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The Law & You
 
Law & You


 
 
Law & You #216
Muzikmedia introduces to you Ms Joan O. Pinnock, Ms. Pinnock, Esq. an Immigration attorney for the past ten years tells us of the increase in prices for the US citizenship.

 
 
Law & You # 217
Crimes and Relieves available from deportation

 
 
 
Law & You Questions or Comments
 
 
 
 
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Dismissed/expunged assault on a female Charge
In the year 2000, I was charged with assault on a female. The charge was then voluntary dismissed by DA. Last year I petition for expungent because despite the dismissal the charge was still on my court record. So last october the expungement went through. So my question is, will this affect my green card application being married to American citizen?
By Tim @ U.S.A. North carolina 

tzfinest@yahoo.com
Thursday, March 23, 2006


 
What shall I do?
My boyfriend of 5 years lives in Jamaica. He was once married to an american lady that refuses to give him a divorce. She tells him that she is going to make his life miserable. What can be done in Jamaica to file for divorce? Or on my end. Please advise. Need help
By Princess @ Charlotte, N.C. 

greekvrumoosa@yahoo.com
Wednesday, March 22, 2006


 
???????????????????????????/
mr.chung,how can one go about an extension on their 6 months visa,my 6 months will be up in may.is that possible?where do i have to go to get my time extended.please advice me about such,your response would be very grateful to me.thanks.
By sue @ philadelphia 

sueming@hotmail.com
Wednesday, March 22, 2006


 
overstayed
i have a 5 year old son,who came to the us with me and is know enrolled in schoo and wish to take him back to the cariibbean with me,will it also be held agaisnt him in the future if he wishes to return to the us.thank you.
By tee @ atl 

taje97@aol.com
Wednesday, March 22, 2006


 
Stealing a pair of Jeans
Family in Distress

Get a certified disposition of the case from the court. Disclose the incident on your application and whenever asked. One incident of shoplifting should not cripple your boyfriend's chances of obtaining a green card.

Good Luck
By Clairmont Chung @ 973 494 0710 

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Friday, March 17, 2006


 
One Thing That I Could Say Is
You guys write just like some infants. Anyway ya'll need to make a rough draft of writing then the final draft. Catch up catch up on your literacy skills. The train is moving. I can suggest something that might be beneficial. Actually I am a high school student. sometimes I read a book, You can do the same as I, just do it ?
By Hot dog @ Canada 


Friday, March 17, 2006


 
FAMILY IN DISTRESS
DEAR, MR CHUNG I AM A WORRIED MOTHER,MY SON IS NOW MARRIED IN THE USA TO A NOW CITIZEN HE JUST GOT CAUGHT OF PETIT THEFT WILL THEY LOCK HIM UP OR DEPORT HIM OR WILL THAT STOP HIM FROM GETTING HIS GREEN CARD HE STOLE A PAIR OF JEANS
By TASHA @ YONKERS,NY 

MADDKUTE2006@YAHOO.COM
Tuesday, March 14, 2006


 
curious
The short answer to your question is yes. A citizen child can file for a mother. However, the waiver for overstaying is discretionary. Nothing is guaranteed. Seek competent counsel to review all the facts of the case. I hope I satisfied your curiousity

Good Luck
By Clairmont Chung @  

chungesq@hotmail.com
Tuesday, March 14, 2006


 
curious
hello mr.chung. can a son file for his mother while she is here on an overstayed visa?thanks for your response.
By busty @ florida 

bustybill@hotmail.com
Monday, March 13, 2006


 
Red Fowl

You can file for divorce here in the US. But most states require you be a resident for, at least, 6 months to a year. If your husband is willing to sign as having received the complaint for divorce, you may not have to publish in the newspapers. You may call my office at
973 494 0170

By Clairmont Chung @  


Monday, March 13, 2006


 
Overstayed
Dawn Marie

All of your fears are possible results. However, if your husband files a petition for you, a waiver may permit you to remain during the process. Contact an attorney.

