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.

FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

Our Louisiana Immigration Attorney Provides Answers

With extensive experience in the legal field, our Louisiana immigration lawyer at Ashley Foret Dees, LLC understands that an immigration matter can leave you confused. You may have various questions and concerns regarding your case and are unsure of where to turn.

For this reason, our team has put together this page with frequently asked questions we receive, and their answers. This could prove beneficial as you prepare for your case. If you have any further questions or would like to discuss your situation, we offer initial consultations. Don't hesitate to reach out to our team.

Call us today at (337) 214-0670. Se Habla Español.

I am married to a U.S. citizen. Can I become one now?

This depends on the status of the foreign spouse. Many individuals are quick to assume that marriage may lead to immediate US citizenship, which is not the case. Marriage to an undocumented person can lead to a lengthy process to acquire permanent resident status and many individuals are surprised to learn this.

What work visa options are available?

Work visa options are rather limited under current immigration laws, so employers have to understand a general work permit for an employee simply may not be available to them. We work with employers, though, to understand employer needs - maybe the H-2A, H-2B, H-1B visa options are an option for that employer.

I know someone who received a fast result. Can my case be similar?

Every immigration case is different. Even for siblings who believe they are equally entitled to similar options, this simply may not be the case. We always receive inquiries from people who claim they heard about an immigration case that was approved in a matter of days. Immigration cases must be filed with caution and the timelines must be reviewed so that the client is prepared for a realistic wait period on his or her case.

Does criminal history play a part in my status?

Crimmigration, or the intersection of criminal law and immigration law, is very complex and interpretations of crimes and criminal elements to a case change with new, emerging case law.

What is President Obama's Executive Action?

Most aspects of Executive Action are under litigation and / or have not been implemented. We receive calls from clients regarding this and unfortunately we have not been able to move forward with filing for many individuals due to the stall in the implementation.

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  • This firm was great!

    “This firm was great! They helped my uncle obtain his green card. The entire staff was extremely helpful and pleasant at all times. We live in Houston and the staff made us feel like at home anytime we had questions. It was a long process but the Attorneys were very hands on and met all of our expectations. If I could rate this higher than 5 stars I would. Thank you so much everyone for all the help, my uncle is extremely thankful and we recommend this firm to everyone, you all are the BEST!”

    Mayely M.

  • This entire office is an amazing team and we recommend them to all of our friends

    “We have been using this office since 2014. They have helped us from adjusting my husbands status from his overstayed visa, to getting his travel permit, green card, and now his citizenship! They were able to pretty much do everything for us to where we only needed to submit documents and stay in contact. They made the entire process smooth and quick for us. They helped put our minds at ease when we were worried what could happen while we wait. Very good with quick response times! Very friendly staff! Both Ashley & Jeb were amazing to us and worked closely with us throughout the process! Maria & Josue were our main contacts throughout this as well and were just friendly and always answered my questions. Karen & Ann were amazing with working out payment arrangements for us during a difficult time of a new baby. This entire office is an amazing team and we recommend them to all of our friends who will need to go through these things as well! Thanks for all your help!”

    C. T.

  • She is an excellent attorney

    “I have had the opportunity to work with Ashley Foret Dees as a colleague in cases we have handled together and in conferences. She is an excellent attorney and I would recommend her he anyone looking for an immigration attorney.”

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    “"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. ”

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    “"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. ”

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