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Ashley Negrette

Ashley Negrette

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  • Immigration Law, Divorce
  • California
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Ashley Negrette is licensed to practice law in the State of California, and is in good standing with the State Bar of California. Ashley earned her bachelor's degree from University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), and her law degree from California Western School of Law (CWSL). Ashley has been passionate about immigration law for many years and has demonstrated exceptional ability in removal (deportation) defense, and investor visa and non-immigrant visa applications. Ashley is lead counsel rated and has received numerous awards for community leadership, problem solving, and pro bono work.

Practice Areas
  • Immigration Law
  • Divorce
Fees
  • Free Consultation
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
California
5th Circuit
9th Circuit
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Please see my LinkedIn Profile
Current
Education
California Western School of Law
J.D. / Law
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University of California - Los Angeles
B.A. / International Development Studies
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Awards
Wiley Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services
State Bar of California
The voluntary provision of or enabling the delivery of legal services without expectation of compensation, other than the reimbursement of expenses, to indigent individuals or to not-for-profit organizations with a primary purpose of providing services to the poor or on behalf of the poor or disadvantaged, improving the law and the legal system, or increasing access to justice.
Immigration Section Spotlight
San Diego County Bar Association
Wiley Manuel Certificate for Pro Bono Legal Services
State Bar of California
The voluntary provision of or enabling the delivery of legal services without expectation of compensation, other than the reimbursement of expenses, to indigent individuals or to not-for-profit organizations with a primary purpose of providing services to the poor or on behalf of the poor or disadvantaged, improving the law and the legal system, or increasing access to justice.
Josie Dixon Grant Recipient
California Western School of Law Public Interest Law Foundation
Dedicated to increasing awareness of the inequities that exist in the legal system and the need for commitment to public service work and to encouraging law students to become involved in public interest law during law school and in practice. To address these concerns, PILF has established the “Josi Dixon PILF Fund” to facilitate student clerkships with public interest agencies and to honor the memory of 2006 California Western alumna, Josi Dixon.
Pro Bono Honors Society Award
California Western School of Law
The law school officially recognizes students who complete the 50 hours of service through the Pro Bono Program with Induction into the Pro Bono Honors Society, official notation on their transcripts of their membership in the Pro Bono Honors Society; and award certificates signed by the dean of the law school.
Academic Achievement Award
California Western School of Law
Earned the highest grade in STEPPS: Professional Responsibility, Professional Skills, Prevention & Problem Solving, and Advanced Legal Writing
Academic Achievement Award
California Western School of Law
Highest grade in the scholarly writing course Problem Solving for Vulnerable Populations.
Scholarship Recipient
San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association
For dedicated support and advocacy of the local latino community.
Professional Associations
American Immigration Lawyer's Association
Ninth Circuit Committee Chair
- Current
Activities: Work with committee members to plan and coordinate networking, information, or other events to San Diego AILA attorneys. Also, keep local chapter apprised of new developments in the Ninth Circuit, specifically those which impact immigration cases.
Immigration Justice Project - American Bar Association
Pro Bono Attorney
- Current
Activities: Provide pro bono immigration representation to detained individuals in the process of deportation.
Hispanic National Bar Association
Member
- Current
San Diego County Bar Association
Member
- Current
UCLA Alumni Association
Member
- Current
San Diego County Bar Association
Immigration Law Section, Member At Large
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California Western School of Law Community Law Project
Supervising Attorney - Lemon Grove, CA
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Activities: Provide free information about legal services to the community; supervise California Western School of Law students to provide information about legal services; and schedule appointments with lawyers or provide referral information to community clients.
American Immigration Lawyers Association
Ninth Circuit Committee Chair
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Seguridad Fronteriza: Alternativas para la Protección de los Derechos Humanos de la Población Migrante / Border Security Alternatives for Protecting Human Rights of Migrant Populations
Speaking Engagements
Border Security Alternatives for Protecting Human Rights of Migrant Populations, Tijuana, Mexico
Seguridad Fronteriza: Alternativas para la Protección de los Derechos Humanos de la Población Migrante
Certifications
Lead Counsel
Lead Counsel Review Board
Excellence in Community Leadership
Power Mentor
Legal Answers
16 Questions Answered

