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11/17/2012
By: adolfher
Law Office of Orlando Mondragon
I have been meaning to write a review regarding Mr. Mondragon regarding my immigration case. I basically owe him my life. He was able to do what no one else was able to to do. I was a lawful permanent resident since about 1969. During the course of time I picked up numerous misdemeanors to include a couple possession of marihuana, about 3 of them. Immigration arrested in about 2006. I hired Mr. Mondragon. He basically told me that since I had two separate drug conviction (even though they were small), I was considered an aggravated felony and subject to automatic deportation. He also told me there was a case pending in the Supreme Court that may change the application of the law, but for it to benefit me, I would have to be fighting my case. He told me I would lose at the immigration court, I would lose at the immigration appeal, and that I would lose at the federal appellate level. The hope was that while I was on appeal, the law would change. Needless to say we lost at the immigration court and immigration appeal. After the immigration appeal that we lost in 2007, I was deported and I spent about 3 1/2 years in Mexico whilie he appealed federally. During that time the law changed in my favor and he was able to bring me back to the United States in 2011 and I had my cancellation hearing with the judge (granted of course because it was Mr. Mondragon) and I got my residency back. He advised me correctly. Other individuals that I was with who's attorneys did not advise them of the current state of the law and they did not appeal were not eligible to come back and they remain deported. I am extremely thankful and lucky that I hired Mr. Mondragon and followed his advise or else I would be in Mexico like the other unfortunate individuals that did not appeal based on the advise or wrongful advise of their lawyers.
03/07/2013
By: ragarz
Law Office of Orlando Mondragon
Mr. Mondragon is the best attorney. He had helped numerous family members become citizens, but my case was extremely complicated. Sometime in 1995 I had been deported for a serious drug offense. I reentered illegally and was apprehended and was facing over five years in federal custody. My mother was a United States citizen. We hired Mr. Mondragon, and what I liked is that he was upfront with us. He explained that I had a weak citizenship claim because we did not have the documentary proof that my mother had lived in the United States the required time to transfer citizenship to me. He told me that he would file the claim and prepare the paperwork and if it was granted, I would get out, and if it was denied that it would be better to plead to the offense and get less time than going to trial and jury convicting me and giving me more time. Mr. Mondragon interviewed my mother and together they prepared a detailed affidavit of her presence in the United States. It was more like a book than an affidavit. They both went to the interview and two days after the interview I was released as my application was approved. Now I am a United States Citizen by birth all thanks to Mr. Mondragon. Thanks to Mr. Mondragon I went from being here illegally and in jail to a United States citizen, free and working lawfully. I spent about a year in custody while the process went through, but at the beginning Mr. Mondragon told me it could take up to a year and also to expect the worst and hope for the best because of the lack of evidence.
08/14/2013
By: ali25645
Law Office of Orlando Mondragon
Great attorney. Sympathetic and understanding. He won an asylum case for me and my wife from Pakistan. Background is that me and my wife use to be in U.S. under student visas and we graduated and had 3 United States citizens daughters. We returned to Pakistan but because we had American children we were targeted. Went to Mexico with all family and called Mr. Mondragon. He told me asylum would be difficult, but under circumstance we had a shot. He told me how parole worked but we ran the risk of being detained while asylum was pending. We went to bridge with all 3 children and wife. Mr. Mondragon met at bridge. Request asylum. At bridge they hold us wife and I and put children in foster because my relative did not arrive in time to pick them up from out of state. Mr. Mondragon was willing to take children while brother arrived but immigration did not allow. We spent one month in custody and Mr. Mondragon helped our children in court in foster care, got us out, and reunited us. He transferred the case to out of state where were living with relative. Mr. Mondragon came to where we were, presented evidence, testimony (he had prepared us for hearing), and over prosecutors objections, our asylum was granted. Now we are living legally in the United States. We had talked to other attorneys of asylum, but almost all said it was impossible. Mr. Mondragon said it was difficult but not impossible under "social group." And guess what, he was right. Thank you Mr. Mondragon.
11/18/2014
By: Luis R.
Law Office of Orlando Mondragon
This attorney helped me out of a big problem. I was charged with felony tampering government records. At the time I was married to a US citizen. Mr. Mondragon got me out of criminal detention. He drafted his proposed plan of action and prevented immigration from taking me to detention. He reduced the offense to a misdemeanor and told me it should not affect me. We went to the interview and he submitted the paperwork. A couple of days later, I received a notice that I needed a waiver for the misdemeanor conviction because it was a misrepresentation. Mr. Mondragon told me they were wrong and that if we did the waiver we were accepting they were right and that my waiver would probably be denied because there was no hardship to my wife. i.e. no minor kids, no medical issues, recently married. He filed response to there request for the waiver and filed his argument. Four weeks later I get my legal status and no waiver needed. He resolved my criminal case and immigration case and everything worked out great. I think if I would of stayed with my criminal attorney he would jeopardized my immigration because he wanted me to plead to something quick to get me out of custody. Mr. Mondragon got me out fairly quick and looked out for my best interest. Best immigration attorney in town.
