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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  • 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. ”

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    “Highly professional! Excellent Communication”

    Linda Louis

  • 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. ”

  • 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.

  • 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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