Q. my immigration lawyer wont give me my file until i pay him and its in collection since 2011 what can i do
A: You should contact the County Bar Association in your area. They have programs that can help settle disputes between attorneys. Each state has different requirements for attorneys so its important to know the rule the applies and then take action accordingly.
Q. my husband just got news that his father passed, is there anyway w/o visa & green card can he go to Nigeria and come bk
A: What status does your husband have? If he has a pending green card application he may be eligible for a travel document which can be expedited based on the emergent situation. However, if he is in the U.S. without any status at all, there serious immigration penalties can attach upon departure. Without more detailed information I cannot fully answer your questions. Please contact an attorney for more assistance.
Q. Hello. I have an immigration question please. I am married to a US citizen who has dual citizenship in the UK.
A: Good Afternoon, thank you for your question. Here is my response: You may apply for the K3 visa to enter the U.S. The K3 visa process is taking about 7 months at the California Service Center (other service centers may be different). Your spouse has to apply for the K3 visa first with USCIS and then with the Department of State. It might be a better use of time and resources to go through the immigrant visa process instead of the K3 process. If you need help, please contact me at (619) 356-1448.
Q. By accident to a police officer I disclose that my mom is undocumented
A: Thank you for your question. Here is my response: Since your mom is in the U.S. without status she is always at risk of being deported. However, she may have some options available such as a petition through US citizen relatives. I encourage you to contact an attorney for assistance to ensure that if your mom is arrested by ICE she will have a defense in immigration court.
Q. Im a permanent resident have 2 old DUI's married to a us citizen for 4 years. Can i apply for us citizenship?
A: Thank you for your question. Here is my response: You might be eligible for U.S. Citizenship. There are a lot of other factors to consider such as: how you received your green card; how much time you have spent outside the U.S.; your good moral character; and English speaking ability. If you have questions about whether you qualify please contact my office for assistance.
Q. If I have a case open for almost 3 years and the person working in my case don't shows me result what can I do
A: Thank you for your question. Here is my response: You should always understand what is going on in your immigration case. If you don't, you need to call your attorney and get more information. Some immigration cases can take a long time due to visa backlogs or court backlogs. Without more information about your case I am unable to give you more detailed advice. I do encourage you to talk to your attorney. If you feel like you are not getting accurate information you should ask for a copy of your case file and take it to another attorney for a consultation. That may help you make sure you are not being ripped off.
Q. Does a foreign child that came to the USA on a visiting visa need to be here less than a year, to apply for SIJ status?
A: Thank you for your question. Here is my response: The foreign child needs to get an order from a state law Judge which contains specific findings of abandonment, neglect or abuse by the natural parents (either the biological father or biological mother or both). These findings must be completed before the child reaches the age of 21 (in California). These findings are also required before the child can submit an SIJS self-petition with USCIS. The fact that the child arrived on a tourist visa is immaterial to the SIJS process - but there may be other immigration options available. Please call my office for more information - 619-356-1448. Thanks!
Q. Can my wife that I am separated from leave my son with her parents and instruct them to not give him to me in California
A: You should contact an attorney in Tennessee. Take a copy of your custody agreement or other proof of agreement with your ex. Please also note that there are special considerations for individuals in the military.
Q. Living apart, before DOS, my 52 y/o wife took a $15k early distribution from her IRA without telling me.
A: Hi there. This sounds like a very fact-intensive question. You should hire an attorney to help you with this process because you have a lot at stake. An attorney will review the language in the promissory note as well as the money earned that contributed to the IRA. You should also have the attorney explain how part or all of the IRA can be considered community property and separate property. Just because it was in a separate account with your name on it and not hers doesn't mean its automatically your separate property. If a portion of the IRA was earned during the marriage then it may very well be considered community property.
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