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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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SCHOOL PROBLEM
hello mr. chung.my daughter here is in school without documents and doing very good,her last report card stated she is on the honor roll, she is in the 9th grade. at school this white boy is always troubling her and saying she must go back to her country cause he knows that she is here illegally and that he is going to call immigration, mr chung the boy is only assuming he does not know anything about her.please tell me what can be done about this,can they take her out of school just like that?thanks for your advice

By strebor @ fort lauderdale florida 

lottripple3@hotmail.com
Friday, January 20, 2006


 
OVERSTAYED
good day mr, chung, i came here in november of last year and got a 6months stay, my daughter 14 and son 21 are here from last july and now they have overstayed their visas,my daughter is in school.mr chung i have another son who is 29 and married to a citizen but are divorced ,however he has gotten his green through marriage from around 2002.please please tell me what can he do for me, people are telling me that he needs to go into his lawyer with my birth paper.i am here and really dont know what to do, my stay here expires in may and dont want to go back, what can he do to make me feel more comfortably than how i am now, oh i am from jamaica.thanks very much for your advice.
By audrey @ florida 

sueles3@yahoo.com
Friday, January 20, 2006


 
1 94
my chung they say for u to adjust status in the us u need a 194 form but canadians including myself cross the border all the time and do not recieve this form.do u know why this is and how can i prove i entered the us legally if i did not recieve this or any other form.
By felicia @ canada 


Thursday, January 19, 2006


 
filing apetition while in the army of another country
i am from jamaica and i am now serving in the british army.. i met my boyfrien (we are not yet married)while i was in the US for a week Dec 2005. problem is we wanna live together. i fiish my contract in 2009.What should i do to guarantee that i can go to see my boyfriend whenever i want without gettting married or even if married letting it seem like i want to forfit my career here.
By Sheryl @ england 

aldehyde@hotmail.co.uk
Thursday, January 19, 2006


 
What to do
Dear Shanna:

Marriage or a petition by your employer are the only possibilities based on the information in your mail.

good luck
By Law Offcies of Clairmont Chung @  

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Wednesday, January 18, 2006


 
What to do
Dear Shanna:

Marriage or a petition by your employer are the only possibilities based on the information in your mail.

good luck
By Clairmont Chung @  

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Wednesday, January 18, 2006


 
MADE LIFE
I WAS SENT FOR BY MY MOM WHEN I WAS 13 YEARS OLD IN ST.LUCIA. I NEVER RETURNED DUE MY MOM. I MADE A LIFE HERE SCHOOLING WORKING ETC. ITS HARD FOR ME CAUSE I HAVE AN EXPIRED VISA AND NO FAMILY IN MY HOME LAND. PRETTY MUCH MY LIFE IS MADE HERE. WHAT CAN I DO AS A 22 YEAR OLD WOMAN TO OBTAIN SOME FORM OF LEGAL STATIS IN THIS COUNTRY WITHOUT MARRIAGE OR ANY ILLEGAL FRAUD...... HELP PLEASE!!!!
By SHANNA H. @ united states, New york 

ariel_282002@yahoo.com
Tuesday, January 17, 2006


 
Jamaican Divorce
Staying Tuned, thanks a million
By Love Him but Unsure @ USA 


Sunday, January 15, 2006


 
Jamaican Divorce
All divorce records are kept at the Supreme Court in Kingston. However, there is a website that offers copies of these documents. Stay tuned to this site and I will share the website with you.

One love.
By Clairmont Chung @  

1 800 310 1121
Thursday, January 12, 2006


 
Shiane Moore
Shiane.
No one is permitted to overstay their time in the US. However, if you marry a citizen you are eligible for a waiver of that requirement. No guarantees. Get married and call an attorney.
good luck.
By Clairmont Chung @  

1 800 310 1121
Thursday, January 12, 2006


 
Step son
Candace

If you are a citizen, you can file a petition for your stepson.
By good luck @  

1800 310 1121
Thursday, January 12, 2006


 
jamaican divorce
Greetings sir

my boyfriend/fiance of 4 years travels to the US on visiting visa often. He recently says he divorced his wife in jamaica which took over a year to get a court date(dont know why) my question to you is how can I find out for sure his divorce actually took place, as he tried to convince me a couple years ago that it would not be a problem to marry since he was legally separated in jamaica. Of course I didnt do it then, and want to be assured that the divorce is final now.
By Love Him but Unsure @ USA 


