Due to the current situation related to Coronavirus, and the State of Emergency orders from the governor of California, our office will continue to work behind closed doors. We will not see any clients in person.
If you have any questions please address them to us via email to [email protected]
To the extent possible we will try to accommodate telephonic appointments or consultations but we ask that you request them via e-mail. Our telephone number, (619) 291-1112, will continue to operate to the extent that the situation permits, but any appointments must be scheduled through e-mail. 
Thank you for your understanding.

Debido a la situación actual relacionada con el Coronavirus, al grado que nos sea posible, nuestro personal seguirá trabajando a puerta cerrada, no se atenderá a nadie en persona. 
En caso de tener alguna duda o pregunta favor de hacerla por correo electrónico a [email protected]  
Trataremos de llevar a cabo consultas migratorias telefónicamente. Pedimos solicite cita telefónica mediante correo electrónico. Nuestro teléfono, (619) 291-1112, seguirá operando al grado que nos lo permita la situación actual, pero cualquier cita se agendará por correo electrónico.
Gracias por su comprensión

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Citizenship and naturalization: What is derived citizenship?

Children of naturalized citizens may be granted automatic citizenship in the United States. This is known as derived citizenship. California residents who believe this applies to them may seek the assistance of an attorney with experience in citizenship and naturalization for the purpose of securing this status change. Of course, certain rules do apply.

When a permanent resident achieves citizenship, his or her children may be granted automatic citizenship as well if they meet all the necessary qualifications. These include that a child must have been under the age of 18 as of Feb. 2001 and that he or she was also a permanent resident at the time. To claim derived citizenship specifically through one’s mother, a child must have been born out of wedlock, a child’s parent’s must be divorced or the father must be deceased at the time the mother is naturalized.

If parents are married, and a child is still under the age of 18 as of Feb. 2001, he or she may still be granted citizenship if at least one parent becomes naturalized. In this type of situation, there must be proof that the child resides in the United States and that the citizen parent has legal and physical custody. Whether filing for citizenship through one’s mother or both parents, proof must be obtained to show that one meets all the necessary qualifications.

Citizenship and naturalization rules can be confusing, and obtaining proof that one qualifies for derived citizenship may not always be easy. However, it is worth the effort. An experienced immigrantion attorney can help individuals in California who believe that they qualify for derived citizenship obtain the appropriate documents needed to apply for and receive their citizenship certificates.

Source: New York Daily News, “Permanent residents who derive U.S. citizenship from parent’s naturalization must get proof“, Allan Wernick, Feb. 23, 2016

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Trump administration now wants to replace properly trained and experienced asylum officers with Border Patrol officers with 5 weeks training to conduct credible fear interviews. Quality and justice once again sacrificed for speed by Trump.

Jóvenes DACA en peligro.
Los jóvenes que se han visto beneficiados con el programa DACA se podrán ver perjudicados si no renuevan su DACA antes del fallo de la corte suprema de la nación que será en junio de 2020.
Lo recomendable es que se renueve dicho permiso aún si el permiso vence despues de la fecha del fallo de la corte que sera en junio de 2020.