About Paris LeeMr. Lee practices Immigration and Nationality Law with a special emphasis on US Citizenship and Naturalization, Family Based Immigration, Deportation and Removal Defense, and Prosecutorial Discretion/Deferred Action Requests. Mr. Lee was graduated from Yale University with a degree in English and received his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers School of Law in Newark. He is the founding partner of Lee and Garasia, LLC, based in Edison, New Jersey, and has over 17 years of experience handling diverse and complex immigration related matters as well as criminal defense matters within New Jersey's municipal courts. He presently serves on the Executive Board of the Immigration and Naturalization Section of the New Jersey State Bar Association, and also co-chairs the Immigration Law Committee of the Middlesex County Bar Association.
Directory Practice Areas
- Immigration Law
- Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
- Flat Fees for Most Cases; payment plans.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|Rutgers School of Law - Newark - Rutgers University-Newark||J.D.|
|Featured in Top Nationwide Attorneys Showcase, Newsweek|
|Named to Ten Leaders in Immigration Law, Ten Leaders Cooperative|
|Featured as a Leader in Immigration Law, TIME Magazine|
|Member, American Immigration Lawyers Association|
|Co-Chair, Immigration Committee, Middlesex County Bar Association|
|Member, New Jersey Criminal Defense Lawyers Association|
|Executive Board, Chair-Elect, Immigration & Naturalization Section, New Jersey State Bar Association|
|Member, Federal Bar Association|
|Member, Union County Bar Association|
|Member, Ocean County Bar Association|
|Member, National Immigration Project|
|Member, Monmouth County Bar Association|
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Q. I'm trying to petition my father and it requires me to provide my birth certificate and my parents marriage certificate.
A: Which one is the correct date? Why is there a discrepancy? You should consult with an attorney to discuss these issues so that your options can be explored.
Q. I am on cr1 visa, it is going to expire on march 6,2014 and we were staying together for 1 year 6 months. He had filed
A: It sounds like you may need to file a waiver to lift the conditions on your permanent residence. However, your question is not entirely clear. I would recommend that you seek an in-depth consultation with an attorney to explore the issues.
Q. Son accused of endangering welfare of minor. plea bargained will be deported . if he appeals will he lose plea bargain?
A: What were the terms of the plea bargain? What does he intend on appealing? Your question, unfortunately, requires more specific facts. This is a highly sensitive subject that may require research. I recommend consulting with an attorney for an in-depth consultation.
Q. How to proceed after death of husband?
A: How long does she intend on staying in Europe? Assuming that she has a permanent green card, there may be other alternatives than returning or surrendering her green card. As far as the survivor's pension and tax issues, you need to consult with an appropriate attorney who specializes in that field.
Q. What is the process so that I can have my boyfriend, who is in DR, come to US. I am a U.S. citizen.
A: What is the nature of your relationship? Are you considering marriage? You may be able to file for him as a fiancé or as a spouse. You should consult with an attorney to clarify what can and cannot be done.
Q. Will someone who overstayed their visit by a few weeks on a 10 year tourist visa have problems reentering the US?
A: Most likely, yes, unfortunately. Even overstaying your visit by a few days can potentially cause problems and invalidate the visa. What were the circumstances?
Q. If a K1 approved visa expires, can you renew it or get an extension before it does expire?
A: If you entered as a fiance on a K-1, you are expected to marry your US sponsor within 90 days. Have you done so?
Q. My husband is under removal proceedings from USA... what are his chances to stay ???
A: Your husband should have received a Notice to Appear which specifies the grounds upon which the Department of Homeland Security is seeking to remove him. If you have it, what is the government alleging?
Q. My boyfriend came here on a touring visa and stayed. He wants to become a citizen.
A: Before he can become a citizen, both of you first have to determine whether is he potentially eligible to first become a lawful permanent resident of the United States. You need to provide more information. You also need to clarify how and under what circumstances he entered the country twelve years ago.
Articles & Publications
Facing Immigration Problems? Helpful Answers to Common Immigration Problems
Deferred Action Program from DREAMERS
Breaking the Immigration Impasse
Asbury Park Press
WEBSITES & BLOGS
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How To Change The Name On My Green Card (And Maybe Avoid Problems with NJ DMV) http://ow.ly/2JhS5p— Paris Lee (@LeeandGarasia) June 30, 2014
The Crime of Harassment in New Jersey and Immigration Consequences http://ow.ly/2IZYWM— Paris Lee (@LeeandGarasia) June 26, 2014
Are There Immigration Consequences to New Jersey 2C:33-2.1 Wandering for Drugs? http://ow.ly/2IwmYT— Paris Lee (@LeeandGarasia) June 19, 2014
New Jersey DACA Lawyer Tips for Renewal - The new form to renew Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (otherwise ... http://ow.ly/2IiFwP— Paris Lee (@LeeandGarasia) June 16, 2014
The 10 Years Immigration Law: Truth vs. Reality - The number 10 seems to be a momentous number that carries a lot ... http://ow.ly/2I5L4U— Paris Lee (@LeeandGarasia) June 12, 2014