Wednesday, January 11, 2006


 
marriage
mr chung if u marry a citizen of the us can u automaticly stay in the us or would u need to go back home first.i am in the us now and have not overstayed my time since i still have 4 months left.i plan to marry next month.
By shiane moore @ toronto 


Monday, January 9, 2006


 
problems
I will like to know how can I get my step-son to come to the US with out his mother. Some people told me to let his father marry her just so they can come up but I'm married to him. How do I get my step-son to come up from Guyana to the US with out being my husband having to get married to her.
By Kandasi @ Bklyn N.Y. 

sweetempiation@yahoo.com
Monday, January 9, 2006


 
Just Married
Hi Tara

Welcome to the site. No one knows the exact length of time the INS need to process these applications. Depending on your state of residence, it may take 6 to 18 months for your husband to join you in the US
By Clairmont Chung @  

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Sunday, January 8, 2006


 
Fiance with expired visa
Get married. File the petition for your husband/fianc. You left out some important information. However, a trained attorney can help.
Good luck

By Clairmont Chung @  

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Sunday, January 8, 2006


 
Abandoned petition
Lucien

This is a very interesting case. If your friend filed the original application before April 30, 2002, she may still have a chance to adjust, in the US, through her sons application. Whether this is so or not, her son may still file a petition for her. However, she may not be permitted to adjust in the US. All the facts need to be properly evaluated. Her husbands petition has probably been deemed abandoned. But she would have to investigate the status.

By Clairmont Chung @  

clairmont@muzikmedia.com
Sunday, January 8, 2006


 
How long
I just married my husband who lives in Jamaica in June 2005. I was
traveling to jamaica every month to see him but I was traveling on my
birth certificate. My question is I am now filing for him this month
how long will it take before he can come into the U.S.
By Tara @  


Saturday, January 7, 2006


 
Overdue Stay
My fiancee's visa has expired a long time ago before we met and we are now engaged to be married. What steps whould we take in order to get him straight so that we can pursue our lives together here in the states? We don't want to risk the chance of him being banned from here. Please help us so that we can get married as soon as possible.
Peace and blessings!
By lioness @ USA, NC 


Friday, January 6, 2006


 
can her son file for her
hello and a happy new year to u all. my friend had applied for green card through marriage and was called for the interview. she went to the interview but the pic she had was messed up so she was scheduled to go back for a second time. she did not go back the second time. this was in 1995. now she had gotten divorced and her son who is now a citizen would like to file for her but she is afraid because they had sent her a letter the first time telling her to leave the country. they had kept her i-94 from the interview. what can she do.
By lucien @ brooklyn, ny 

luchif@aol.com
Thursday, January 5, 2006


 
Other
Good Service
By Frank Johnson @ MA 

amp4862@iffsu.com
Thursday, January 5, 2006


 
Travel Outside of the US
Flones

I would not recommend travel abroad. Based on your submissions, I believe you are subject to removal. You may be able to overcome attempts to remove you, but you would need to supply more information about the length of residence in the US, the date of the offense, whether you have a family with children and so on.
You can apply for citizenship. However, you must be prepared for the possibility that the INS may seek to remove you from the US.
By Clairmont Chung @  

1 800 310 1121
Monday, January 2, 2006


 
traveling/citizenship
I was convicted of the distribution of marijuana, I served six months and three years probation. my probation is over and I want to know can I travel outside of the U.S.A. and be allowed back in the country.
Also, can I apply for citizenship?
By Flones @ Bronx, New York 

4mc4@sbcglobal.net
Saturday, December 31, 2005


 
Other
Good service
By Frank Johnson @ MA 

aqe2244@isd-media.com
Wednesday, December 28, 2005


 
Really "Impotant"
A move to Puerto Rico would not affect your eligibiity for citizenship. As you correctly stated, Puerto Rico is a territory of the US.
By Clairmont Chung @  

chungesq@aol.com
Wednesday, December 21, 2005


 
realy impotant !!!
i am a permanent resident for 2 yrs now.But you can only apply for ctzshp after 5 yrs correct? If i move to porto rico for two years for school will that 2ys affect my elegibility, since portorico is considered us territory or the cycle would start over fresh.

thank you for doing such a great job, im a fan mr chang
By D @ us, nj 

cyi8u@hotmail.com
Tuesday, December 20, 2005


 
Season's Greetings
Thanks to all who continue to view the show, visit our website, and make comments on and about the website. We are nothing without you. Continue to visit, make your comments, and and help us stay strong. All the best to you and your families for the new year. Tell a friend.

