Due to the health risks posed by the Corona Virus tragedy, our office is following the directives of the governor of California in order to minimize the risks to our staff, our clients and our community. Our office will continue to operate fully, as it has thus far, observing our normal schedule, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. We will continue to schedule appointments to meet with clients and will do this via ZOOM or Telephone only.

If you would like to schedule an appointment with any of our lawyers or staff members, please do so by calling our office at 619-291-1112. You can also contact us via e-mail at [email protected]

Thank you for your understanding.


Debido a los riesgos para la salud planteados por la tragedia del Virus Corona, nuestra oficina está siguiendo las directivas del gobernador de California para minimizar los riesgos para nuestro personal, nuestros clientes y nuestra comunidad. Nuestra oficina seguirá funcionando a pleno, como lo ha hecho hasta ahora, cumpliendo con nuestro horario habitual, de lunes a viernes de 8:30 a.m. a 5:30 p.m. Continuaremos programando citas para reunirnos con los clientes y lo haremos solo a través de ZOOM o por teléfono.

Si desea programar una cita con alguno de nuestros abogados o miembros del personal, hágalo llamando a nuestra oficina al 619-291-1112. También puede contactarnos por correo electrónico a [email protected]

Gracias por su comprensión.

Resolving Immigration ProblemsIn An Honest & Responsible Manner

Once achieved, can citizenship be taken away?

Getting through the immigrantion system can be rough. In order to achieve citizenship, immigrants in California and elsewhere will go through an extensive review process that can take time, may be confusing and does not always yield the desired results. For those who do finally achieve their citizenship, there is valid concern about that status being stripped from them down the line.

Like it or not, citizenship can be taken away after it has been granted. Does this happen often? No. In fact, it is considered to be very rare. There are certain grounds for denaturalization, though, all of which immigrants should probably be aware.

If a person, who is not a natural-born citizen, is found to have violated the terms of his or her citizenship, he or she will likely be asked to leave the country. What are the official grounds for denaturalization? A few include:

  • Falsification/concealment of facts
  • Membership or association with terrorist or other subversive groups
  • Dishonorable discharge from the military

The denaturalization process is started after a complaint is filed against a naturalized citizen. This individual will be given approximately 60 days to answer the complaint. The decision to take away a person’s citizenship is not taken lightly — a high burden of proof is required before this action is taken. Those who have achieved naturalization, whether they live in California or elsewhere, can seek legal assistance in fighting any accusations of citizenship violations. If denaturalization is ordered, these individuals will also have the ability to appeal such decisions and seek approval to remain in the country.

Source: FindLaw, “Can Your U.S. Citizenship Be Revoked?“, Accessed on Sept. 16, 2015


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