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Gloria Cardenas

Gloria Cardenas’s reviews

     4.5 stars 21 total

Review Gloria Cardenas
  • Saved Me from Deportation

    5.0 stars

    Posted by James

    I was set to be deported to my country and torn from my 3 children who are citizens of the US. I hired Gloria to try to do something to help me. I had about 3 weeks to figure something out. Gloria worked really fast and smart. She said he had to or there was little I could do not to return to my country. She filed an appeal to the higher court, and she also ask ICE to exercise their discretion not to deport me. Other attorneys said it was not possible. I was so scared but Gloria made me feel confident, and she said to put my faith in her which I did, even when the ICE officers were saying there was no hope. But there was. I am now out of deportation, and can stay in the US with my children. I am so happy to recommend Gloria. She is such a great attorney and if you are in need of someone who will fight for you, I recommend her 100%.

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  • Worst experience

    1.0 star

    Posted by a client

    I'll start off by sayin she basically stole my money and did nothing for me. All she wanted to talk was money money money and not one time did she make me feel like I was in good hands. She lied every chance she had and always kept very important details about my case instead of being 100% honest she would go around the reality of the case and just lie. The day I hired her was the worse day ever she wouldn't even want to attend a couple hearing because she was either on stupid vacation spending the money she takes from people like me or she just wasn't felling "good". I regret hiring her because thanks to her I almost got deported and of course in order for you to even ask a question through email or phone calls they MADE SURE you knew it was going to cost you to get an answer. Familia America and all staff is seriously the most ridiculous untrained company. Now if any of you are seeking for REAL help I definitely suggest avoing her and hiring a well trained lawyer because you WILL regret it if you end up in her BS. She made me do things that weren't even NECESSARY at all just because she couldn't find a way to help she would just tell me to do this or this will happen in court or do that or that will happen in court so I would comply with the requests and she NEVER mentioned anything that she made me do in court so why the hell would she make me do things that were never going to be brought up in my hearings.? Again don't waste your time with Gloria Cardenas or any of her unprofessional staff. Look for someone else! That's why she's holds 8.8 out 10 because she isn't the best at what she does and she shouldn't even have a license for this when she can't even learn to treat people with respect. She's a waste of time and WILL be a waste of your money. AVOID HER

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    Gloria Cardenas’s response: “Fraudulent Post. AVVO IS CONDUCTING AN INVESTIGATION. I have been an attorney for 25 years in good standing. I have decades of experience in state, federal, and immigration courts. I attended UCLA, and Hastings College of the Law, and have been recognized as an excellent attorney. During this time, I have never missed a scheduled court hearing, never lied to a client, never made a client do anything he/she did not agree with or which was not true, and never charged fees that have not been earned Read all of the other reviews, and my record will speak for itself. If I ever acted this way as stated, I would surely have been disbarred many years ago. On the contrary, I am a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and on the list of attorneys with the EOIR, and USCIS. All requiring a detailed background check of my personal and professional record. I aggressively defend my clients, and do all that I can to succeed for my client. The only thing that I can think of is that this is posted by a competitor, or a very angry person who has clearly stated false things which I cannot defend against specifically but would be more than willing to address. The fact that someone has posted 8.8 out of 10 indicates to me that this person simply wants to keep my rating below a 10. Thank you for taking the time to read this response, and consult with me in the hopes of representing you.”
  • Family experience with Gloria Cardenas and Familia America

    4.0 stars

    Posted by Auora

    I was born in the United States to my mom and dad who are from Mexico. My mom and dad left their beloved land of Mexico to find a better life in the United States. My mom and dad have always worked hard to provide a better life then they had to myself and my siblings. I cannot thank them enough for what they sacrificed for me. The only way that I could think to show my appreciation to my parents was to help them with their immigration status. I knew that there must be something I could do for them, I just wasn't sure where to even start. I researched many Immigration Attorney's online and I just didn't feel comfortable enough with any of them to open up my family. I then heard Gloria Cardenas on the radio one day and I knew I had found my attorney. I called and scheduled a consultation with her. I was amazed by the professionalism of the person I spoke to on the phone. I was told there would be a charge of the consultation, and that the money I paid would go towards the amount paid if I hired Gloria. I felt comfortable with that because it is not wasted money. I was then scheduled for a consultation and all my information was taken over the phone. I then went and told my mom and dad what I was planning on doing. At first they were resistant to the idea of exposing themselves and their story to a stranger. I then showed them Gloria's picture and explained my experience of the phone call. My mom came around to the idea quickly, but my dad was still hesitate. The day of the appointment came and we went to the office to meet with Gloria. At the office it was busy and hectic. Gloria was running late with the appointment before us. My mom and I were fine with that, but my dad was a little upset. I explained to my dad that it was a good thing that Gloria was busy. It means that she takes her time when meeting with people. He settled down a bit after hearing that. It came time for us to meet with Gloria. We all walked into her office and sat down. Gloria was so organized and she went over my parents immigration case. My mom opened up right away to Gloria, but my dad again was hesitant. After watching Gloria and listening to her my dad final opened up about his immigration story. I actually learned things about my dad that day that I had never know. I learned that my parents are strong and brave individuals for making the decision to come to the United States. I learned about the long trek through the Deseret and all the obstacles that were presented to them as they came to the Untied States. Gloria listened to what my parents said and the documentation that they had and then decided the best course of action for their immigration cases. We hired Gloria on that day. I am happy to say that I can know help my parents solve their immigration status. Thank you Gloria for keeping our family together in the United States!