Blessed
By Clairmont Chung @  


Thursday, December 15, 2005


 
Conviction for Cocaine
Vanessa

We spoke, but this is for other viewers and readers with similar issues. Your conviction abroad probably appears in the FBI search. As such, you may be barred from certain jobs. I suggest you speak with an attorney in England about the possibility of expunging your record. Keep trying.

Good Luck
By Clairmont Chung @  

1 800 310 1121
Thursday, December 15, 2005


 
Other
Good Service
By Frank Johnson @ MA 

aja5423@iffsu.com
Monday, December 12, 2005


 
How can i have my record expunge?
I am having problem getting a job in pennsylvania and Delaware. In 1998 I was arrested for importation of Cocaine in England and for some reason I am having problem getting a job here in the United State, I am a citizen here but when I apply for a job I am denied. The question is What can I do to get a job to move on with my life.
By venessa @ Pennsylvania 


Monday, December 12, 2005


 
Is it Possible
Hi Neil

I believe your are talking about 170.55 a New York statute. You are eligible for relief: a very good chance of overcoming any attempt to deny you legal status. However, this area of law is very complicated and requires care. Even though the case is dismissed, it may still appear on your record as an arrest. First you must disclose the record rather than deny it and have the INS find it. Important facts include the time you entered the country. How long after your arrival this offense occurred?... Whether you have children or other close family members who are citizens etc.

good luck

By Clairmont Chung @  


Sunday, December 4, 2005


 
IS IT POSSIBLE?
i was arrested for sales and possession of less than a ounce of marijuana and the judge granted an 170.55 adjournment of contemplation of dissmissal with eight days community service, the case has been dismissed and i wasn't convicted or pled guilty, the case is now dismissed, i have a O2 work permit with my i-94 and in the process of filing my papers, can immigration penalize me for the arrest? and can this hinder me from obtaining a green card?
By neil @ U.S.A, CALIFORNIA 

kimmi-d@msn.com
Saturday, December 3, 2005


 
Fired
Martina:

We would need more information to evaluate your case. However, most states in The US permit employers to fire workers for any reason except race religion, national origin, sex and sexual orientation. If there is a union at your job, you may want to contact your union representative. Employers often give one reason for firing workers when the real reason may be race, sex and so on.
By clairmont chung @  


Thursday, December 1, 2005


 
Fired from my Job for no reason
Hello I need your help, please advise me on what to do. My boss fired me from my Job he claims that I stoled money, he never showed me any proof that I did anything like that. I asked him for proof and he can't give it, I think i was fired because my boss and one of the assistant managers did not like me. I moved on with my life try to find another job and forget about it but my co-workers told me that he said i admited to stealing the money that's why I never took action. I left it all in the hands of God because am innoscent I never stold from anyone in my life. I want to move on with my life but when i think of how he is rejoycing over that it hurts and I can't deal with it anymore can you please advise me on what to do.
By Martina @ USA 


Wednesday, November 30, 2005


 
How long bfeore you can apply for citizenship
If you received your green card because of marriage to a citizen, you can apply for naturalization after 3 years of marriage. You must still be married to the citizen/spouse at the time of your application. Apart from that, you must wait 5 years
By good luck @  


Tuesday, November 29, 2005


 
Permanet Resident
Doesn't a permanent resident have to wait 5 yrs to become a citizen because I only have 3 yrs livng here.
By Babara @  


Tuesday, November 29, 2005


 
Permanent Resident

The Law that applies to family based petitions states that the spouses of citizens are entitled to an immediate visa. The spouses of permanent residents are not entitled to an immediate visa. The work permit received by a citizens spouse is based on the immediately available visa. The spouse of a permanent resident has to wait until a visa becomes available and the waiting time varies from country to country. The permanent resident can also apply for citizenship at the appropriate time and then file the application.
I hope I answered your question. If not write me.

