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

Tips for having a successful U.S. immigration interview

Applying for a visa, becoming a permanent resident or naturalizing to become a United States citizen are all processes that typically require an interview. The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) conducts one-on-one interviews with prospective immigrants to ensure that they meet all of the necessary standards for entry into the country or a green card.

The idea of one conversation determining whether you can live in the United States or stay here may seem unfair or make you very nervous about your performance during that interview. Especially if English is your second language, you may worry about how answering incorrectly might affect your rights.

Thankfully, there are ways that you can prepare. The sooner you start getting ready for your immigration interview, the better your chances of proving yourself a viable candidate for a visa, a green card or naturalization.

Review your application documents

Many of the questions raised during an immigration interview will focus on gaps, errors or contradictions in the paperwork that you submit to the USCIS. The interviewer will ask questions to ensure they understood the paperwork and to ensure you didn’t lie.

Reviewing the papers to highlight areas where the interviewer may have questions can help you prepare by practicing answers to those possible inquiries.

Consider the type of interview carefully

If you want a fiance visa, much of your interview will likely focus on your relationship with the other party, while those hoping to become naturalized citizens will need to answer questions about Civics and demonstrate proficiency with the English language.

The USCIS does provide a vocabulary list for the language portion of the test and Civics questions that they might ask during naturalization interviews. Other questions, such as those about your personal  life, will require honesty and preparation but not necessarily studying.

Get help presenting yourself the right way

What you say will only be one part of what an interviewer notices. Your body language, facial expressions and clothing can also influence how they perceive you. Talking with others about the way that you behave during stressful times can help you better present yourself as someone whose presence in the United States would benefit everyone.

Learning more about what you can expect during an immigration interview will help you feel more comfortable as you prepare for a conversation that will have a profound impact on the rest of your life.


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.