Surprise! You’re not a citizen.

Categories: Immigration Lawyer Blog San Diego

http://www3.signonsandiego.com/stories/2009/oct/09/american-nightmare/

This news story details the difficulty that one Canadian born San Diegan has had trying to establish his citizenship after mistakenly believing he’d become a US citizen 50 years ago.  Without proof of US citizenship or a greencard, Mr. Gould is now at risk of lossing both his Social Security benefits, and being deported to Canada.  As the article says, foreign born individuals should always verify their citizenship and keep detailed records.  Never just think your parents took care of it for you unless you have your own documentation.

–Danielle