I want to tell everyone what an aggressive, smart, and responsible immigration attorney Gloria Cardenas of FAMILIA AMERICA is. I first met Gloria while I was incarcerated in Salt Lake City, Utah facing criminal charges for theft. She visited me in jail and told me that she would do everything she could for me. My family hired her to see if she could get me out of jail and assist me in staying in the United States. She did just that. She worked with my public defender to provide her with an alternative plea that would allow me to have a chance to stay in the U.S. and fight in immigration court. She also worked directly with my father’s immigration attorney because his status was very important to my relief in immigration court. When my criminal case was over, I was transferred to ICE custody, and Gloria negotiated a bond for me with the ICE officers. After that we started fighting in immigration court, and filed two different forms of relief. I received my work permit. Once Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals was announced, we applied for this, and I received it because I had been in the U.S. since I was a child, and because of the good work that Gloria and my public defender did to make sure my criminal record was not serious. After I received my Deferred Action status, Gloria filed a Motion to close my case. Now, my immigration case is over, immigration cannot deport me, I have a work permit, and I have a future in the U.S. Thank you to Gloria and her entire staff for believing in me and defending me. I would hire Gloria Cardenas. She will fight for you.
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