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Posted by Corali Solis, a Domestic Violence client, Flag
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.
Posted by H. M., a Immigration client, Flag
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.
Posted by Mary, a Commercial client, Flag
Gloria is an expert in her field and will provide the best service and results possible. She is smart and responsive. I highly recommend her.
Posted by Ted, a Immigration client, Flag
I am writing this review regarding our families experience with Familia America. I met my wife about 10 years ago fell in love and married her. We combined our families and within 8 years of marriage we now have 10 grandchildren. Imagining the repercussions of her without proper proof of legal status here in the United States was always a huge concern to us both. She was heartbroken constantly worries about losing her children and grandchildren who reside here. Her past was enveloped by constant abuse by one who should be the protector. She came here for the hope of a new beginning.
Our daughter for some reason felt she needed to move foreward and persue possible options for aquireing legal status. She made contact with Familia America and we came in and met Gloria. From the very beginning their professional abilities were apparent. We met Abby and were very impressed by her knowledge and understanding as to the series of event which would need to take place in order for them to be considered legal here in the U.S. We had several meetings with Abby which concluded with all neccesary forms and applications present and in order. The application was then sent in and the waiting period beagan.
My wife and daughter have now recieved the nesessary paper work to aquire a Social security number and have started their wait for legal residency status. Our lives have been dramatically changed. My wife and daughter are no longer fearful when they go out. They are so filled with hope and happiness and are excited about this new beginning.
Thank you Abby and Gloria, Jackie and Familia America. This was not just another usual application. You have changed our lives and this will never be forgotten. Our family has been made whole again.
Posted by Jose, a Immigration client, Flag
My journey ended last week when I finally obtained my green card after many years. When I met with Gloria, she told me that it my visa was current because we could use the visa date of my wife's country of origin to apply for my green card now. We applied, but the USCIS denied my application because they said that we could not use my wife's country. I was devastated. But Gloria was not. She filed an Appeal and fought for my green card, and we won! I highly recommend Gloria as your immigration attorney. She will do everything that she can to help you to get status in the U.S.