Louisiana Immigration Law Firm
Honest, Effective, & Knowledgable Trust Ashley Foret Dees, LLC

New Orleans Immigration Attorney

Striving to Make Your American Dreams Become a Reality: (337) 214-0670

At Ashley Foret Dees, LLC, we create customized solutions to help our clients reach their immigration goals. Our New Orleans immigration lawyers have handled thousands of immigration cases, enabling us to handle even the most complex matters. As chair and founder of the Louisiana State Bar Association Immigration Association, we stay on top of all laws and developments the field has to offer.

Immigration matters can be complicated, and when a client hires us, we get to know them on a personal level and obtain a thorough understanding of their unique needs. In doing so, we secure the best chances of helping our clients achieve their immigration goals. Although matters may be confusing, you do not have to work through them alone.

We Serve Clients Throughout Louisiana!

Benefit from the care of a small firm, combined with the knowledge of a large firm - benefit from hiring our firm. Call (337) 214-0670.

At the firm, Ashley assists individuals, families, and employers with a wide rAshley Foret Deesange 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, you can be confident that the attorney working for you truly cares about your success, if you hire Ashley.



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.


Deportation begins when The Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcment 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 noitice 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.


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.


  • Se Habla Español
  • Personable Attorneys
  • Louisiana Native Attorneys
  • We Handle Your Case From Start to Finish
  • Large Firm Knowledge, Small Firm Feel
  • Founder & Chair of the Louisiana State Bar Association Immigration Law Section


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 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.

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  • 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.

  • The best in town

    “Highly professional! Excellent Communication”

    Linda Louis

  • 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. ”

  • Ashley Forert Dees = a team of professionals.

    “Ashley Forert Dees = a team of professionals. I strongly recommend them for the patience, goodness and precision with which they helped me through this process of the green card . I could not have made a better choice! Thank you all, dearly, Poliana Houston.”

    Poliana Houston

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