Over the years, the Salt Lake City immigration law offices of Familia America has helped countless men and women achieve their goals of working and living in the United States. To help make those dreams possible, it takes a team of experienced and knowledgeable legal professionals to address the needs of each client. To provide reliable immigration legal services, Salt Lake City immigration attorney Gloria Cardenas cannot do it alone. She works closely with senior paralegal Abby L. Van Sice to provide clients with personable and comprehensive immigration legal representation and counsel. Together, Gloria and Abby bring more than 40 years of combined experience in immigration law to help individuals achieve the best results.
Salt Lake City Visa Attorney Gloria Cardenas
Gloria Cardenas always had a deep passion for helping people achieve the American Dream. It is in her blood. Her father, the Honorable Raymond Cardenas, was one of the first Mexican American judges in the State of California and a founding member of Mexican American Bar Association. Her mother is an immigrant from England, who was orphaned during World War II and migrated to the United States for a better life. Ms. Cardenas earned her JD from the University of California, Hastings College of Law in 1990 and her B.A. in Political Science from the University of California at Los Angeles. She has been an active member of the California State Bar since 1991.
For more than two decades, she has brought her vast knowledge and passion for immigration law to Salt Lake City. Over the years, she has successfully represented for than 1,000 immigrants in the United States. Ms. Cardenas has represented clients before the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA), the Executive Office of Immigration Review in Utah and California (Immigration Courts), the Superior Court in California, the United States District Courts, the California Appellate Courts, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Ms. Cardenas is an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Salt Lake City Chapter and was an independent member of the Utah Latino Legislative Task Force. Gloria is also on the Board of Directors for the Utah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. When she isn’t practicing immigration law in Salt Lake City, she is talking about it on her radio show from 10-11 am on Friday La Gran D 102.3 FM.
A graduate of the University of Utah, Abby L. Van Sice brings more than 16 years of Employment Based Immigration in Salt Lake City. Over the years, she has provided immigration for Barrick Gold, Rio Tinto, Boart Longyear, Software Technology Group, Waterford Institute, Dyno Nobel, Dynatec Drilling, NPS Pharmaceuticals and many other reputable companies. As an immigration expert, Van Sice has worked with entry level employees, degreed professionals to chief executive officers in their unique and often complex immigration filings. In this period, she has managed over 400 plus cases from initial work authorizations and change of status up to and including naturalization. Abby’s proactive and thorough approach on case management combined with best practices has attributed to her success.
In 2010, Abby expanded her Salt Lake City immigration experience to include Family Based (petitions). She is currently the Senior Manager of Global Mobility and Immigration Strategy, Familia America Immigration Law Group. Abby continues to utilize her progressive and diverse immigration experience for each immigration case. Ms. Van Sice plays a role as a key advisor on immigration cases, business development, office management, client billings and quality control for the Familia America call center team.
Do You Need a Family-Based Visaor Deportation Defense? We Can Help.
For more than 25 years, Gloria Cardenas has become one of the leading and respected voices of immigration law in Salt Lake City. Countless companies turn to her and the team at Familia America to provide the solutions needed to obtain family-based visas, including:
- Helping the family members of clients obtain a visa to reside in the United States
- Provide naturalization services
- Assist clients with United States citizenship
- Assist with victim visas.
- Advise and help clients obtain a Green Card
- Help crime victims obtain visas
- Provide legal advisement for those with prior criminal convictions seeking visas or planning to stay in the United States
Other Areas of Practice
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 visa lawyer Gloria Cardenas and her staff can provide legal assistance with the following: