My name is Jose Luis Salazar. I am a sworn walking testament that Mr. Pascual Madrigal and his office will not give up when things gets tough.
After legally living in the United States since the age of three, I was ordered deported for a non-aggravated charge when the immigration laws changed in 2001. Along with many others I've been deported multiple times since. I truly lost my way. I hated what my life had become but lived for the moments that put a smile on my face because I knew it was inevitable that I would be locked up and deported. I did catch other little charges here and there in the process but that's because I just didn't care about life anymore. I'm Sorry but no one's perfect. There were plenty of times that I wished I would just die. Feeling the agony of being stripped from my loving family was something I never thought would happen to me. Just thinking about the pain that I caused my family is enough to bring me tears right now as I write this. Not having a light at the end of the tunnel makes it that much easier to get lost in the darkness.
I thought this was going to be my life forever. Just trying to make it until I was arrested again, face federal time for the charge of illegal re-entry, get deported then attempt to cross the border successfully. If I made it then try my best to not give any cop the reason to ask my name because that would've been the end of my freedom. In a sense I was never free just moving freely. This was the vicious cycle that made my life a living nightmare.
This is how Mr. Pascual Madrigal saved my life along with the blessings of God.
May 2nd of 2012 was the last time I was incarcerated. Shortly after my family hired Mr. Pascual Madrigal and his elite office. After wasting 14 months of my life in federal custody for the second time I was moved over to immigration custody in Pearsal Texas. This is when the real fight started. Exactly one week later I was transferred to Newark New Jersey. The office went into overtime to get me back to Texas but I.C.E didn't want to move me back. After 11 months in Newark New Jersey my final court date for my immigration case came around. Mr. Pascual Madrigal flew to New Jersey but Unfortunately my case was reset because I wasn't transferred to court that day. On the next teleconference court Mr. Pascual Madrigal fought with the judge to return me to Pearsall Texas and achieved just that. Finally after 14 months and endless courts I was granted cancellation of removal on February 10th 2016. In the blink of an eye my life changed for the best.
In total it was a very grueling 45 month process of heartaches and stress. There were plenty of times I felt like losing hope but I kept my faith strong. Please don't let the amount of time I was detained discourage you. I had a very complicated case.
So if you're looking for a office that will fight for you till the end even if you are shipped to the other side of the country. You found the right one.
- Jose Luis Salazar