By Clairmont M. Chung @  


Tuesday, November 29, 2005


 
Permanet Resident Marriage
Can you tell me why when a US Citizen marries the wife/husband of that us citizen receives working papers when they legally enters the US and the wife husband of a permanent resident has to wait very long to at least get a work permit.
Please help me figure that out
By Babara @  

optimistiquequeen@hotmail.com
Tuesday, November 29, 2005


 
Wait time
Felicia
No one knows the wait time. Each case is different and assigned to different immigration officers with their own work rate and case load. However, you can remain in the US until your fiance becomes a citizen. But you are subject to deportation until then. However, once he becomes a citizen you are eligible for a waiver that permits you to adjust here in the US. You may also consider doing a fiance petition which allows you to come to the US but you must marry within 90 days.

Good Luck


By Clairmont Chung @  

1 800 310 1121
Sunday, November 20, 2005


 
marriage
I am a canadian citizen who is engaged to a american permanent resident and would like to know what is the average wait time to get a pemanent resident status? and is there any way for me to wait in the usa until he gets his citizenship?
By felicia @ canada 


Sunday, November 20, 2005


 
Language
Thanks for all the comments. We urge you to communicate with us in either English,Spanish or French

Thanks
By Clairmont Chung @  


Thursday, November 17, 2005


 
Petition for Spouse
AGreen

Yes. Your spouse can adjust here in the US.
By Clairmont Chung @  

973 242 3493
Wednesday, November 16, 2005


 
Naturalization
Am I correct in my understanding that you have to meet the 5yr residency requirement as a Permanent Resident along with other requirements to apply for naturalization. But if I stayed out of the country for over a year, but less than 2yrs. you get back 364 days towards your residency, and then you can also file your petition 3 months prior to meeting your residency requirement. So basically I only have to wait 3yrs, 9mos? So if i returned to the US Feb02 could I file my peitition for naturalization Dec05?
By aGREEN @ TX 

AMNC8177@YAHOO.COM
Tuesday, November 15, 2005


 
Petition for Spouse
I am a permanent resident who will be applying for naturalization within a few weeks. My husband entered the US with a valid passport/visa, but has overstayed the initial 6 month stay. Once I become a naturalized citizen, will I be able to file a petition for my husband, and he'll be able to get his green card immediately?
By aGREEN @ TX 

AMNC8177@YAHOO.COM
Tuesday, November 15, 2005


 
No hope
Dear Xfer
I need more facts to properly respond to your question. For example, did your friend enter the US legally? Are her parents citizens or residents? When did she enter the US? When did the parents file the petition? Your friend needs to contact an attorney
Good Luck

By Clairmont Chung @  

1 800 310 1121
Friday, November 11, 2005


 
Time to become a citizen
Jim
If you received your green card through marriage to a citizen or service in the US military, you must wait 3 years to apply for citizenship/naturalization. However, you must remain married for the 3 year period. All others must wait 5 years.

By Clairmont Chung @  

973 242 3493
Friday, November 11, 2005


 
Is there no hope
i have a friend who came to the U.S a few years ago just like me but for some reason my fathere did everything rite so i had my green card an recently my citezenship. But my friend however, her parents were unable to how do you say(set her up correctly) so time for her to get her papers have passed she is no longer under 18 so her parents cant help her is there anything she can do besides marry (again) to try an get her papers
any info would be much appreciated
thank you
By Xfer Success @ USA,NY 

Pdotc@optonline.net
Thursday, November 10, 2005


 
question
how long does it usually take for a green card holder to become a us citizen?
By jim @ usa 


Wednesday, November 9, 2005


 
Legal Info
TP

I appreciate your compliments and look forward to your continued support.
By Clairmont Chung @  

1 800 310 1121
Monday, November 7, 2005


 
Deportation

Me from Wisconsin

Write to the INS. You may request the status of your ex-husbands petition if you knew his green card number or have any of the letters from the INS. Most likely your ex husband will be deported. If you still feel afraid, contact your local police. Otherwise, I would not worry about it. He probably wanted you to sign the application to remove the conditions. If he could prove he was the victim of violence, he may be able to petition, on his own, for removal of the conditions. However, on the facts you described, his success is remote.
By Clairmont Chung @  

