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

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Deferred Action Lawyer: Common Questions

Despite the wealth of information out there, there is still some confusion as to the meaning of Deferred Action and procedural requirements. Here is a sampling of some common questions fielded by our office:

Is there a deadline to file? No, there is no stated deadline to submit the I-821D request for consideration of deferred action as a childhood arrival. Interested people still might want to file sooner rather than later, though, in the event that there is an administration change and the program is discontinued. People already "in the pipeline" stand a better of chance of being grandfathered in the event that changes are made or policies reversed.

What is the total filing fee? The total filing fee to submit a Deferred Action Request is $465. The base fee for Form I-765, which must be submitted along with the I-821D and I-765 Worksheet, is $380 plus the biometric fee (fingerprints) of $85. Individuals may apply for an exemption from the filing fee, but must satisfy the criteria laid out in the instructions.

Will I be able to get a driver's license if I am granted Deferred Action? It all depends on what state you live in and what the requirements of your respective state's Division of Motor Vehicles. In New Jersey, applicants must meet a six point ID verification process. As of this moment, we still need clarification from NJ Motor Vehicle Commission as to how many points proof of Deferred Status will be assigned.

What if I am denied? Then what? USCIS has publicly stated that information disclosed during the application process will generally not be shared with ICE, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. However, according to the 2011 November Memo regarding issuance of Notices to Appear for Referral to Immigration Court, individuals with findings of fraud in their record, as well as those who have been convicted of deportable offenses, are vulnerable. Anybody with any type of arrest or run-in with the law should consult with immigration counsel first before rushing to file.

Is this the DREAM Act? No, this is not. This program does not grant or confer permanent residence. It provides that individuals granted deferred status will be protected from removal. It is an extension of Prosecutorial Discretion to a discrete class of individuals who warrant deferral.

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
    • Nationally Recognized | Newsweek Nationwide Showcase | Top Attorneys 2013
    • New Jersey Chapter | American Immigration Lawyers Association | Angie Garasia | Chapter Chair 2015-2016
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190 State Route 27
Edison, NJ 08820

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