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Macarena Francisca Santos

Immigration Attorney at Fort Lauderdale, FL

5.0   24 reviews
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State FL
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Member in Good Standing No misconduct found

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Macarena Santos is a graduate of the University of Florida and Nova Southeastern School of Law. She is a member of the Florida Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the Florida Association Women Lawyers, and Broward County Women Lawyers.

Ms. Santos is a US citizen of Chilean descent. Her personal experience of witnessing her parent’s path to citizenship cultivated compassion and a desire to help others legalize their status and obtain United States Citizenship.

Ms. Santos was active in Immigration Law since her days in Law School. She worked as a Law Intern and Law Clerk in an immigration firm all three years of attending law school. Ms. Santos was the president of the Immigration Law Organization while attending Nova Southeastern School of Law. While being president she and other members organized a DACA drive for underprivileged individuals in the community.

 

The Immigration practice at Gerstein & Gerstein  is dedicated to all areas of Immigration Law. If you would like to schedule an appointment with Ms. Santos call the Law Offices of Gerstein and Gerstein at

Location

Gerstein & Gerstein Attorneys, PA
800 E Cypress Creek Rd.
STE. 301
Fort Lauderdale, FL, 33334

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Reviews

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Posted by Jesus | January 22, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent!
Macarena Santos is a professional, ethical, smart lawyer who truly loves what she does. I like that she explains everything in terms easily to understand and she listened to me and advised accordingly. Her passion, guidance and support me feel confident. If anyone is looking for a knowledgeable and respectable attorney, then go to Macarena!
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Posted by Karla | January 22, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Brilliant attorney and all around wonderful human being
Macarena Santos is a brilliant attorney who truly cares about her clients and goes above and beyond. I was very impressed with her knowledge of the law and her diligence. Ms. Santos is also a caring and warm human being, which is a pleasure to work with no matter the circumstances. I highly recommend Ms. Santos to handle even the most complex immigration cases.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Green card with Macarena
I was going thru process getting a green card and Macarena was my lawyer . It was a long and difficult road but Macarena managed to solve all issues on the way . I would recommend Macarena as a lawyer !
Posted by Steve S. | August 18, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A great lawyer highly recommended
When I came back to this country after living in CR for 5 years I started looking for a lawyer to help me process immigration paper for my wife. Maca here send me a message asking if I needed assistance. Back in 2019. And that’s when the whole process started. She was with me the whole way. Even when I had my doubts on the process she reassured me that she will do her best and her best she did. My wife arrived yesterday hassle free. Given it actually took a longer time due to Covid but nonetheless my wife is here and everything was done as smooth as possible. Thank you very much Maca
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Posted by Vipul Madaan | May 6, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Very experience and professional
highly recommend Gerstein & Gerstein Attorneys, PA. I can definitely say that if anybody is looking for a professional and experienced attorneys they should contact this law firm. Macarena helped me with removing conditions from green card, then filing N400 for naturalization and then with my parents I485 GC application and got all approved.She definitely know what she is talking about and recommends the best possible solution. I recommend the services of Gerstein & Gerstein Attorneys, PA to anyone who wants professional and expert advise on immigration cases. Every penny that is paid to the firm is worth it.
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Posted by Mike | May 1, 2020
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Very professional and great service! Highly recommended.
Macarena has helped my family and me with several processes regarding our Green Card and a Travel Permit we required. Throughout the process, she has been very professional and diligent, all while providing great customer service. She really cares about her customers. I have recommended Macarena to all my family and friends.
Posted by Jose | January 10, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration Expert - Trusted Professional
Macarena helped our family have a truly Merry Christmas by enabling our family to be reunited after 10 years. My mother had applied for an American Visa 5+ times and every time it was denied without an explanation. We decided to seek for professional advice and thank God we found Macarena. She is compassionate and felt our frustrations and concerns. She gave us hope where we couldn't see. She helped my mother obtain the American Citizenship in 2019. During the process she always remained professional, accessible and kept us informed. If you are trying to have a reunited family in the United States by going through the immigration process, Macarena is the lawyer that will help you accomplish this. We owe her a debt money cannot pay. 100% recommended.
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Posted by Catherine Aroca | December 11, 2019
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Compassion, Professional, and Dedicated
Macarena has been a great lawyer to work with for my case. In moments of uncertainty, Macarena kept our case moving. She is professional at all times, dedicated in the work that she does and apart from my moms support from the beginning, Macarena, too, has been of great help throughout this journey as a DACA student. I am forever grateful for having found her.
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Posted by anonymous | September 5, 2019
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Great experience!
I enjoyed working with attorney Macarena Santos for our change of status application. She’s very professional, she follows up and is always available. Her staff is very nice, especially Vanessa. I would work with this attorney again!
Posted by Mate Dezamits | March 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Becoming a citizen
She helped me through the process to become a citizen. I would highly recommend her to anyone. Really good service... ah and I am a US Citizen so i guess she worth every penny. Recommended A+++
Posted by Mario Campos | February 8, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
excellent work
Very satisfied with the work of Ms. Macarena Santos. My asylum case was approved. They are friendly, respectful and professional.
Posted by Rodrigo | December 27, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Recommend Attorney
I came to this attorney when I received a complaint for eviction. She was able to get in contact with the opposing county and get a stipulation agreement within days. Highly recommend!
Posted by Marcus | December 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Recommend this Attorney
i highly recommend this attorney. We hired her to do our Guardian Advocate case for our son. she was very knowledgeable and patient throughout the whole process. very realiable and kept us informed throughout the whole process.
Posted by Monte | December 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Knowledgeable, Very Professional
We hired Ms. Santos on a referral from our Parish Priest. We had two immigration cases - she throughly reviewed our paperwork and submitted revised documents. We received a approval 24 hours after our interview ! I am certain it would have been a much harder uphill battle had we not Hired Ms. Santos and Bilu Law to represent us. I endorse her wholly and without reservation.
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Posted by Reyad | December 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Immigration attorney
I hired this attorney to appeal my citizenship application. She appealed the decision and it was approved! She was very patient with me through out the whole process and was very attentive. Highly recommend this attorney!
Posted by Martin | November 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration Attorney
I hired this attorney to file for my Residency. I came from Cuba in 1967 and also married to a US Citizen. After speaking to this Attorney she recommended the Cuban Adjustment Act and I retained my Green Card. I am recommend this attorney,
Posted by Carlos | June 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
lawyer
Have good experience with the services provide by the lawyer. She was always. She always had me aware of my case.
Posted by Diana | September 22, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Immigration Attorney
Macarena was hired to be my sisters boyfriends attorney since he was facing some issues applying for a green card. She was so informative, helpful and super caring throughout the entire process! She was always there to answer any questions or minor concerns he had and made the application process less stressful for him. I highly recommend Macarena Santos if you're looking for an immigration attorney!
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Posted by Charles | August 2, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Efficicient and effective
Macarena was very efficient and I'd highly recommend anyone looking for immigration help to make and appointment with her. She was very kind, and was able to Identify a solution for my friend who was facing deportation in just my consultation! We are very grateful to meet a compassionate attorney who truly helped us when we needed someone the most. Macarena cares and connects with her clients, and we couldn't be happier.
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Posted by Sophia | June 26, 2017
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Immigration attorney recommendation
Macarena Santos was the immigration attorney I chose when I applied for a green card. I'm really happy with that decision. Everything went smooth and on time and there were no hiccups along the way. She was really pleasant to work with and I felt like she really cared about my case. The amount of documents to submit and fill out are overwhelming but she was very helpful and I felt like she minimized my effort in this process. I just received my green card and couldn't be happier!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate
  • Gerstein & Gerstein Attorneys, PA
  • 2019 - Present

