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Louisiana Asylum Lawyer

Providing Support for Clients Seeking Asylum or Refugee Status

Foreign nationals who are suffering persecution for belonging to a certain group in their home country may be eligible to apply for asylum in the United States. In order to complete the process and be granted this status, it is necessary to meet a number of requirements, including providing sufficient evidence of persecution.


Talk to an asylum attorney in Louisiana today. Contact us online or call (337) 214-0670 for a consultation.
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What is the Purpose of an Asylum?

Because of all the necessary documentation, collection of information, and high standard of evidence, having an experienced Louisiana asylum lawyer at your side can significantly improve the chances of obtaining asylum. From assisting with the paperwork to advocating on your behalf, our team at Ashley Foret Dees, LLC walks you through every step of the process!

Asylum can help you avoid persecution from:

  • Political views
  • Race or ethnicity
  • Religious beliefs
  • Gender
  • Sexual orientation
  • Affiliation with a particular social group

Who Can Claim Asylum?

Individuals who are from a country where they have been persecuted or believe that they will be persecuted if they return to that country can claim asylum. They must have evidence that can prove this belief.

To qualify for asylum, you may already be in the U.S. or at a port of entry. When applying, be sure to do it within 1 year of arriving in the United States. If it has been over a year, you may qualify for an exception. Reach out to an experienced asylum lawyer in Louisiana for guidance.

How to Claim Asylum

Asylum can be requested by claiming it at any port of entry to the United States - including borders, airports, and seaports - and providing evidence of persecution to the officer. Within six weeks of filing an application for this status, you will then have an interview at a local asylum office where you will be asked questions and allowed to describe past persecution as well as fear of future persecution upon return to your native country. After the interview, a decision will be given that either recommends or does not recommend asylum.

Offering Compassionate & Caring Legal Representation

If you or a loved one face mistreatment in their home country based on classification in a protected group, there is hope for peace and safety within the borders of the United States. We are prepared to represent your case before immigration officials in Lake Charles and other communities throughout Louisiana. When you retain our firm, we will work to provide strong and detailed evidence to support your claims, and can even work to overturn an application that was denied.


Call (337) 214-0670 to speak with an asylum attorney in Louisiana. Our services are available in English and Spanish.

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