New Jersey Immigration Deportation and Detention Lawyers
If you are not a United States Citizen and have been arrested and jailed, there is a very real possibility of Immigration placing a hold or "Detainer" on you in order to determine your status and possibly take you into immigration custody, where you will be further detained — even if you have already posted your criminal bail. You may thereafter be served with a Notice to Appear and compelled to appear in Immigration Court where the government will seek to remove you. If you or someone you know is in this type of situation, it is crucial that you have the best legal representation you can afford. In many instances, an "alien" in immigration proceedings has less rights than a criminal defendant. Retaining a tough, smart legal team that knows its way around the courts and knows how to deal with local judges and immigration prosecutors can make an appreciable difference between whether you are deported or allowed to stay.
At Lee & Garasia, LLC, we are exclusively dedicated to the practice of immigration law and New Jersey immigration detention defense. In addition to handling federal immigration cases nationwide, we are located in Edison, New Jersey, which enables us to serve clients throughout the state, whether your case is in Middlesex, Monmouth County, Essex County, Ocean County, or any of the surrounding areas.
Committed and Compassionate Edison Deportation Defense Attorneys
If you have been charged by the government with being unlawfully here, you will need qualified counsel to explore what forms of relief may be available to you. The law is constantly in flux and evolving, and it is important to consult with professionals who keep current with the latest developments and have the background to understand how they affect you. Not every law that you or your friends hear about on the news is "amnesty." On the other hand, there are certain instances in which people who may have fallen out of status may still be eligible to stay here, whether it means applying to adjust status based on a family relationship, applying for a form of relief called cancellation of removal, or some sort of waiver from Immigration. Even if you are not eligible for certain forms of recognized relief, our office may be able persuade the government to exercise "Prosecutorial Discretion" to administratively close your case under the recent guidelines outlined in 2011 by the Morton Memos. President Obama's recent announcement on June 15, 2012, that "DREAMers" (individuals under the age of 30 who entered before the age of 16 and who have been here since June 15, 2007 with clean records) may apply for Deferred Action, is for example a form of Prosecutorial Discretion. Attorney Paris Lee is highly experienced in the complexities of immigration defense and immigration court. If you have a received a Notice to Appear from the Department of Homeland Security, he will thoroughly review your case with you, take the time to explain the process to you so that you understand what is going on, and most importantly, of course, work tirelessly to achieve what both you as the client and he as the counselor have agreed is the best course of action for your case.
In this time of increased enforcement by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), deportation of "illegal" immigrants has reached record highs. Immigration detainers are also becoming more and more frequent. If you or someone you know has been served with a Notice to Appear or has been detained at the Elizabeth Contract Detention Facility, Delaney Hall, or any of the county jails in New Jersey for immigration reasons, we can help. In many cases, we can work with ICE as well as with the Immigration Court to argue for and negotiate your release. No matter how serious your charges are, or how bleak you think your situation is, we will work together to provide the best possible defense.
Immigration Customs Enforcement Defense Lawyers
Our attorneys also provide services for individuals asked to report for secondary or deferred airport inspections. If Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has flagged you and called for a secondary inspection at the airport, we can represent you to ensure that the proper facts and circumstances are being effectively communicated. Having the company of a lawyer to protect your rights can avoid complications or misunderstandings that can lead to Removal or Deportation proceedings.
Contact Lee & Garasia, LLC, Today
We are ready to listen and help. Please contact our firm either online or by calling 732-516-1717 or 888-404-5876. If you are calling after hours on a detainer matter, please leave a message, as voicemail is reviewed periodically for emergencies.