Lee & Garasia, LLC
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Experience, Accessibility, and Excellence for Over 20 Years
  • "Lee and Garasia are excellent lawyers, punctual and professional. They are dedicated to going above and beyond the usual level of service to meet your client's needs. Their staff is very knowledgeable, friendly and polite. I would highly... recommend this firm to anyone." Read More

  • "I would definitely recommend Mr.Lee and Garasia as an immigration attorney because they did a great job with my case i.e. of Adjustment of Status (i-485). Mr. Lee helped us in each and every detailed information and prepared to the best of it. It was all well done and would like to appreciate." Read More

  • "I would like to thank my lawyer Mr Lee & Garasia and the staff for all immense help and patience throughout this entire process, I really appreciate your constant attention to my case, as well to my questions and my concerns. You've really made this process much more comprehensive to me, which I greatly appreciate." Read More

  • "Mr. Lee and Ms. Garasia did a great job with my renewal of my permanent residence application. They help prepare the paperwork with such a great attention to details and accuracy. I will recommend the law firm every time." Read More

  • "Mr. Lee did a great job with the renewal of my permanent residence application. My case was very time sensitive and they worked really fast on my case with great detail and accuracy. I will recommend the law firm every time." Read More

  • "I would recommend Attorney Paris Lee for anybody who needs immigration consultation. Mr. Lee is THE lawyer who respects and cares clients. Mr. Lee is professional and honest. Bottom line, preparation for the results and NO BS!" Read More

  • "Stalin - Lee did a wonderful job, Got my wife her visa in one year. He is extremely helpful and knowledgeable. I would highly recommend him for all your immigration needs." Read More

  • "Hello. I appoint him as my immigration lawyer and that way he solved my cases was truly amazing. He was so honest and knowledgeable for his work.He solved my all family imigration issues and because of his effort we were able to get done our immigration work done successful. Thank you lee and garasia." Read More

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Imagine Arizona's Immigration Law in New York or New Jersey

Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled on the controversial Arizona law SB1070. The 5-3 ruling was a generally positive one: out of the four provisions that were challenged by the Obama Administration as being pre-empted by federal immigration law, the High Court agreed and struck down three of them. The three sections that were enjoined were Sections 3, 5(C), and 6. Section 3 criminalized failure to carry "registration" papers or proof of legal status; Section 5 would have penalized immigrants who worked without authorization; and Section 6 would have, in effect, given local police broad authority to arrest any immigrant suspected of having committed a "removable" offense. Thankfully, the Court ruled that Arizona overstepped its bounds in trying to regulate and enforce federal immigration laws. Unfortunately, The Supreme Court did not entirely quash this inimical legislation, unwittingly leaving the door open for potential abuse of power. Section 2(B)--the provision which requires local police to investigate the immigration status of an individual during the course of stop or arrest if there is reasonable suspicion to believe that the person is in the United States illegally--survived the Court's analysis, at least for now. The Majority ruled that striking down Section 2(B) was premature in the absence of any empirical evidence demonstrating how the law was being applied. Should the law be abused or result in constitutional violations, the issue could, however, be revisited. We will have to wait and see how the law is actually applied in Arizona, but the specter of racial profiling is a major and very realistic concern for foreign-born residents. Under this statute, even lawful permanent residents and US citizens may be unnecessarily detained and singled out on account of their appearance, since it may not be so readily apparent that they are lawfully here. In the hands of someone with xenophobic tendencies, this could lead to a police state. Can you imagine how this would go over in New York, where there are so many people of color from a variety of cultural backgrounds?! It is hard to even fathom, but this is what immigrants living in Arizona may soon have to undergo....

PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION

    • The National Advocates | Top 100 Lawyers
    • Rated by Super Lawyers | Angie Garasia | 5 Years
    • Avvo Rating 10.0 | Superb
    • Client Distinction Award martindale.com | 2016 Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award
    • New Jersey State Bar Association | Paris Lee Chair - Immigration Section 2015-2016
    • Nationaly Recognized | Newsweek Nationwide Showcase | Top Attorneys 2013
    • New Jersey Chapter | American Immigration Lawyers Association | Angie Garasia | Chapter Chair 2015-2016
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