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Immigration Attorney in Louisiana

Solutions to Help You Achieve Your Immigration Dreams

At Ashley Foret Dees, LLC, our team is committed to providing creative and effective solutions to help individuals and families reach their immigration goals. Because immigration can be a complicated field to navigate through, it is essential that you can trust the lawyer you work with. Having handled thousands of immigration cases over the years, our Louisiana immigration attorney has the experience, passion, and skills to take on even the most complex cases. When an individual hires us, we make it a point to form a trusting, open relationship with them, because we believe it increases the chances of our client suceeding. By providing the attention and care of a small firm paired with the resources and experience of a large firm, you can rest-assured that your case will be in good hands, should you choose to hire us. We also have an office in Houston.

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At the firm, Ashley assists individuals, families, and employers with a wide range of immigration-related matters. As founder and chair member of the Louisiana State Bar Association of Immigration Law, she has the skills, resources, and experience to handle immigration cases ranging in type and complexity. Genuinely passionate about helping clients achieve their goals, you can be confident that the attorney working for you truly cares about your success, if you hire Ashley.

Why Hire Our Firm

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  • Louisiana Native Attorneys
  • We Handle Your Case From Start to Finish
  • Large Firm Knowledge, Small Firm Feel
  • Founder & Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association Immigration Law Section

Immigration FAQs

What is considered by the USCIS when granting an individual immigration status?

There are a number of factors taken into consideration by the USCIS when granting an individual's immigration status. This includes if the applicant has an immediate relative who is a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident, or if they have an opportunity for permanent employment in the U.S., and if that opportunity fits within the five eligible employment categories. This also includes whether the applicant will be making a capital investment in the U.S. that meets certain dollar thresholds, and if that investment will create or save a certain number of jobs. Additionally, if the applicant fears persecution based on their race, religion, political view, or membership with a certain group of their country, they may qualify for refugee status.

What does the deportation process entail?

Deportation begins when The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcment issues a Notice to Appear, which includes the reason why the individual should be deported. This notice is served to the individual and filed with the immigration court. A hearing will be scheduled, and a judge will determine if the information in the noitice is valid, and the individual will be deported if it is. Deportation occurs when an individual is suspected to have violated certain immigration or criminal laws. Usually when an individual is deported, they will be prohibited from coming back to the U.S.

Can deportation be appealed?

Yes, but the individual will only have 30 days to appeal the deportation. They must appeal the deportation to the Board of Immigration, who can then make their decision, and if they decide against the individual, the alien can then appeal their matter to the U.S. Court of Appeals. If the Court of Appeals decides against the individual as well, they can then present their appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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*These cases involved representation before DOL and USCIS for an I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker.

  • “thank you so much for your good job and being always on time.”

    - DC

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    - R. R.

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Protecting Your Rights from Start to Finish

Facing ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) can be intimidating, however, there are laws in place to ensure your rights are protected. ICE cannot come into your home without a signed warrant. You have the right to remain silent, because anything you say could be used against you. If ICE tries to get you to sign anything, do not comply. You should, however; document everything that happened, and work with an attorney to fight back if your rights were violated.

With thousands of cases under our belts, we are not afraid to fight the ICE to restore justice on behalf of our clients. We understand that no two cases are exactly alike, and we constantly look for ways to perform better and ensure each client receives the individualized attention they deserve. We want to build trust with the clients we work with, so they can feel comfortable and confident when his or her case is in our hands. No matter how complex your situation may seem, you do not have to work through it on your own. We are here to provide you with the supportive and helpful counsel from start to finish.

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