Dedicated Immigration Representation for Over 15 Years

Asylum Lawyer in New Orleans

Protect Your Future with Legal Residency in the U.S.

For those in the United States facing removal to a threatening, dangerous country, it is important to get the legal representation you need to protect yourself. Going home to a hostile area is not good for anyone, therefore having a qualified legal representative on your side can make a big difference. With over 15 years of experience helping clients fight their legal battles, the New Orleans lawyer at Wheatley Immigration Law, LLC is here for you.

Call (504) 784-6803 now or contact our firm online to begin planning for your future as a resident of the United States.

Offering Hope for Those Facing Persecution

U.S. immigration law provides a way out for those forced to flee their country. Immigrants may qualify for asylum if they either were persecuted or believe they will be persecuted in the future in their native countries.

Successful application for asylum must prove threats of persecution based on:

  • Race
  • Nationality
  • Religion
  • Political opinion
  • Membership in a particular social group

There is a one-year deadline from the date of entry into the United States to apply for asylum. Those granted asylum may apply for permanent residence (Green Card) after one year. It is also possible to apply for asylum or asylum-related relief after being placed in removal (deportation) proceedings.

Asylum-Related Status

Persons who do not apply in time for asylum may qualify for Withholding of Removal or for relief under the Convention Against Torture (CAT). Those granted these types of relief will not qualify for permanent residence, but they may remain in the United States and obtain employment authorization.

Wheatley Immigration Law, LLC has experience helping clients in all cases involving legal residency status. There is hope for your case.

Find out how Wheatley Immigration Law, LLC can help you. Call (504) 784-6803 today to get started on your case. Our firm serves clients nationwide.

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Our Clients Trust Us and
Know We Care About Them

  • “In every case she exhibited integrity and passion in her interaction with our office the individual we had asked her to represent.”

    Jon R.

  • “Dayna came highly recommended to me as an expert in immigration law.”

    Jesse G.

  • “She really works countless hours to make sure that I am getting the best deal with immigration.”

    Arber H.

  • “Again, thank you for your hard work.”

    Norm and Temmie J.

  • “I am grateful for her thorough understanding of immigration law.”


  • “Dayna Wheatley did what she said she's going to do. She is a professional lawyer and she works quick.”

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  • “Dayna brings a tenacious commitment to her clients and demonstrates great resourcefulness in finding support and law for her position.”

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  • “Very professional and attentive. I highly recommend her legal services.”

    Former Client

  • “She is easy to reach, communicates well and is very thorough.”

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