Immigration Lawyer Salt Lake City - Gloria Cardenas | Familia America
An experienced immigration attorney based in Salt Lake City. Contact us at 801-656-9605. Consultations are available via in person, phone or video chat.
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Salt Lake City, Utah Immigration Lawyer

I am Gloria Cardenas, an experienced immigration lawyer and founder of FAMILIA AMERICA, LLC. Our office is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah and we represent clients from all over the United States and abroad. Immigration law is the same in all states and abroad and that is why it does not matter where your attorney’s office is located. Pick the right lawyer for you and your family. My team and I are experts in achieving the American Dream of lawful status for our clients before the USCIS, and the consulates and embassies abroad.

Twenty-eight years as a licensed attorney and a graduate of UCLA and UC Hastings Law School. Licensed to represent immigration clients across the U.S. and from all over the world using a team of highly sophisticated paralegals utilizing the latest technologies, making representation seamless and stress-free. Let’s get started.

Why Choose Gloria Cardenas And Her Team At Familia America?

Other Immigration Services We Provide

The legal team at Familia America has the experience, skills and legal resources to help individuals and organizations navigate through the complex and constantly changing immigration system. SALT LAKE CITY BASED IMMIGRATION LAWYER SERVING UTAH AND ALL 50 STATES. Gloria Cardenas and her staff can provide legal assistance with the following:

Immigration Attorneys Salt Lake City

The issues surrounding immigration in this country are vast and ever-changing based upon the political climate. Each client is handled with compassion and will have a well thought out legal plan. Immigrants and their families face incredibly difficult situations each day in the United States, which is why our Salt Lake City, Utah headquartered immigration lawyers are ready to step in and be your advocate.

What We Know About Immigrants in the US

The US has more immigrants than any other country in the world. According to the Pew Research Center, there are more than 40 million people living in the US who were born in another country.

13.4% of the US population is
made up of immigrants.
77% of immigrants are in the country legally,
while nearly a quarter are undocumented.

The top country of origin for immigrants in the US is Mexico, with 11.2 million immigrants living in the US from there. That accounts for 25% of all immigrants in the US.

  • More than one million immigrants arrive in the US each year. Estimates say the top four countries of origin 2017 were:
India
126,000
Mexico
124,000
China
121,000
Cuba
41,000

During the latest reporting year, we know that 29 million immigrants were working in the US. Out of those, 7.6 million were undocumented immigrants.

For the latest fiscal year, the annual ceiling for the number of asylum seekers allowed into the US was set at 30,000, the lowest since the program began in 1980.

  • 22,491 refugees were resettled in the US in 2018, down from 53,716 admitted into the country in 2017.

Utah DACA Recipients Face Incredible Challenges

The Deferred Actions for Childhood Arrivals program has faced serious changes and challenges over the last few years.

  • Since the program launched in 2012, nearly 800,000 immigrants have received DACA status.
  • These Dreamers are minors who were brought to the US under the age of 16.
  • DACA recipients are just as likely as US adults (aged 15-32) to be enrolled in college.
  • Over half of all DACA recipients are employed.
    • Around 9,000 DACA recipients are teachers.
    • 14,000 work in healthcare fields and support jobs.

It is estimated that over 1.3 million undocumented immigrants are eligible to apply for DACA, only around half of that number have done or continue to do so. This is likely due to the continual confusion over the status of the program and a general shift in the immigration debate in the US.

What an Immigration Attorney Can Do

Our Salt Lake City, Utah-headquartered immigration attorneys understand that immigration issues consume the lives of entire families. We regularly help those who are here both legally and who are undocumented. We recognize that every situation is different, and we take the time to get to know you and your family. We handle various types of cases, including:

Let us take the fear and confusion out of this process for you. We have the experience you need on your side for your case. When you need an immigration lawyer in Salt Lake City, you can contact us by clicking here or calling 801-656-9605 for a consultation.