By Clairmont Chung @  

973 494 1070
Monday, March 13, 2006


 
Overstayed I 94
I came to the united statesto visit my husband who is a US citizen the middle of dec 05, my due date back was the end of dec 05. I am still in the US and nearly 3 months past my allowed date, Im a Canadian Citizen and due aug 3rd, my husband wants to petition for me to stay here but i am worried will be denied because i overstayed.. would they still approve it or can they send me back or could i be even banned?
thank you kindly
By Dawn @ Louisiana,usa 

dawnmarie83@hotmail.com
Monday, March 13, 2006


 
confused
hi mr chung,iam from jamaica where i was married but unfortunately me and my husband could not get along so i decided to leave him and come to the states,i have now overstayed on my visa.i would like a divorce,please tell me how i could go about this,where i can go,how long is it going to take to get the divorce,do i have to publish anything in any papers,is it going to cost me a lot of money to get this done.please mr chung i would really apprciate your answeres and advice.let me know if i can call yu and talk to you otherwise. thanks very much.i really need to move on with my life and get straighten out.
By reds @ pennsylvania 

redfowl@yahoo.com
Saturday, March 11, 2006


 
Paternity test
Hi Andrea
I need more information on this case. For example the age of the child is crucial and the details of her last name and the time spent with her adoptive family. I suggest you call for an appointment or speak with a qualified attorney.

Good Luck

By Clairmont Chung @ 973 494 0170 

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Saturday, March 11, 2006


 
paternity test
My niece was filed for by her adoptive father(she was not legally adopted, but was given his name etc.. Her final documents were sent to Ja. She went back to submit them after she was here for about a year. Now they want a paternity test. This will not prove her case, so she is stuck. Any advice? She was living in New york.

By Andrea Thompson @ USA, New Jersey 

roctom28@hotmail.com
Friday, March 10, 2006


 
Irish MOC

Once your petition is approved you may travel but only in an emergency: death of a family member etc. The INS usuall approve petitions within 90 days. However, after your first interview and if successful, you may travel with all the freedom as any other green card holder.
I know nothing about Ireland's immigration and labour law and cannot advise your friend.

Good Luck
By Clairmont Chung @ 973 494 0170 

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Thursday, March 9, 2006


 
Concerned with Friend in JA
Concerned you need to send your friend a letter of invitation. S/He must take that into the consulate in Kingston in order to obtain a visitor's visa. Your friend would need to show evidence of intent to return to Jamaica. This may include a job, ownership of a home or business, a family, and so on.
Good luck and I'm sorry about the time it took to get back to you.
By Clairmont Chung @ 973 494 0710 

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Thursday, March 9, 2006


 
Overstayed
If you wish to return home, you can do so at anytime. Uncle Sam would not mind. However, this could be held against you in the event you wish to return to the US at a later date.
By Clairmont Chung @ 973 494 0170 

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Thursday, March 9, 2006


 
Criminal charges and citizenship
Dropped charges means you were not convicted of a crime. This would not affect your citizenship application. However, you would need a disposition from the court to indicate the final outcome.
By Clairmont Chung @ 973 494 0170 

chungesq@hotmail.com
Thursday, March 9, 2006


 
Entertainment Visa
No. Your cousin's entertainment visa and SS# was for a limited time and only for work in the chosen field of entertainment. Attending school would require a student visa or someone to petition for your cousin as spouse of other immediate family.
By Clairmont Chung @ 973 494 0170 

chungesq@hotmail.com
Thursday, March 9, 2006


 
Worried Mom
if your son is s citizen. he can petition for you. You may want to get an extension onm your visa so as to remain in status.
By Clairmont @  


Thursday, March 9, 2006


 
MOC
Hiya, I just found your website and I have found it very helpful so far. I was just wondering, if I get married to a US Citizen, how long do I have to stay in the USA before I can leave to return home for a visit? Also I am an Irish Citizen and the US Citizen that wants to marry me would like to be able to get Working Status in the UK, do you know how one would go about doing that?

By J @ ireland 

sportsmad69@hotmail.com
Tuesday, March 7, 2006


 
CONCERNED
GOOD AFTERNOON MRCHUNG. I HAVE A FRIEND IN JAMAICA AND I WANT HIM TO SEE HOW FORIGN LIFE IS BUT I DONT WANT TO MARRY HIM. I JUST WANT TO KNOW IF IT IS DIFFICULT TO RECIEVE A VISA AND HOWLONG WOULD HE BE ABLE TO STAY.
By RACINE @ NJ 


