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Immigration to Louisiana and the United States: Home

A guide designed to provide legal resources on United States immigration law and various related topics such as naturalization and asylum.


Flag of the United States of America.This guide is designed to provide information on immigration law and immigration-related issues such as naturalization, asylum, and deportation for people in Louisiana. Also, while the guide is not designed to be a comprehensive source for immigration law and does not provide legal advice, it does have a page that is designed to help you find professional advice. And finally, the guide includes a page designed for lawyers that compiles resources and organizations that can help lawyers who want to start or who already have experience representing immigrants.

Visit any of the four pages in this guide:

  • Visit the Resources for the Public page to find information on all aspects of immigration, including visas, asylum, green cards/naturalization, detention and deportation, immigration-related aspects of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA), government benefits for immigrants, and immigrant taxes.

  • Visit the Find Legal Representation and Advice section of this guide to find a lawyer or connect with legal aid organizations in Louisiana. If you have a legal problem, it is always a good idea to talk to someone who is licensed to practice law.

  • Visit the Immigration Case and Detainee Status page to check the status of your immigration case or find the location of people in immigration detention in Louisiana.

  • If you are an attorney representing or seeking to represent clients in immigration cases, please review our Resources for Attorneys.

*If something in this guide isn't working or you need more help finding what you're looking for, please call us at (504) 310-2400 or toll free at (800) 820-3038 (only within Louisiana) or contact us via email at Thank you!

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