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

Resolving Immigration Problems
In An Honest & Responsible Manner

What are residence and presence requirements for naturalization?

Immigrants in San Diego who are seeking citizenship in the United States must understand the various requirements that must be fulfilled for naturalization. Some are basic, but no less important. Residence and physical presence requirements fall into this category. Those who have all the other requirements but do not meet the criteria for residence and presence could find themselves unable to be naturalized.

With continuous residence, the applicant must show that he or she has resided continuously in the U.S. for at least five years prior to the application or that he or she resided continuously in the U.S. for three years if the person is a qualified spouse of a U.S. citizen. Continuous residence means that the person has maintained a residence in the U.S. for whichever amount of time is applicable based on the situation, either five years or three years. If a person is absent from the U.S., the process could be disrupted. An absence of more than six months but less than one year could affect the continuous residence requirement unless the person is able to prove otherwise. If there is an absence of one year or more, it might disrupt the continuous residence requirement.

With physical presence, the person must show that he or she was physically in the U.S. for 30 months of the five years before applying. The person, if it is a spouse of a U.S. citizen, must have been physically in the U.S. for 18 months within the three-year period prior to applying. The applicant must also show that he or she resided in the U.S. Citizenship and immigrantion Services district or state for a minimum of three months where the application for residency is being made before applying.

There are exceptions to these rules for those who were working abroad for the U.S. government; were contractors for the U.S. government; were part of a recognized American research institution; a public international organization; or an organization that was designated under the International Immunities Act. People who are planning to apply for naturalization should be aware of these rules. If there is a question or a problem related to this or any other citizenship issue, a legal professional experienced in citizenship can help.

Source: uscis.gov, “Continuous Residence and Physical Presence Requirements for Naturalization,” accessed on June 20, 2017


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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.