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My name is Martin,
The attorney Gloria Cardenas was working on my case since January. I had come to her in search of adjusting my status from resident to become a U.S Citizen.
I had first heard about Gloria from her Radio show. When I came in to meet with her she was very professional and welcoming. She seemed very efficient and she knew what she was talking about to be able to help me in becoming a U.S citizen.
There were times when I had thought that I would not be able to adjust my status here in the United States. After I had met with Gloria she gave me the assurance that I needed to hear to be able to proceed with my case.
When I met Gloria I saw that she was a very hard working attorney and cares about the Hispanic community.
Everything went along smoothly thanks to her help, and now 9 months later I am now a U.S Citizen thanks to the help of Gloria Cardenas and her staff.
I recommend for you to come in and seek the help of Gloria Cardenas. She is a great attorney and I am very satisfied with her work.
Hi my name is Patricia,
I was referred to Gloria by another attorney after I was seeking a way to obtain my citizenship. I had been previously married to a U.S citizen for 5 years but did not obtain my citizenship. I came in to meet with Gloria on 2011, which is when I separated from my husband. This is also when I started my process towards becoming a green card holder.
I met with Gloria and Abby who had advised me that I could obtain my green card.At first I believed there was no possibility of my obtaining status in the U.S. I have 2 kids and I was worried about having to go back to my country and not being able to provide for them.
After Gloria and Abby said they would be able to help me I felt very grateful. I was excited to start my process towards becoming a green card holder. They gave me confidence and hope that I would be able to obtain status in the U.S.
I had faith in Gloria cardenas and now in 2014 I have obtained my green card I am very grateful. I will now be able to work in the U.S and help provide for my family. I will also be able to travel and go visit my country and see my family.
I have not seen my family in 12 years and now after such a long time I will be able to see them again.
Thanks to the help of Familia America my dreams have come true.
I am truly appreciative of Familia America’s expertice and I recommend that you put your faith in Gloria Cardenas and her team.
I had met with several other attorneys regarding my case and for some reason no one seemed to give me the confidence that Gloria gave me when I presented my case to her. Something made me keep on looking until I found her announcement on El Semanal. From then me and my husband decided to come to an appointment and meet with Gloria.
When we first arrived her staff was friendly. We had consulted with her and both my husband and I agreed that she was the attorney for us. She had made us feel welcome and we felt that we could put our trust in her experience. We had come to her regarding a U-visa case and she seemed very knowledgeable in these cases and we put our faith in her. The process was long and there were times where we felt frustrated. We suggest for you to have patience. Gloria is experienced and knows what she is doing.
Now after one year my husband and I have our work permit and we have felt very happy to receive such great news.
Before having a work permit getting a job was so difficult there was always a question of “what if I can’t find a job” or “how will I provide for my family”. Now things are going to be easier and we are looking forward to better days.
I highly recommend Gloria Cardenas for your Immigration process. She is professional, highly knowledgeable and will get results in your favor.
Hello my name is Araceli,
I would like to start by stating that I was detained for one week and had an immigration hold while I was in jail I had felt that all hope was lost.
I had previously hired another attorney that promised me results and he would not attend court with me. This is when I had been looking for another attorney and I had found Gloria Cardenas.
I heard about Gloria from my sister who had listened to Gloria on her radio show.
Once I was released I came to speak with Gloria regarding my case.
I came to the appointment with Gloria and her staff was friendly and treated me well I felt comfortable about coming in to meet with Gloria. Once I met with Gloria she had advised me that she would be able to take my case .I clearly remember her words stating that my case has already been won. She told me that I would be able to obtain my work permit and would be able to renew it every year. I felt very excited and knew she was the attorney for me.
I came to speak with Gloria on September 8 2013 and I had court the following week on September 19. Gloria had attended with me and during the hearing the judge had asked for proof of me residing in the U.S and I was given another court date. I was very pleased with Gloria she had fought for my case and I was given another court date to be able to show proof of how long I have been in the United States.
I was given 2 court dates in which both Gloria attended, I had felt very comfortable having her as my attorney she knew how to represent me very professionally and had fought diligently for my case.
I was initially given another court date for this September and Gloria had got the judge to dismiss the court.
I am truly grateful 6 months after I came in to meet with Gloria I am now in the process of being able to have my work permit.
I went to my biometrics appointment in March and am now waiting for my permit to arrive.
I suggest for anyone with an immigration process to have patience this is not an easy process.
It is easy to think that just because the attorney can fight for your case that it’ll get done immediately.
All immigration processes take time and patience it is also a very emotional process but I suggest for you to put your faith in Gloria Cardenas she is very professional and will obtain results in your best interest.
Gloria and her team guided me successfully through the process to become a US citizen in a very professional way and took all the pressure off me.
I moved here to the US from Switzerland a few years ago and now I can enjoy to stay here forever.
Gloria and her legal team were responsive, competent and effective in helping my wife - an evironmetnal attorney and Brazilian citizen - secure legal permanent residence status here in the United States. The time table she laid out worked exactly as planned and her support in preparing us for the various process steps was extremely helpful. I'm convinced that the level of detail that her team provided in our (2) USCIS applications coupled with us being prepared for our interviews are the main reasons for this sucess.
While our situation was probably more straightforward than most. I certainly felt that Gloria streamlined it even further, the share volume and esoterica of the documents required in our case precludes going it alone. It was even better that she knew the clerks and was very thorough on what we would need before even starting the application process.
My husband and I meet with Gloria to find out if he could apply for his Green card. We had been to many other attorney's who did not provide us with any hope for my husband's situation. After reviewing our case, Gloria provided us with hope. We now have a way for my husband to obtain his Green card. It will take many years and be a long process, but we believe in Gloria and her staff.
I hired Gloria a year and a half ago after I was a victim of domestic violence in the United States. From the very beginning of the process, Gloria advised me that this process would be time consuming and document intensive, and it was. She was able to obtain the U Visa Certification from the police department which was a requirement to filing the U Visa Petition. I was married to another person who also did not have status. She let me know that he could also be included in the U Visa Petition and we added him to my petition. We waited a long time for the USCIS Center in Vermont to approve my U Visa and my husband’s. I was impatient at times, but Gloria, Abby, and Gricel were always patient and respectful and kept me calm as I waited for the news. Just when I thought it was going to take even longer than I expected, I received the call that my Petition and my husband’s was approved. I am so happy and can now start my new life free of worry in the U.S. Thank you Gloria and FAMILIA AMERICA for believing in me and my case, and for working so hard for me. I highly recommend FAMILIA AMERICA to anyone that is looking for an experienced immigration attorney who works hard and smart to achieve status in the United States.
Went to Gloria to for adjustment of status. She recommended I go through the Advance Parole process. She told me to find a reason to travel abroad under the DACA guidelines for Advance Parole. I pitched one idea, which, after we started the application, didn't work. I had to come up with another reason. I sent various e-mails to her and her staff with other alternatives to travel abroad. I never received and reply or approval on any of them. I had to guess my way through the process and even seek counsel of other lawyers that responded faster than her. Eventually, instead of helping me find a reason, half way through the application process and without any prior warning, I was dropped by her as a client because "I had exceeded the $660 dollar retainer fee". Like I said, no phone call asking for more money, no e-mail, letter, or a single communication telling me of her intent to drop me. Simply dropped me half way through the process and left me hanging. I had even already gotten the money orders for USCIS. I paid her $660 for less than two hours of meetings that were more of a blame game than a consultation. Unfortunately, this was my experience with Gloria. If you are the type of person that has questions or your case is not absolutely simple, I do not recommend her as a lawyer. She seems to be more concerned about financial convenience than actual people.