The Law Office of Ashley Foret Dees was damaged by Hurricane Laura in August of 2020, but our office and staff are back up and running now in downtown Lake Charles. As a precaution against Covid-19, we do require masks before entering the building, and we handle our consultations over the phone at this time. Give us a call with any questions.

"Am I Eligible for DACA?"


The "Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals," or DACA, was established by the Obama Administration in 2012 to allow children who were brought to the U.S. at a young age to secure legal status and avoid deportation or removal orders. DACA is still a viable option for man non-citizen residents looking to receive a legal status here in the U.S. and continue to build on their lives here. There are, however, requirements that must be met in order to apply.

DACA requires that the applicant:

  • entered the U.S. before June 15, 2012
  • was physically present in the U.S. on June 15, 2012
  • was less than 16 years of age when they entered the U.S.
  • has continually lived in the U.S. since June 15, 2012
  • have not been convicted of a felony (or a significant misdemeanor)
  • be enrolled in school, a high school graduate, or have been honorably discharged from the Army

All of these criteria need to be documented and proven in the DACA application. Our firm can help you prepare these applications and ensure that a strong case is made for your DACA eligibility.

"Am I Eligible?"

Do you have questions about your eligibility for DACA? If so, we invite you to contact our offices today. Our dedicated team understands that many clients and client families have specific concerns about their eligibility and want to ensure that their application for DACA is as thorough and compelling as possible.

If you're unsure about you DACA eligibility, then Ashley Foret Dees, LLC is ready to speak with you. Our compassionate and knowledgeable Lake Charles immigration lawyers have helped countless individuals, families, and businesses seek and secure legal remedies for immigration issues and we're ready to help you ensure that your legal goals are diligently and carefully pursued.

You do not have to face this complex process without an insightful legal advocate by your side. Call our offices today.