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Immigration

Lee Law Firm has counseled clients on all types of immigration matters, from visa and green card applications to complex deportation proceedings. We belong to the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the premier legal organization in the nation for serious immigration law practitioners.

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VISAS AND GREEN CARDS

We handle all types of immigrant and temporary visa applications, including H1B, F-1, L-1, J-1, R-1, O-1, K-1, U, T, EB-1, EB-2, EB-3, EB-4, EB-5. Each application will be carefully reviewed by a knowledgeable attorney before submission, to minimize the chances of delay or denial.

DEPORTATION DEFENSE

We specialize in representing clients in deportation (“removal”) proceedings in immigration court. Lee Law Firm has successfully fought the deportation of countless clients through various forms of relief including Asylum, Cancellation of Removal, Adjustment of Status, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), stay of removal, motion to reopen, motion to reconsider, BIA appeal, and Federal Circuit Appeal.

SUCCESSFUL CASES

  • Client released from immigration detention after a successful Motion to Reopen to the Board of Immigration Appeals.
  • Client wins motion to reopen after being told by various attorneys that her case is hopeless.
  • A client was on the verge of deportation when she retained Jae Lee. He submitted a last minute stay of deportation which was granted. The client was turned back one hour before she was boarded on the plane to be deported.
  • Successful K-1 fiancee visa petition granted.
  • Successful adjustment of status petition for client married to US Citizen.

How do I obtain a green card?

There are several ways to get a “green card” (formally known as Lawful Permanent Resident status). If any of the below statements apply to you, then you may be eligible:

  • I have a relative (spouse, parent, child, sibling) who is a U.S. citizen or green card holder.
  • I have a job offer from a U.S. company who is willing to sponsor me.
  • I am from a country that is eligible under the “green card lottery.”
  • I am willing to invest at least $500,000 in a U.S. business.

How do I become a U.S. citizen?

A person can be a U.S. citizen by birth, or by naturalization. Any person born on U.S. soil, regardless of the parents’ immigration status, are automatically U.S. citizens, and persons born to U.S. citizen parents abroad are a naturalized citizen by holding a green card for five years and then applying for citizenship. This five year waiting period can be shorter or longer depending on the case. All candidates for U.S. citizenship must show proficiency in the English language, pass a civics test, and swear an oath of allegiance to the United States.

I’ve been arrested and I’m not a U.S. citizen. Will immigration find out?

In most cases, yes. If you are not a citizen, you must be extremely careful about how your criminal charges are handled. Failure to do so can lead to deportation, inadmissibility, and loss of eligibility for a green card or citizenship. The U.S. government has been especially unforgiving in recent years, deporting a record number of immigrants charged with even minor, non-violent crimes. If you find yourself in this situation, you must get advice on immigration law as well as criminal law. We are one of the few firms that can provide comprehensive representation in both areas.

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    S. T.Actual Client
  • Mr. Lee paid attention to the details in my case like no other attorneys. He gave me the much-needed peace of mind at a stressful time. He is very knowledgeable. I never had a doubt that we would win and we did!
    W. W.Former Client, Civil Lawsuit
  • Jae consistently takes pride in going above and beyond what is asked of him to bring about the best results for his clients.
    J. Y.Former Colleague
  • One of the premiere criminal and immigration attorneys in the business. Jae Lee would be my first recommendation for any client I encountered with a legal problem of that nature. Quite simply, he is among the best I have ever encountered.
    MARYANN SASAKI, ESQ.Business and Family Lawyer, Columbia, A.B., Harvard Law School, J.D.