A native of Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, Lindsey became interested in immigration law when she started volunteering at La Comunidad Hispana while still in high school. After living and studying in Xalapa, Veracruz, Mexico, Lindsey became fluent in Spanish and knew that her calling would be to serve the immigrant community in the United States. In 2003, Lindsey graduated with degrees in Political Science and Spanish from Haverford College. Lindsey then worked with the Pennsylvania Migrant Education Program for 4 years where she provided supplemental education to the children of migrant farm workers in Chester County, Pennsylvania. As a Student Support Specialist, she advocated for and guided migrant children and their families through American educational and legal systems, including truancy court. She designed, implemented and supervised academic and character education programs, including a gang prevention soccer team and career exploration program for pre-teen Latino boys which now has 800 members. She administrated and taught parent workshops for over 100 families and directed a summer program for over 300 students in the Kennett Consolidated School District. She was awarded the 2006 Outstanding Service Award by the Chester County Intermediate Unit.
While in law school at Rutgers University School of Law-Newark, Lindsey received multiple fellowships including a Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship which funded her to work with Friends of Farmworkers, Inc. in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. There, she provided legal outreach in Spanish to indigent farm workers across Pennsylvania regarding their legal rights as employees. Lindsey also provided immigration legal services to the immigrant communities of Newark, New Jersey with American Friends Service Committee.
From 2007 to 2009, Lindsey worked with a private Immigration and Nationality Law firm in Elizabeth, New Jersey where she performed extensive legal research and drafted briefs and motions to the EOIR and the BIA. She worked closely with individual clients and prepared applications and supporting documentation for Adjustment of Status, Removal of Conditions of Permanent Residency, Cancellation of Removal, Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) Self-Petitions, U Visa Petitions, Asylum and Withholding of Removal, Temporary Protected Status, Naturalization, Employment Authorization, Advance Parole/Travel Document, and various types of Inadmissibility Waivers. Fluent in Spanish, she performed interpretation for clients at USCIS Asylum Office in Lyndhurst, NJ and translated of documents from Spanish to English. Attorney Lindsey has been licensed to practice law in the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey since 2009. She returned to practice in Pennsylvania in 2010 when she expanded upon her already extensive immigration law experience with Nationalities Service Center and Murphy Law Firm, PC, both in the greater Philadelphia region.
In February 2014, Lindsey opened her own private practice in Avondale, Pennsylvania. Then in August 2014, she united with Anna Paciorek to form Sweet & Paciorek, LLC, where she manages the Avondale office and continues to focus exclusively on Immigration and Nationality Law. Lindsey serves as American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) Immigration and Customs Enforcement Liaison Co-Chair for the Philadelphia Chapter of AILA. She volunteers annually as Supervising Attorney for the AILA Pro Bono Citizenship Day at the Chester County, Pennsylvania location. Lindsey frequently gives talks and workshops on immigration-related topics of interest to Spanish speaking communities and the social service agencies that serve them in Southern Chester County Pennsylvania and northern Delaware. She is very involved in the community in and around her Avondale office, actively serving on the Board of the Joseph and Sarah Carter Community Development Corporation in Kennett Square. Together with local Latino artists, she opened a Latino Art Gallery inside the Avondale office of Sweet & Paciorek, LLC highlighting the collection of a different talented local Latino artist every three months.
Languages spoken: Spanish, English
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|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Philip J. Levin Scholar||Philip J. Levin Fund||2008|
|Peggy Browning Fellow||Peggy Browning Fund||2007|
|Outstanding Service Award||Chester County Intermediate Unit||2006|
|Attorney / Owner||Sweet & Paciorek, LLC||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Lindsey E. Sweet, Esq.||2014 - 2014|
|Attorney||Nationalities Service Center||2010 - 2010|
|Attorney||Murphy Law Firm, PC||2010 - 2014|
|Law Clerk||Sodette K-M Plunkett, P.C.||2007 - 2009|
|Student Support Specialist||Chester County Intermediate Unit||2003 - 2006|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Chester County Bar Association||N/A||2012 - Present|
|Historic East Linden Street Project||Board Member||2012 - Present|
|YoungMoms, a division of The Garage||Advisory Board Member||2012 - Present|
|American Immigration Lawyers Association||N/A||2010 - Present|
|Pennsylvania Bar Association||N/A||2009 - Present|
|Long-awaited Green Card||Green Card Granted|
|Green Card for DACA||Green Card Granted|
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|Rutgers, State University of New Jersey School of Law - Newark||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|Haverford College||Political Science||Other - Bachelors||2003|