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

Strict requirements for military to citizenship path

It seems as though immigration and citizenship issues are in the news a lot recently. One thing that has come up is how fewer military members are obtaining naturalization than what happened previously. This isn’t a new issue, but it is one that should be considered now by people who are thinking of trying to join the military in an effort to become a citizen.

Last year, news came out that due to new directives, a 65% drop in naturalization of service members had happened. Knowing the terms that must be met might help some people in the military and veterans to determine whether they are eligible or not.

Since Sept. 11, 2001, the nation has been in a period of hostility. This means that as long as you served honorably during this period, you don’t have to have a minimum of one year in service, so even if you were discharged early for medical reasons, you might be eligible for this program. You do still have to meet the 180-day minimum service requirement

You do have to be able to pass a security check to be eligible for citizenship in this manner. This is one of the reasons cited for the dip in the number or military-related naturalizations. As part of this, you have to have an N-426 completed. This must be signed by someone who is an O-6 or higher, which is a bit stricter than the pervious requirement that it was signed by someone in your personnel office.

People who hope to become naturalized in connection with their military service should learn about their rights and responsibilities in these cases. Trying to avoid any delays can help you reach your citizenship goal sooner.


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