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Atty. Jean S. Tinsay

Atty. Jean S. Tinsay Atty. Jean S. Tinsay is a partner in the Law Firm of Chua Tinsay and Vega (CTV) - a full service law firm with offices in San Francisco, San Diego and Manila. The information presented in this article is for general information only and is not, nor intended to be, formal legal advice nor the formation of an attorney-client relationship. Call or e-mail CTV for an in-person or phone consultation to discuss your particular situation and/or how their services may be retained at (415) 495-8088; (619) 955-6277;

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Abandonment of US residence

JON and Kate own and operate a successful real estate business in California.  In addition to owning a beautiful home, they had acquired several homes and apartment buildings which they rented out.  In 2008, when the United States economy was … Continue reading

December 17, 2015

Government shutdown and your immigration case

The government shutdown which began on October 1, 20013 and continues on without an end in sight has worried many with immigration concerns. We have received numerous inquiries from clients anxious about the effect of the government shutdown on their … Continue reading

October 10, 2013

Consequences of criminal convictions on DACA applications

Jen was 10 years old when her parents brought her to the United States. When she was about to graduate high school and filling out her college applications, she was shocked and horrified to learn from parents that they were … Continue reading

August 01, 2013

DOMA and immigration benefits

The Supreme Court has finished hearing arguments in two cases regarding challenges to the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and is expected to issue a ruling in June 2013. Both cases involve same-sex marriages. DOMA was enacted by Congress in … Continue reading

April 10, 2013

Employer’s ability to pay in hiring foreign workers

An employer need not be a Fortune 500 company, have been in business for decades or employ dozens of workers in order to sponsor an alien to work for its company in the United States. While the bigger and more … Continue reading

December 19, 2012

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