Lee & Garasia, LLC
Tel: 732-516-1717
Toll Free: 888-404-5876
Experience, Accessibility, and Excellence
for Over 20 Years
“When it comes to immigration, I go to Paris and Angie–and trust me, I know a lot of lawyers all over the world.”–Renzo Gracie, Brazilian Jiujitsu and MMA Legend 
Read More
“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 immigration 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

New Jersey Immigration Judge Halts Deportation of Gay Husband

| May 19, 2011 | Immigration Reform

An immigration judge in Newark recently suspended the deportation of a Venezuelan man who is married to an American man after intervention from the federal government, The New York Times reports.New Jersey Immigration lawyers work to explore every avenue to keep you in the United States legally. Every case is unique and although it can be a scary prospect to have government authorities telling you they want you to leave your home, family and business, you can fight it. Immigration laws are constantly changing and with new politicians often comes hope for changes that will improve the chances of immigrants staying in the country legally.Henry Velandia, a Venezuelan dancer, was legally married last year in Connecticut to Josh Vandiver, a Princeton graduate student. But under the Defense of Marriage Act, immigration authorities don’t recognize same-sex marriages in immigration proceedings.The break for Velandia came when U.S. Attorney General Eric Hold Jr. intervened in an unrelated case involving a same-sex couple, suspending the deportation of a man to Ireland and sending his case back to the immigration appeals court. In Matter of Dorman, 25 I&N Dec. 485 (A.G. 2011), the Attorney General asked the court to consider several possible grounds on which the Irishman might qualify for legal residency.Based on that case, Judge Alberto J. Riefkohl in Newark postponed Velandia’s deportation until the end of the year so he can allow the attorney general and appeals court to determine whether a gay partner will be eligible under some circumstances for residency. The Obama administration has said the Defense of Marriage Act discriminates against gay people.This is a big development for same-sex partners who are battling in immigration court. While the news doesn’t mean all New Jersey immigrants who marry a U.S. citizen of the same gender will have an automatic path to citizenship, it is a step in the right direction.Immigration law is complicated and requires more than filling out stacks of paperwork. Green card applicants in New Jersey must appear for an interview and that requires important preparation. Middlesex immigration attorneys will not only help you prepare for your interview, but be there with you during the interview, perhaps the most crucial step of the process.The New Jersey immigration attorneys at Lee & Garasia, Attorneys at Law, help individuals throughout New Jersey, including Union, Monmouth, Middlesex, Essex and Bergen counties. Call 732-516-1717 for a confidential appointment to discuss your rights.

Findlaw Network