Education

  • Nova Southeastern University - Shepard Broad Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2015
  • University of Florida College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
  • Liberal Arts
  • 2011

Associations

  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Association for Women Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Broward County Women Lawyers' Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Florida Bar
  • Member
  • 2016 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Speaking Engagements

  • Immigration Law Organization
  • Overall Practice of Immigration Law
  • 2020
  • The Episcopal Church Walking with Immigrants
  • Immigration Cases that Incorporate Humanitarian Based Policies
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (25)
Given (38)
Endorse Macarena
Immigration Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | May 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer based on her thorough and knowledgeable answers on this forum."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 30
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Macarena is a rising star amongst immigration lawyers. Her skill and compassion combine to make a truly effective advocate. She has a very bright future ahead of her."
Immigration Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Santos is a talented, knowledgeable and ambitious immigration attorney. She is highly skilled in all aspects of immigration law. It is without any reservations that I highly recommend Ms. Santos to anyone finding themselves in the midst of an immigration matter."
Immigration Attorney | Apr 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Santos is a relentless attorney who goes the extra mile for her clients. I endorse her without reservation as she is an exceptional lawyer. She is respected by colleagues and is dedicated to the field and her clients."
Immigration Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Santos is an exceptional immigration lawyer. I highly recommend her for any U.S. immigration matter."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An excellent lawyer who treats her clients with patience, care, understanding, and utmost professionalism. She is an even better person and I wholeheartedly recommend her for future services."
Immigration Attorney | Dec 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Macarena is a very competent and caring advocate to her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt collection Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Santos is an outstanding and knowledgeable attorney. She provides spot on advice both in person and on the Avvo community. She has a strong grasp on the law. I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Immigration Attorney | Sep 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Debt settlement Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Fort Lauderdale Immigration Lawyer Macarena Francisca Santos
Macarena Francisca Santos
Immigration Attorney
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Licensed for 7 years
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