Chin was born in Malaysia and has been living in the U.S. since 1998. After arriving in the United States, Chin worked in restaurants for 10 years, where she had the opportunity to interact with people from many different backgrounds and cultures. Those interactions turned into her motivation for a career change, and she enrolled at the Community College of Philadelphia.
Chin graduated and earned an Associate’s Degree in Liberal Arts, Social and Behavioral Science Option with Highest Honor in 2011 and an Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies, APA Approved, with Highest Honor in 2012 consecutively.
Chin’s personal experiences as an immigrant to the United States and her interactions with people from diverse backgrounds give her the motivation to help those who are navigating the immigration process. She started as legal intern in 2012 at Nationalities Service Center and secured a permanent job at Gian-Grasso & Tomczak, P.C. in 2013 as paralegal. Currently, Chin is a full-time paralegal with Gian-Grasso, Tomczak, & Hufe, P.C.
Chin works closely with the firm’s attorneys on casework. She has experience preparing litigation cases and assisting with filings at USCIS. Chin has outstanding organizational and planning skills. Her attention to detail, focus and neatness are her strengths. Besides speaking English, Chin speaks Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin and several other Chinese language/dialect.
Areas of work:
- FBI/FOIA Records Requests
- I-130 Family-Based Petition (spouse, parent-child, child-parent
- I-485 Adjustments with I-485 Supp. A, under section 245(i)
- I-601 and I-601A Waivers of Inadmissibility
- I-589 Applications for Asylum, Withholding of Removal, and Relief under the Convention Against Torture
- Unaccompanied Minor I-589
- I-751Petitions to Remove Conditions on Residence
- I-821D Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (“DACA”)
- I-821Temporary Protected Status (“TPS”)
- I-918 U-Visa and certification
- I-360 Special Immigrant Juvenile Status with Adjustment of Status
- N-400 Naturalizations including cases involving criminal issues
- Immigration Bond Refund Requests
- Consular Processing
- Various types of I-765 Applications for Work Authorization
- EOIR-42A/EOIR-42B Applications for Cancellation of Removal
- Immigration Court Motions
- Evidentiary Filings