1 800 310 121
Monday, November 7, 2005


 
visa lottery
when i go on the immigration websites isnt jamaica one of the countries who are banned from playing the lottery ??
By sher @ usa 

flexy_b31@hotmail.com
Sunday, November 6, 2005


 
DEPORTATION
hi i am a us citizen who was married to a belizean. he became abusive and i called the police on him, he went to jail and they gave him probabtion. about a week later he calls the police on me and fabricate this story that i tried to cut him with a sword, in which they arrested me for! his status was he had a conditional green card and we were due for our 2nd interview to take the conditional stay off. before he called police on me, i withdrew my petition and went through with the restraining order on him. i know we were due our interview soon and he asked me to sign some paper for him, i told him no i was not getting myself into no mess! he got upset, took the paper and left. i do not know if he has forged this paper or not and i cant remember specifically what paper this was. if i can recall it was something about the interview and me adjusting his status. how can i find out if he has forged this paper or not? and would he still be here legally at this point? the conditional card and his work permit expired. also, what laws does ins have regarding physical abuse for foreigners marrying us citizens? i know i have read about the foreighners and physical abuse my us citizens, but where are our laws????? oh, and he also broke his probation and went to jail. i did divorce him, but i want to have no part in ANY ins ILLEGAL business! i did recieve several calls and a few letters from ins in repsonse to letters and copies my restraining order to them. but i do not know what has happened after that.
By ME @ USA, WISCONSIN 

JUNKMAIL53187@SBCGLOBAL.NET
Saturday, November 5, 2005


 
Fantastic
You give great advise keep up the good work
Your client:)
By tp @ usa 

nichols45499@yahoo.com
Friday, November 4, 2005


 
Receipts
Ayana

By 'receipts' I believe you mean 'Notices' from the INS. If the INS schedules an interview with you, then they have acknowledged your applications and you don't need to show proof of 'receipts': except the notice to appear for your interview. Send them a change/confirmatiion of address.

Good Luck


By Clairmont Chung @  


Friday, November 4, 2005


 
Anatasha
No one knows how long these applications take to process. Your friend gave a good guestimate.

Good Luck
By Clairmont Chung @  


Friday, November 4, 2005


 
receipts
hello Sir i got married last febraury to my Us Citizen husband but never recieved my reciepts from immigration I had to go via an info Pass to get letters to recieve my work permit will there be any problems when i go in for my interview if i nevr recieved my receipts from immigration at my address .. i recieved other information at my address but not my receipts thank you for your responds in advance
By ayana @ miami 


Thursday, November 3, 2005


 
immigration
i am living in jamaica, but is married to an U.S. citizen,he started filing for me about a week ago. how long will the entire processtake?
i was told by a friend it takes 6-8 months is that true?
i relly need to know help!
By anatasha fearon @ Jamaica 

sweettash459@hotmail.com
Thursday, November 3, 2005


 
GREAT HELP
MR CHONG, I JUST RECENTLY RAN INTO THIS WEB SITE IF I SHOULD PUT IT LIKE THAT.

AND YOU ARE A BLESSING TO THOSE PEOPLE,YOU WILL ALWAYS PROSPER.
I ALWAYS VISIT THIS WEB TO LISTEN TO YOU OH, YOU REALLY MAKE ME KNOW A LOT MAY JAH BLESS YOU.
By X-CLUSIVE @ NY 


Friday, October 28, 2005


 
Anxious wife
There isn't much you can do. You could write and request an early interview date. Nothing is guaranteed.

good luck
By clairmont chung @  


Thursday, October 27, 2005


 
advice needed
Marriage to a citizen appears to be the only option available
By clairmont m chung @  


Thursday, October 27, 2005


 
Husband
I am in the process of filing for my husband in Guyana. It's been about a year and he is almost at the point where they send him the letter for the interview. I wanted to know, being that I am going for New Year's, if there is anyway I can have them expedite the process when I go so I can bring him back. And what I would need to take with me if I wanted to attempt to do this.
By Keisha @ NJ 

orielshay1@hotmail.com
Thursday, October 27, 2005


 
Advice needed
Hi there I have been in the US for 3 years now I have no identification (the new york state's i.d that is)no social security number. My visa just recently expired.(still have my I94) Its been very tough for me trying get through the system. I know that my options are very limited but where do I stand?

By dave @ new york 


Wednesday, October 26, 2005


 
change of status
that should be 'in depth review' ha ha ha.
cheer up
By Clairmont M. Chung, Esq. @  


Thursday, October 20, 2005


 
change of status
The easy solution would be to get married. Any additional comments would require a more in debt review. A petition filed by a citizen spouse would solve your problems. You could also look into sponsorship by an employer as a skilled employee.
By Clairmont M. Chung, Esq. @  

973 242 3493
Wednesday, October 19, 2005


 
 
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