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.
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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.
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.