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

Potential obstacles to obtaining American citizenship

Foreign nationals currently living in California who want to become American citizens will need to pass a formal citizenship test. The test is comprised of an English section as well as a civics section. If a person fails one or both sections of the exam, a retest will typically take place within 60 to 90 days of receiving the test results. It is important to note that passing the test doesn’t necessarily mean that an individual will be granted citizenship.

For instance, if a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, or USICS, official has to reason to believe that an applicant is lying, the application might be denied. This may be true even if a person did not intend to make a false or misleading statement. Those who have failed to pay taxes in previous years may be denied the ability to become a citizen until the issue is resolved.

Individuals who do not comply with physical presence or continuous residence requirements might find that their applications are denied. It is also possible that a case is continued while USICS officials obtain additional information about a person. Those who receive requests for more information are encouraged to submit their N-14 forms and requested information as quickly as possible by certified mail. Typically, applicants will have 30 days to respond to such a request.

Generally speaking, there are many steps a person must complete before he or she can become an American citizen. Therefore, it may be beneficial for those who are trying to become citizens to do so with the assistance of an attorney. Legal counsel may be able to help a person learn more about passing the citizenship test or what to do if a USICS agent asks for more information from that individual.


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.