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

What are the pros and cons of obtaining dual citizenship?

The reasons that an individual may wish to retain the citizenship of two different countries can be varied. One common reason is to more easily take up residency in other places. Others pursue dual citizenship because it gives them access to a host of government-run social programs.

Whatever the reason you may be considering dual citizenship, it’s important to remember that there are many legal responsibilities and residency requirements that come with the territory. For example, everyone who retains American citizenship is required to pay taxes on all income, whether generated here or abroad.

The U.S. government has never really taken a stance on dual citizenship over than to say it doesn’t formally recognize it. Even so, plenty of Americans enjoy the benefits of it.

Instead, in the eyes of the U.S. government, one of its citizens must explicitly take steps to demonstrate the desire to relinquish American citizenship. This does not take place simply by moving to another country.

If an American wishes to renounce one’s U.S. citizenship, he or she must take an oath in front of an authorized federal government official. If an American citizen serves in the armed forces of a country hostile to the U.S., attempts to overthrow our government, or commits treason, then this may jeopardize one’s citizenship as well.

If you were born abroad and wish to qualify for dual citizenship with the U.S., then you can do so through your parents if they’re U.S. citizens. If you personally were born in the U.S., but to natives of another country, then you may qualify for dual citizenship also.

You may be eligible for dual citizenship if you became a naturalized U.S. citizen without renouncing your original citizenship. You may also obtain dual citizenship if you became a citizen of your native country once again after becoming an American.

There are stiff penalties dual citizens may face if they fail to meet their tax and other legal obligations as required by U.S. law. A San Diego citizenship attorney can advise you of the many other responsibilities associated with becoming an American citizen.

Source: FindLaw, “Dual Citizenship,” accessed March 23, 2018


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