we get beyond the hurdle. She was very attentive to my questions and making sure that I was kept informed every step of the way. She also reviewed my candidate to see if there were other viable options for obtaining a visa. In other words, Dawn is thorough, thoughtful, organized, professional and compassionate. Personal service in what often is a boilerplate world! Success is in the details, and Dawn has them covered as if it was her life at stake.
I just want to give a big wrap to Dawn Chere Sequeira from Legacy Immigration LLC I am here in Sydney Australia and as a past USA resident with a past somewhat not so clean criminal history no knowing what of any chance I have of ever going back to the USA. Dawn has gone out of her way to reassure me that my past is just that past, Dawn has been on the phone calling me here in Sydney so I wouldn’t rack up my mobile phone bill reassuring me the whole time by calling people on my behalf over there in the USA finding out information that I will need to do from here in Australia to get the ball rolling for me to go back to the states Dawn is a champion at her game who is very personal who listens understands and very compassionate also extreamly knowledgable whilst being very professional and a true blessing in this kind of work. Here in Australia we have very very few us immigration lawyers who don’t really tell you anything while the prices they charge is just pure theft I highly recommend Dawn at Legacy immigration LLC to anyone there in the USA or like me on the otherside of the world that has problems getting entry clearing into the USA THANK YOU SO MUCH DAWN YOU ARE BLOODY TERRIFIC
Dawn is a fantastic person and high-class professional. She guided us through the difficult process of getting our work visas in USA. She cares for every single person and is truly dedicated to every case she works for. Dawn always has a plan B and very sharp and forward thinking mind to solve any problems which might occur. She is creative and she always has good ideas what to do in each situation. She put a lot of effort in our case and every minute I felt that she really cares. Dawn was very patient with us to explain all details and made us feel safe about a result. I highly recommend her to anyone. She is a right person in a right place. Thank you, Dawn, for everything!
Great Lawyer, she took the time to explain the situation in detail and looked for solutions right away. I highly recommend her.
Dawn is an excellent lawyer. She is detail oriented, cares about her clients and their cases and is worth her fees. She will study your case, look for a solution and prepare an excellent response, or like she says “a work of art, legally speaking “, I highly recommend Dawn Sequeira.