Choosing to become a citizen of the United States is an important decision that can change your life. But, the process of Naturalization and the path to citizenship can be complex. For example, if it is handled wrong, citizenship can be denied, and, in some cases, it can result in deportation proceedings and the potential separation of families. The Gabriel Jimenez Law Ofﬁce in El Paso, Texas will do their best to keep that from happening and are a great resource for those individuals in search of a an El Paso, Texas Naturalization and Citizenship lawyer.
Dedicated to Immigrants and Their Families
The Gabriel Jimenez Law Office first opened in 2005 in Los Angeles, California where Gabriel Jimenez had practiced law for large and mid sized firms. Gabriel Jimenez himself was born in El Paso, Texas and raised in Chihuahua, Mexico. His ambition for higher education led him back to El Paso where he graduated from the University of Texas, El Paso with a Bachelor’s degree, earning high honors. For law school, he went west to the UCLA School of Law.
His experience beyond law school took him through an internship at the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office, and his positions at other firms brought him experience in civil and administrative litigation as well as immigration law. He represented a variety of clients, both individuals and corporate clients, but more and more he found himself gravitating toward immigration and nationality law. This became a major focus when he opened his firm in Los Angeles in 2005, and that focus only grew stronger when he moved his practice back to El Paso the following year to work in the border region, and dedicate himself to helping immigrants and keeping families together.
A Voice that Understands
Having lived in both Mexico and the United States, Gabriel Jimenez has a unique understanding of what is at stake when one of his clients is facing an immigration issue, whether they are applying for legal residency based on a family petition, fighting deportation, or trying to secure an employment based Visa.
“Gabriel Jimenez can help his clients understand the processes necessary to secure their citizenship in the United States. Being bilingual in English and Spanish, attorney Jimenez can break down the language barriers that may exist. This allows the Gabriel Jimenez Law Ofﬁce to be a bridge between two different cultures.”
The Path to Citizenship
For those who were not born in the United States or born to an American citizen while they were in another country, the path to citizenship is anything but a straight line. It requires the immigrant to go through a naturalization process. Before the process can even begin, the person attempting U.S. citizenship needs to live legally in the United States for five years, show the ability to read, write, and speak English, and show that they have a strong moral character and understanding of American Civics.
Before the process can even begin, the person attempting to obtain U.S. citizenship needs to live legally in the United States for ﬁve years, show the ability to read, write, and speak English, and show that they have good moral character and an understanding of American civics.
When a person feels ready to apply for U.S. citizenship, the experience is exciting and sometimes overwhelming. Not everyone is as prepared as they think they are. That’s why it is important to talk with an El Paso, Texas Naturalization and Citizenship lawyer before starting on the road to Naturalization. The Gabriel Jimenez Law Ofﬁce can review your case and identify any potential issues that may cause immigration ofﬁcials to deny your application for Naturalization. Making an appointment to talk about your case is important since you may be eligible to take the Naturalization exam in Spanish or your native language depending on how long you have been a lawful permanent resident.
In some cases, a child can apply for citizenship without having to go through the process of Naturalization. The Gabriel Jimenez Law Ofﬁce can explain to you how the Child Citizenship Act of 2001 may be able to help children become citizens automatically once they become legal residents.
The Gabriel Jimenez Law Ofﬁce is dedicated to helping immigrant families obtain their legal residency and their citizenship. Whether you are located in El Paso, Texas, or whether you live in other parts of the country or the world, the Gabriel Jimenez Law Ofﬁce may be able to help you. Contact the Gabriel Jimenez Law Ofﬁce today