Friday, February 24, 2006


 
overstayed
ive overstayed in the us almost a year,is it a problem if i wish to back home because things are not working out,how i would like it?
By tee @ atl 

taje97@aol.com
Tuesday, February 21, 2006


 
entertainment visa
my cousin came here on a entertainment visa..and he has ss number and he works but can he go to college here??
By cookie @ new york,ny 

nseandy@yahoo.com
Tuesday, February 21, 2006


 
Eviction in NYC
Mr. Chung, I have a tenant in a CO-OP apartment in Manhattan who isn't paying the rent. I would like to take posession of my property, without collecting any back payments. Is this something that your office deals with?
Helpless in North Carolina
By Jeanette Marks @ Durham, North Carolina 

jenniecolumbia@msn.com
Tuesday, February 21, 2006


 
citizenship
I am asking about an arrest i had about 4 years ago. It was a fight between me and my sister, the charges were dropped could that affect me getting my citizenship? By the way i am a green card holder.
By Jf @ NY 

jjd4065love@yahoo.com
Monday, February 20, 2006


 
worried mom
hi mr.chung,this is angela,about my son and his green card. ok, suppose my six months is not fully up as yet, say sometime in may, is there something he can do for me like now?
i appreciate your quick response.i am already married from back home.
By angela @ philladephia 

angela_3@yahoo.com
Monday, February 20, 2006


 
Can a green card holder file for a parent
Hi Angela@yahoo

Because you overstayed, your son's petition for you would not survive. There is no waiver for a person in your situation. Your best bet would be marriage to a citizen. But nothing is guaranteed.

Good luck
By Clairmont Chung @ 973 494 0170 

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Monday, February 20, 2006


 
Can a green card holder file for a parent
Hi Angela@yahoo

Because you overstayed, your son's petition for you would not survive. There is now waiver for person in your situation. Your best bet would be marriage to a citizen. But nothing is guaranteed.

Good luck
By Clairmont Chung @ 973 494 0170 

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Monday, February 20, 2006


 
Engaged and confused
No one can predict the time any application would take. However, you could file a petition now as a fiancee. That may get him here sooner. Or you can marry and then file.
By Clairmont Chung @ 60 Park Place Suite 1104 

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Monday, February 20, 2006


 
I-94
BLESSINGS MR CHUNG.MY SON IS HERE WITH A PERMANENT GREEN CARD.I AM HERE ON AN OVERSTAYED VISA,CAN HE FILE FOR ME ALTHOUGH I HAVE GONE OVER MY 6 MONTHS?I STILL HAVE MY I-94. IS IT STILL NECESSARY?THANKS FOR YOUR ANSWERE.
By ANGELA @ PHILLADELPHIA 

ANGELA_3@YAHOO.COM
Sunday, February 19, 2006


 
Engaged and confused
Hello Mr. Chung.
I just have one question. I am a born U.S. citizen who is engaged to a jamaican. We plan to get married soon, how long will it take to file and get him to the states?
By Tia @ U.S. MA 

Tunce20@comcast.net
Sunday, February 12, 2006


 
confused
The answers to your questions depend on the different banks or DMVs. Every bank may not accept the international drivers license. You could probably get a tax ID number from the IRS. This is different from a Social Security number.

Good Luck

By Clairmont Chung @ 973 494 1070 

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Saturday, February 11, 2006


 
price of marrage for legal status
thanks for the answer ,scared the piss out of meh,neva knew that so serious,anyway thanks for the clearification
By @  


Wednesday, February 8, 2006


 
confused
hi mr.chung. i was here on a visitor visa,my time has now passed.i have an international motor vehicle license.is it true that i can take it to the bank to open an account without they asking for social security number?
i am here working and needs to save me some money.i know i should not be working, but mr. chung i have to work to survive.oh, can i get a drivers licence without the social security number too. i am in pennsylvania
By audrey @ pennsylvania 

audrey_a@hotmail.com
Wednesday, February 8, 2006


 
remaining in the us
if u marry someone before they become a us citizen is there any way in which you can remain in the us legally till they become a citizen and you are entitiled to a visa number?on average in nj how long does citizenship take ? thank you.
By @ nj 


Wednesday, February 8, 2006


 
price of marriage for legal status
Covenience marriages for legal status are illegal and can result in a jail term of up to 5 years and/or fines of $20,000. So the price may be more than you want to pay.
By Clairmont Chung @  

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Tuesday, February 7, 2006


 
Arrested

Yes it appears that removal is the likely result, unless the appeal is successful or the law changes. Your husband's comviction is considered an agravated felony. There are no waivers for aggravated felons.
By Clairmont Chung @  

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Tuesday, February 7, 2006


 
price of marrage for legal status
what do you think is a good price for a marriage of convience to get yuh papers from immigration.
By @  


Monday, February 6, 2006


 
Arrested
I am an amer. citizen married to a jamaican. He came here legally in 2000 but overstayed his time. We got married in 2003. We have 2 children together. We started the paper work and my petition for wife was approved. The problem is he was arrested for a gun charge which is over but while this case was going on they accused him of a robbery, he went to trial for that and lost he was found guilty of robbery 1--which the lawyer plans on appealing- my question is where does he stand with this charge is it definite deportation--
By cheryl @ new york  

facwhitehead@hotmail.com
Monday, February 6, 2006


 
Expungement update
If your record is expunged, you should have an order signed by a judge saying your record is expunged. If your charges were dismissed, you still need to expunge the arrest. You may not loose your current job because of an arrest, but you could be denied opportunity because of an arrest.

