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

Rights and responsibilities of permanent residents

While you are a permanent resident, what you do can have an impact on your ability to become a citizen. You do have rights and responsibilities to think about so that you are sure you are making the best decisions for your needs.

Some of the responsibilities you have include obeying all laws, including local, state and federal, and registering for the Selective Service if you are a male who is 18 to 26 years old. You also have to pay all applicable taxes and ensure that your immigration status is up to date. You have to keep your permanent residency proof on you at all times and report any changes of address within 10 days.

In exchange for handling your responsibilities as a permanent resident, you have specific rights. You can own property here, children can attend public schools, you are free to live anywhere in the country and you can hold down a job. You can apply for specific benefits like Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Social Security or Medicare. Another benefit is that you can apply for a driver’s license in the state in which you reside. It might also be possible for you to travel outside of the U.S. and come back in. You might also be able to apply to have visas for your unmarried children and your spouse.

Once you are able to apply to become a citizen, you should continue to walk the straight and narrow path. You also have to ensure that you can pass the tests that come with this. There are many things to consider, so make sure you have a clear plan that will help you meet your goals.


We are open Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., and we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express.

For our clients’ convenience we offer English and Spanish speaking services.