deSeguin Immigration Law llc

“The bosom of America is open to receive not only the Opulent and respected Stranger, but the oppressed and persecuted of all Nations and Religions; whom we shall welcome to a participation of all our rights and privileges…”
          George Washington

About Immigration Attorney Suzan deSeguin:

Ms Suzan deSeguin graduated from University of Adelaide (South Australia) with a law degree in  1991 (1st year completed at University of California, Berkeley,  Boalt Hall Law School).   Ms deSeguin is admitted to the Colorado Supreme Court,  the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Tax Court.

Suzan began practicing immigration law in 1993  after interning at the non-profit Justice Information Center in Denver Colorado.  She worked as a solo practioner until 2009.  In 2009, she formed a partnership with two other immigration practitioners and continued with the partnership through 2017, when she returned to solo practice with her own firm,  DeSeguin Immigration Law llc. 

Suzan is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has served on the Asylum Committee as member and chairperson.

Suzan is speaks French and English.

Ms Suzan deSeguin graduated from  College of Idaho with BS in 1977; Stanford University with a BS  in Chemical Engineering in 1977;  Cornell University, with a graduate degree in Chemical Engineering in 1983; University of Adelaide (South Australia) with a law degree in  1991 (1st year completed at University of California, Berkeley,  Boalt Hall Law School).  She studied French at the Alliance Francaise in Paris and at the Sorbonne.  Ms deSeguin is admitted to the Colorado Supreme Court,  the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, and Tax Court.

From 1982-1984, Suzan deSeguin lived in Zurich, Switzerland with an employment visa,  where she worked as a research assistant at the the ETH (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology), and was the co-author of four research publications (under her maiden name, S. K. Miller):

  • Adsorption on catalyst surfaces studied by enhanced Raman scattering. Wokaun, A.; Baiker, A.; Miller, S. K.; Fluhr, W. The Journal of Physical Chemistry vol. 89 issue 10 1985. p. 1910-1914
  • Raman characterization of catalysts. Wokaun, A.; Baiker, A.; Fluhr, W.; Meier, M.; Miller, S. K. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures vol. 3 issue 5 September 1985. p. 1397-1403
  • Surface-enhanced Raman scattering and the preparation of copper substrates for catalytic studies. Suzan K. Miller,   Alfons Baiker,   Markus Meier and   Alexander Wokaun.  J. Chem. Soc., Faraday Trans. 1, 1984, 80, 1305-1312
  • Fabrication of submicron crossed square wave gratings by dry etching and thermoplastic replication techniques. Lehmann, H. W.; Widmer, R.; Ebnoether, M.; Wokaun, A.; Meier, M.; Miller, S. K. Journal of Vacuum Science & Technology B: Microelectronics and Nanometer Structures vol. 1 issue 4 October 1983. p. 1207-12

From 1984-1988, she lived in Paris, France,  first on a student visa and then with the French equivalent of lawful permanent resident status.  In Paris, she worked in the international taxation section of Peat Marwick Int’l (later KPMG), where she developed a strong foundation in international taxation.

From 1988-1990, Ms deSeguin lived in Adelaide, Australia where, as a foreign student, she completed the law degree she began at Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California Berkeley.

2018 –  Affirmative Iranian asylum case approved based on religious persecution.

2017 – Affirmative Pakistani asylum case approved based on religious persecution.

2013 – Persuaded the Board of Immigration Appeals to invoke its authority to sua sponte re-open a 12 year old removal case for adjustment of status, thereby keeping a family intact.

2013 – I-601A provisional waiver approved with proof of emotional and financial hardship to US citizen spouse.

2012-2013 – DACA applications approved.

2012 – On direct appeal to the Colorado Court of Appeals, won reversal of a first degree murder conviction where defendant had been tried under an involuntary not guilty by reason of insanity plea. Remanded to trial court for new trial. 

2011- Won asylum case before the immigration judge, despite ten year delay in filing.  Overcame one year bar based on trauma related extraordinary circumstances,  using  a psychological evaluation,  coupled with detailed affidavits regarding  applicant’s compromised day-to-day functioning.

2011 – Overcame Notice of Intent to Revoke concerning an adoption petition that had been returned by the consulate.

2011 – Gained “bona fide marriage exception” approval of  I-130 where there was  no financial commingling documentation,  using detailed affidavits from the couple, family members and friends.

2010 – On appeal, won  AAO approval of an I-601 after  denial by  the District Director.

2009 –  Through the consulate in CDJ, Mexico, obtained reopening and approval in about three weeks with an “informal (no fee)”  motion to reopen of a denied pro se I-601.

1998 – Won Utah State Pardon:  Obtained the first Utah Pardon of a homicide conviction since 1913. As there was no relief for this individual under immigration law, only the extraordinary measure of obtaining a pardon could keep this immigrant grandfather with his US citizen sons, daughters and grandchildren. I want to clarify, that I believed that the original 1980 conviction was infirm and that the man should have been acquitted based on self-defense.  As a result of the pardon, deportation proceedings were  terminated.

68 F.3d 484 OKAFOR v. INS 68 F.3d 484 (10th Cir, 1995) Prevailed on 10th Circuit Appeal of  BIA denial of Motion to Reopen for asylum based on changed country conditions. Applicant had previously been denied suspension of deportation. On eventual remand to Immigration Court, we prevailed on both suspension and asylum and the immigration judge gave us our pick.

Suzan deSeguin has felt honored and privileged to work with and for her immigrant clients who have come from many countries and backgrounds.  In her early career, she explored some other areas of law, but found nothing could compare with the rewards of working with immigrants and their families and assisting them in securing their dreams, as they confronted complex  immigration laws and processes. 

Immigration attorney, Suzan deSeguin,  believes in being honest with you about the strengths and weaknesses of your case and in providing you with the information needed to make important choices concerning your future.   Once  you  have made an informed choice, attorney Suzan deSeguin will work with you  and, when necessary, fight beside you, to help you reach your goals.   

Experienced immigration lawyer

Suzan deSeguin has been practicing immigration law since 1994 and focuses exclusively on immigration cases.

Attention to detail

Thorough case preparation, with attention to detail, is fundamental for the success I strive to give my clients.

Handles your case personally

You will meet directly with Suzan deSeguin who will handle all aspects of your case personally.

Respects you, the client

Suzan deSeguin has felt honored to help her clients from around the world achieve their immigration goals.

Who is a client?  

  • The client is the most important visitor on our premises. 
  • He or she is not dependent on us, but we are dependent on him or her.
  • Clients are not an interruption of our work, but the purpose of our work.  
  • We are not doing clients a favor by serving them.  Clients are doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so.