Good Luck
By Clairmont Chung @  

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Thursday, February 2, 2006


 
Marriage to a citizen
No one knows the real time taken to process these applications. Each application is different. Depending on your city of residence, your application may take 6 months to 2 years. Your husband can file for your children. The older child needs to have her case evaluated separately.

Good Luck

By Clairmont Chung @  

1 800 310 1121
Thursday, February 2, 2006


 
Fiance Visa
Belizeanhotty

I need to research something before I reply. Remind me if you do not here from me soon.
By Clairmont Chung @  

1 800 310 1121
Thursday, February 2, 2006


 
Expungement Update
Greetings Sir
It's me again. I have looked into my documents and noticed the p.c. 1203.4, which is the apparent expungement code. I was told my case was dismissed, is this the same? Also how can I find out if the record was actually expunged? An employer once ran my record and said they saw an arrest on my record but was dismissed, how can I find out exactly what the situation is? From what I know, if a case is expunged, you can say no when asked if ever arrested on a private employer application.
By Plain Ol Citizen @ USA, Florida 


Thursday, February 2, 2006


 
NEED HELP
HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU MR.CHUNG.YOUR SITE IS VERY INFORMATIVE,PLEASE CONTINUE TO PROVIDE US WITH YOUR GOOD SERVICE.I AM SUPPOSE TO MARRY A US CITIZEN BUT I NEED TO KNOW HOW SOON WILL I GET THROUGH WITH WHAT I AM SUPPOSE TO HAVE AND HOW SOON CAN I ADD MY KIDS ON ,AGES 22 AND 15,MEANING FILING FOR THEM, WE ARE ALL HERE ON VISITOR VISAS AND HAVE OVERSTAYED.THANKS VERY MUCH FOR YOUR ADVICE.
By SUELES @ NEW YORK 

SUELES@HOTMAIL.COM
Thursday, February 2, 2006


 
Fiance Visa
Hello, I'm trying to get my fiance to come to the US so we can get married. I understand all the conditions of the application. I just want to know if it's going to be easier to do that or will it be easier and faster if we get married first? Also, I cannot file the Fiance visa as yet because it's been more than two years since we saw each other. Can I still submit it without problems?
By Shar @ FL 

belizeanhotty@msn.com
Saturday, January 28, 2006


 
I-94
No. If you entered illegally, att the moment, there is no opportunity for remaining in the country during the adjustment process.
By Clairmont Chung @  

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Friday, January 27, 2006


 
i94
you left me hanging. Is there any other way of getting around leaving the us???
By @  


Friday, January 27, 2006


 
illegal entry
i 94

You appear to have a problem. Illegal entry usaully means you have to leave the country before you could adjust to permanent resident .

peace
By Clairmont Chung @  


Thursday, January 26, 2006


 
permanent resident
Nicole
You need to get married and file for you citizenship: Not necessarily in that order. There may be other facts missing: your boyfriends status may have restrictions.


good luck
By Clairmont Chung @  

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Thursday, January 26, 2006


 
i 94
I came to the usa without a i 94. I came from jamaica to canada (farm worker) and cross over to the usa. I am about to marry a us born. i am concern becuse i feel that i will have to go back to jamaica. Please advise me.
By arty @ bx, ny 


Monday, January 23, 2006


 
i 94
I came to the usa without a i 94. I came from jamaica to canada (farm worker) and cross over to the usa. I am about to marry a us born. i am concern becuse i feel that i will have to go back to jamaica. Please advise me.
By arty @ bx, ny 

artfulady@hotmail.com
Monday, January 23, 2006


 
Permanent resident
HI, my boyfriend is here in the States on a Student Visa. I'm a Permanent Resident so if i wanted to file for him, how would I go about doing so?
By Nicole @ Florida 


Monday, January 23, 2006


 
Expungement
Ole Citizen

Anyone smart enough to use this free service is Ok with me. Further, we welcome all people even the 'ole'. lol.
Anyway, even dismissed charges need to be expunged. They appear on your record as an arrest and even though, some employer's may ignore an arrest, some may not.
By Law Office of Clairmont M. Chung @  