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  • Very disappointing and left alone

    1.0 star

    Posted by San

    My husband and I went to Gloria Cardenas- to start his immigration process. We had an issue with his divorce in his home country. She assured us to proceed with the divorce and once we obtained it to return to her and continue the process. Once we received the divorce decree and try to make an appointment, we were told that we are no longer a client of hers. Not only did she leave us hanging, she took our money which we paid up front and our documents which she never returned. Oh, we were also told we were able to come back as new clients if we paid her $75 for a new consultation. No thank you! She did nothing for us at all. Oh she also replaced her staff. Stay away and get your self an honest attorney!

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    Gloria Cardenas’s response: “I am sorry that you had a poor experience at my firm. While I did offer free consultations for many years, my policy changed in 2016, and I now charge $75.00 for a consultation, and if retained, that fee will be applied to the Retainer paid. That is very fair given that most equally qualified attorneys charge a non-refundable $250.00 consultation fee. Many people mistakenly believe that once they hire an attorney for one process, or application, that attorney is their attorney for all processes, steps in the processes, or applications. The scope of representation is clearly defined by me both orally during the consultation, as well as in writing. My staff has not been replaced. On the contrary, my staff have worked with me for many years. I do have additional people handling my telephone calls, and taking detailed intakes to assist me in providing the best possible communication with my clients, and anyone who wishes to consult with me. I consider myself to be a very straightforward and honest lawyer, and my 25 year record speaks for itself.”
  • Top Notch

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Judy

    My case was a bit different with many surprises from Home Land Security, Immigration Courts. Gloria kept me well informed through the whole process. She and her staff were always up beat in all they did. If you need an immigration lawyer, Gloria Cardenas is the only one to call. Her fee's were more than fair. She provided options on how to avoid unnecessary costs. She and her staff take great interest in you so you never feel alone with your case. I can't give her and the staff enough praise. She is truly worth 10 out of 10.

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  • Gloria Cardenas is the best

    5.0 stars

    Posted by jazmin

    If you want a good lawyer Gloria Cardenas is the best lawyer ever I will recommend her to any one that needs help with their immigration status she will make things much easy for you she is grate on understanding you she will answer all your questions and explain to you everything she is doing and she will keep you inform of everything I am really satisfied with her work she is the best their can be

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  • Adjustment Of Status

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Dennis

    I want to first of all say thanks to Gloria and her legal staff. Gloria and her staff were so professional very knowledgeable and organized !!! My wife came on a visa waiver from Australia we were stressed about filing until we talked with Gloria. Her and her staff filed our paperwork and in 3 months my wife is now getting her green card !!! I know the times vary due to The Department of Homeland Security. But that is how fast it can go having Gloria and her team work their magic. We also wouldn't have wanted to deal with the interview on our own. I highly recommend Gloria and her legal team they are the best !!!

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  • Excellent Representation

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Blanca

    I heard about the lawyer from my daughter Mayra . My family had a case with her previously and she had helped them to obtain their residency. I had decided to present my case to her.
    I thought that I would not be able to obtain my residency. I had applied previously without a lawyer and had received a notice that I could not continue my case.
    When I came to see Gloria she gave me hope that I was going to be able to get my residency and I felt very hopeful. At first I applied through my husband’s petition for me. When I came to see Gloria she advised me that my daughter could make my request .
    We started the paperwork and a year later I have my residence. During this process the attorney kept us informed and answered all my questions

    The process is very long and I suggest being patient. There are times when one is desperate and wants to see immediate results but Gloria knows her job well and get results in your favor.

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  • Gloria Cardenas- I am very Appreciative of her professionalism

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Martin

    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.

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  • Gloria Cardenas- A Great attorney that has provided me with hope

    5.0 stars

    Posted by Patricia

    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.

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