Lee & Garasia, LLC
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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 
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“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!”
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“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.”
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“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.”
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“Lee & Garasia stand for accountability and responsibility. They are reliable, honest and are always constructively looking for a solution. A big thanks :)”
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US Citizenship

For the average layperson, the laws applicable to U.S. Citizenship are perhaps some of the most arcane and intricate of all immigration and nationality law. Part of the confusion stems from the fact that there are actually four ways an individual may become a United States Citizen: 1) by Birth in the US; 2) through Naturalization; 3) Acquisition through Birth to U.S. Citizen Parents; and 4) Automatic Derivation Through Naturalization of Parent(s). While most people will generally apply to become naturalized citizens by filing the N-400 application, there are a number of people who may already be citizens by law without realizing it. This may be especially important for those who find themselves in jeopardy of being removed from the United States. If an individual either acquired citizenship at birth or derived citizenship through his/her parents, that person is not subject to removal or deportability.

The process of naturalization is more than just completing a form. With a few exceptions, most applicants will be required to appear for an examination at the local district office where they will be tested on both their ability to speak, write, and understand English, as well as their knowledge of American history and civics. Additionally, the adjudicating officer will also be reviewing the applicant’s good moral character and physical presence during the last five years (or three, if applying under three years marriage to a U.S. citizen). Commission of crimes as well as long trips outside the United States may not only disqualify a person for naturalization but in some cases, render the person vulnerable to deportation proceedings. Furthermore, there are physical residence, continuity of residence, as well as procedural timing issues that all need to be considered before filing an application.

Our office concentrates a considerable portion of our practice to representing people in these types of matters. We will meet with you, help you to determine your eligibility, and of course, professionally prepare all the necessary forms (N-400 or N-600) with USCIS. Additionally, an attorney from our office can accompany and represent you at your interview to ensure that things go smoothly, and that any legal issues that need to be addressed are properly dealt with.

Before coming in for an appointment, we suggest that you gather the following materials and information:

  1. Date of Permanent Residence
  2. Green Card, Passports, Travel Documents, and Re-entry permits
  3. List of all trips outside the United States (including trips to Canada and Mexico)
  4. Information relating to any criminal arrests, charges or convictions, even if expunged. Please try to secure Certified Dispositions and Judgment of Convictions.

With the above information, our office will be better able to ensure that you get the most of out of your visit. Contact our law office by calling 732-516-1717 or 888-404-5876.