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Monday, January 23, 2006


 
US Born Citizen
Mr. Chung
I enjoy your commentary and stumbled across the video about expunging your records. My question for you is, what if you had a previous case turned over and dismissed, it still remains on your record, do you still need to expunge it to not have to mention it on employment applications? I see you are versed in the foreign laws but can you help a plain ole citizen like me out? Thanks


By Plain Ol Citizen @ Florida, USA 


Monday, January 23, 2006


 
what to do?????
hello mr chung, my daughter was married to a us citizen,gotten her green card but somehow it did not work out so they got a divorce, me and my other 2 children ages,22 and 15 came up and overstayed on our visas.we still have our 1-94. please tell me 1.what my daughter can do for us.2.what kind of lawyer she must go to.3.what paper works she needs from us.4.how long is this going to take. i am a very hard working woman and where i am working they underpay me cause they know i dont have any papers.i want for me and my other children to be free to work,go to school without any problems. thanks very advice would be very appreciable.could you recommend her to a lawyer she is in largo,florida
By jamdung mom @ florida 

realwoman@yahoo.com
Saturday, January 21, 2006


 
Tina from Cayman Island

Your sons hosts need not worry since the bill is in your sons name. For your son, the worst case scenario is that the hospital obtains a judgment against him in the amount owed. However, it would be very difficult for them to collect. We at Muzikmedia do not encourage our readers and viewers to ignore their debts. Pay it when you can.

By Law Offices of Clairmont Chung @  

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Saturday, January 21, 2006


 
Ande from Philly
Worried Mother

Your son needs to file for citizenship. Only then could he file a petition for you. If you overstay the time permitted you may not be eligible for any benefits. Call and set up an appointment for further consultations.

By Law Offices of Clairmont Chung @  

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Saturday, January 21, 2006


 
Strebor in Florida

Every child has a right to an education without regard to immigration status. Local school boards have no authority to question a minors immigration status. I suggest you file a complaint, beginning with teachers and escalating to the principal and school board, if not satisfied.

By Law Offices of Clairmont Chung @ 1 800 310 1121 

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Saturday, January 21, 2006


 
Felicia from Canada


If you are Canadian, this requirement would not apply to you. However, persons from other countries who entered the US through Canada need an I-94.Call my office with other questions.
Good Luck

By Law Offices of Clairmont Chung @  

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Saturday, January 21, 2006


 
Sheryl from England

I see no reason why you cannot travel back and forth from England to see your boyfriend during the time your petition is pending. However, if successful you would have to show continuous residence in the US before you receive citizenship. Further The US would not usually grant citizenship to someone serving in a foreign army. If your boyfriend files a petition immediately, the earliest you would be eligible for citizenship is 2009: perfect timing. By then you would be out of the army.
Call my office for any additional legal services.

Good Luck

By Law Offcies of Clairmont Chung @  

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Saturday, January 21, 2006


 
$$$$$$$$$$ NONE WHATSOEVER
GUIDANCE TO YOU BRO CHUNG, MY SON WAS VISITING WITH FRIENDS IN THE US AND END UP IN THE EMERGENCY FOR STOMACHE PAIN,THEY DID A LOT OF TEST ON HIM AND EVERYTHING WAS OK. ANYWAY THE BILL CAME TO THE FRIENDS HOUSE FOR OVER $3,000 WHICH THEY CANT AFFORD AND I DONT HAVE THAT KIND OF MONEY NEITHER MY SON. PLEASE TELL ME WHAT ACTION CAN BE TAKEN WHEN NO MONEY WILL BE PAID.NO ONE HAS INSURANCE EITHER. THANKS FOR YOUR TIME.THE FRIENDS ARE WORRIED KNOWING THAT HE HAD FURNISHED THEIR ADDRESS TO THE HOSPITAL.
By TINA @ CAYMAN ISLAND 

TINYTOT@HOTMAIL.COM
Friday, January 20, 2006


 
WORRIED MOTHER
HELLO MR CHUNG, MY SON IS HERE ABOUT 10 YEARS NOW, HE GOT MARRIED TO A US CITIZEN,SOMEHOW THE MARRIAGE DID NOT WORK OUT,HOWEVER HE GOT HIS GREEN CARD SOMETIME IN 2002.HE WAS ON BEFORE THE COURT AND GIVEN PROBATION,EVERY THING IS OK NOW, MR CHUNG.WHAT I NEED TO KNOW IS IF HE CAN DO ANYTHING FOR HIS MOTHER WHO IS HERE 5 MONTHS NOW AND DONT HAVE ANYTHING BUT MY 1-94
By ANDE @ PHILLADELPHIA 

BABYBLUE@YAHOO.COM
Friday, January 20, 2006


 
 
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