11/04/2013
By: almarci
Law Office of Orlando Mondragon
This attorney helped me and my 2 daughters. I was detained and Mr. Mondragon got me a bond and I got out. I had an application from my sister that was filed a long time ago. Immigration was trying to deport me, but Mr. Mondragon cancelled my deportation. He also transferred my case to the state I was living in. He told me to get a lawyer over there to complete getting the papers for me and my daughters. I went to different attorneys and all of them told me I could only get papers for me and my youngest daughter because my other daughte was over twenty-one. I asked Mr. Mondragon, and he really wanted to help me. He told me the attorneys were wrong. He did all the paperwork and his concern was my oldest daughter as there was a deadline. He filed all the paperwork for us and I obtained my green card first, followed by my oldest daughter, then my youngest daughter. He did all the paperwork and explained the process. My oldest daughter's case was confusing, but he was right. At the interview, the person told my daughter that her application was the first time he ever seen that, but that Mr. Mondragon was right and that it would probably be approved and it was approved. Thank you Mr. Mondragon.
06/10/2014
By: Esau R.
Law Office of Orlando Mondragon
Best attorney. My case has a long history, but I will be brief. I was resident convicted of a serious offense and placed on deferred probation. Mr. Mondragon fought it and after an appeal we won. After being released, I am revoked on my deferred on technical issues and immigration picks me up and charges me on a different reason for deporting me. Mr. Mondragon fights it and we loose in immigration and he takes it all the way to federal appeal court. During the time it was pending in federal, I was deported. Mr. Mondragon wins the federal appeal. I come back to bridge and immigration takes me in on another ground. Mr. Mondragon represents me in court and basically told the court and prosecutor, you can have 3 bites of the same apple. You lost your chances and he supported with the law. Needless to say, I was released. I spent a lot of time in immigration detention, but it was worth it. My family talked to other lawyers that said I did not have a chance and all are wondering how in the world I am still here. I gave them Mr. Mondragon's phone number.
04/25/2016
By: Abraham C.
Law Office of Orlando Mondragon
He is good. I was in custody facing deportation and had been deported in the past. While in criminal custody my parents talked to him because my great grandmother was a United States citizen. Other attorneys had told my parents that I was going to be deported again. My parents hired him and he explained the complications of the case and what we needed to prove. Before he submitted all the paperwork, immigration official had talked to me and told me that upon my release I would be deported and they showed me deportation paperwork. Mr. Mondragon filed the paperwork. He and my dad went to the interview and with the evidence and argument Mr. Mondragon presented we had to await the decision. The decision was pending a long time but upon completion of my sentence, immigration released me telling me that I was a United States citizen. I am only awaiting the certificate. Everyone said my case was complicated and almost impossible, but Mr. Mondragon did the hard work and got it done.
08/22/2013
By: irguien
Law Office of Orlando Mondragon
Great attorney. My husband had been denied his residency visa in Juarez and denial letter said that my husband was barred for 10 years without eligibility of a waiver. We talked to other attorneys and they just accepted the denial as valid. We talked to Mr. Mondragon and he reviewed the denial and our paperwork. He said we had a case if he could convince the consulate that they erred and that he was eligible for a waiver. He broke the case into to services convincing them that my husband was eligible for the waiver and then the waiver. In our presence, he sent an e-mail to the consulate explaing our position. Approximately 15 days later the consulate responds that based on further review he was eligible for a waiver. Mr. Mondragon completed the waiver and supporting documents and my husband was granted his residency. If we would of listened to other attorneys, my husband would still be in Mexico until 2022 waiting for his 10 year bar to run.
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04/14/2015
By: Leanna P.
Law Office of Orlando Mondragon
Mr. Mondragon is an excellent attorney whom you should contact for legal representation in either your criminal or immigration case. He is empathetic, thorough, direct and most of all - professional. Mr. Mondragon took time out of the end of his business day to review a family case and explained to me our options while providing legal information/recommendations based on some of his experiences. He did all of this without taking my case and spoke to me on his own time. Previously, I had spoken to approximately 5 to 10 lawyers, all from the El Paso area and received little to no information from them. That is not the case with Mr. Mondragon. If you live in the El Paso area and need legal help with your criminal case or immigration case, contact Mr. Mondragon. He is worth every penny and best of all is someone who has gained my respect and support. A huge thank you to Mr. Mondragon from Chicago, IL....
09/03/2013
By: gabriela.
Law Office of Orlando Mondragon
Great attorney. Mr. Orlando Mondragon and his whole staff helped me get my husband Visa, after he was depported in 2008. I started the immigration procces on my own. After a few years passed my mother recommended that I speek to an attorney. We started to seek online and by hearing others we found Mr. Mondragon. My husband was finally let back into the U.S. the begaining of August 2013. It was a very long journey but we couldn't do it without his help. He did almost all the paperwork and he never gave up on us. He was always there when I needed him or his staff. They are very responesable and understanding ready to help you at any time. We can never thank him enough for all his help. I would recommend him to anyone in the same situation. He is the best attorney.
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