Louisiana Immigration Law Firm

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, it is essential that your lawyer is someone you can trust.

Having handled thousands of immigration cases over the years, our Louisiana immigration attorney has the experience, passion, and skill to take on even the most complex cases. When you hire us, we make it a point to form a trusting, open relationship with you, because we believe this increases your chances success.

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 serve Baton Rouge, Beaumont & Lake Charles, LA.

About Our Firm

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, Ashley genuinely cares about your success.

  • Se Habla Espanol
  • We Handle Your Case From Start to Finish
  • Large Firm Knowledge, Small Firm Feel
  • We Have Experience With Both H-2A & H-2B Visas

Awards

  • Louisiana State Bar Association
  • Top Lawyers of
  • Super Lawyers
  • State Bar of Texas
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Areas of Practice

Louisiana's Premier Immigration Law Firm

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 Enforcement 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 notice 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.

Helping Our Clients Enter
The Next Chapter of Their Lives

  • Thank you all for aiding us in finally having a stress-free life.

    “We we're very nervous about driving 3 hours just to get an attorney but upon arrival we immediately felt comfortable. The estimated process time given to us from this office was 6-9 months and we finished everything before the 9 months which was amazing. Thanks to Ashley, Josue, Maria and Karen we succeeded in getting my husband's Green Card. Our family can finally live in peace knowing we will not he separated. We have felt like these people became part of our family. Nothing about this felt like an attorney on client relationship, everything was personal and very professional and we could not have asked for a better experience. We will definitely be hiring Ashley again for the removal of conditions for my husband and hopefully my husband decides to do his citizenship so we can again, hire Ashley. Thank you all for aiding us in finally having a stress-free life. God Bless you all! Muchas Gracias por todo. --*The Terrazas family. *Case involved an I-130 + I-485 Adjustment of Status. ”

  • You Continue To Do a Remarkable Job

    “"Ashley that is definitely great news. You continue to do a remarkable job. Thanks." *Case involved representation before DOL and USCIS for an I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker. ”

  • I Don't Know Where We Would Be Without Your Guidance

    “"Claire got her 10 year card in the mail Wednesday 11/27. Needless to say she is very excited and happy. Me too! We could not have accomplished this without you. Claire and I cannot say thank you enough. Please thank everyone in your office, especially Karen, for us. I don't know where we would be without your professional guidance. It has been a pleasure working with you and your staff. If there is anything we still need to do please let us know. Also, know this. If anyone ever says they are in need of immigration assistance within earshot of me, I will immediately and enthusiastically give them your name." *Case involved a Naturalization process for his wife. ”

  • Thank you so much for your good job and being always on time

    “"Thank you so much for your good job and being always on time." *Case involved representation before DOL and USCIS for an I-129 Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker. ”

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 immigration 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 in Baton Rouge, Beaumont & Lake Charles, LA.

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Ashley Foret Dees, LLC

517 Broad Street
Lake Charles, LA 70601

Phone: (337) 214-0670

Regular Hours
  • Monday - Friday 7:00am - 5:00pm
  • Saturday & Sunday Closed

Lake Charles and surrounding areas.