Lee & Garasia, LLC
  • Tel: 732-516-1717
  • Toll free: 888-404-5876
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

  • "Lee & Garasia stand for accountability and responsibility. They are reliable, honest and are always constructively looking for a solution.. A big thanks :)" Read More

DAPA and Expanded DACA Still on Hold Due To Supreme Court Ruling

With the Supreme Court deadlocked over United States v. Texas, the lower appeals court ruling upholding an injunction against DAPA and Expanded DACA remains in place. The decision, unfortunately, effectively stymies any progress on immigration for the duration of the Obama administration, leaving millions of undocumented aliens frustrated and disappointed. While the ruling is disheartening, it is important to place it within its proper context. Especially for those affected by it, it is important to understand what the decision means and does not mean.

For one thing, the decision affects only the DAPA and Expanded DACA Executive Actions. The original DACA program remains intact and unaffected. Furthermore, as President Obama addressed during his public response to the decision, it does not alter the current Enforcement Memo that is currently in effect. This is important because the 2014 memo, titled "Policies for the Apprehension, Detention, and Removal of Undocumented Immigrants," lays out whom enforcement efforts should be directed against. Fortunately, the vast majority of people who would have benefited from DAPA and Expanded DACA are the same group of people that would not be considered priorities for removal. So while the decision frustrates the ability of these people to affirmatively apply for protection from removal, it does not necessarily expose or make them into greater targets for apprehension.

What options remain?

For those who still wish to file affirmative applications with the government to fix their status, there may still be some options available. For some, the provisional waiver process may need to be reconsidered. Notwithstanding the decision, the I-601A program is an administrative regulation that remains fully in effect, and there may be changes in the future that may broaden the classes of people who may eligible to apply. Others who have outstanding removal orders may need to evaluate the viability of reopening their cases to seek relief. Still, many others, if they have not already, may need to file Freedom of Information Act Requests to obtain copies of their immigration file so that they can consider their options.

While this development is profoundly disheartening, it does not necessarily mean the death toll of immigration reform. Certainly, the next President as well as the eventual appointment of a Ninth Supreme Court Justice will have a tremendous impact on immigration and determine the course of reform for the next decade.

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information

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
Email Us For A Response

Start Your Case Evaluation

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Lee & Garasia, LLC
190 State Route 27
Edison, NJ 08820

Map & Directions

icon phone732-516-1717 icon phone888-404-5876