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Atty. Dennis Chua

Atty. Dennis Chua Atty. Dennis E. Chua 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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DAPA rescinded

ON November 20, 2014, President Barack Obama announced that its administration will stop deporting certain undocumented parents of U.S. citizens and parents of legal permanent residents.  These individuals will also be allowed to get work permits to enable them to … Continue reading

June 22, 2017

Marriage while in removal proceedings

Individuals may be put in removal (deportation) proceedings for a number of reasons.  Some of them may have been put in removal proceedings for committing certain crimes. Others are in removal proceedings because they may have filed applications with the … Continue reading

June 01, 2017

Petitioning children of your spouse from a previous marriage

A STEP-PARENT may file an immigrant petition for a stepchild even without the stepparent having to legally adopt the stepchild.  However, before a stepparent may be able to file an immigrant petition for a stepchild, the stepparent – stepchild relationship … Continue reading

May 12, 2017

Failed relationships of fiance visa beneficiaries

One advantage in filing a fiancé visa petition is that the fiancé beneficiary will be able to enter the United States faster compared to a spousal immigrant petition to be filed for the fiance. Once the fiancé beneficiary enters the … Continue reading

January 05, 2017

Crimes that may affect your citizenship application

WHEN a legal permanent resident files for citizenship, one of the questions being asked of the applicant is whether the applicant has ever been convicted or charged with a crime.  Depending on the nature of the crime committed, a criminal … Continue reading

December 15, 2016

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