Questions Answered by Peter Munsing

Q: My boyfriend is from India and wants to come visit will it be a problem for him to get visa? He is Muslim.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Oregon on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Visitor visa should not be a problem assuming he has a clean record.

Q: How long are immigrantion bonds taking lately? I won my asylum case, and it’s been 10 months since I sent the receipts.

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Congratulations! If you had an attorney ask the attorney. If not it makes sense to get a consultation from a member of AILA or a certified immigration specialist if California has one, or with HIAS , LIRS, JRS or similar refugee agencies that are non-profit and can give you help.

Q: I got a std while studying in the US. It affects me enormously physically and psychologically. Can I apply for asylum ?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Virginia on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Sorry, but asylum is for those under thread of death or serious violence from a foreign government and similar issues. Having a disease isn't grounds for asylum.

Q: Will green card application be rejected and my SO deported??

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Illinois on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Because marriage has obligations you don't necessarily want to get married just because you can't afford to travel.

The Immigration service will look skeptically at the relationship leading up to the marriage so if you marry and he has to go ask yourself seriously are you prepared to go with him?

I strongly advise you to get (without him at first) a consultation with a member of AILA or an attorney who is certified as an immigration specialist under the Pennsylvania Court...

Q: What can i do if i dont have the date my dad became a citizen when im filling for citizenship.

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for New York on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
See if your mom has copies of any old passports,or if she can recollect where they were living when he converted etc. She can probably get the information if your dad's becoming citizen had anything to do with her.

Maybe an uncle, aunt someone in the family can intervene.

Q: What happens when someone overstays their tourist visa length in the US?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for North Carolina on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Then or now? Then, usually nothing. Now---could be problems. You may be better off leaving, then returning properly. If they catch you & toss you you'll have problems getting in. Suggest you contact an attorney who is a member of AILA or a certified immigration specialist by the Pennsylvania Courts.

Q: How soon after I drop out of school will I lose my student visa?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Maryland on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
You have 60 days after your course ends. If you drop out it won't be more than 60 and may be less. Consider not dropping out, epecially if you've paid the tuition and room and board.

Q: US citizen mom in 2009. Son was 13 yrs old and now 22. Can he apply us passport w/o naturalization?

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for California on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
I'm getting the idea he wasn't yours? How did he get here? Short answer is without knowing more, no. Did he register for selective service? If not why not? If he did did the registration get bounced? A lot depends on who came in when, is he your child, who is the dad, etc etc etc.

Q: Is it safe to travel with expired conditional greencard and the receipt that indicates my status is extended for 18 mo.?

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Iowa on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Travel overseas, as an Iranian, on a card that hasn't been reissued? From one of the six banned countries? Sorry, you are looking at possibly being held, if not excluded on your return trip. What you need to do is speak with an attorney--they should be a member of AILA or have an immigration specialization certification from the Pennsylvania Courts.

https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/06/27/us/politics/trump-travel-ban-effects.html

Q: RENTAL REINBURSEMENT

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law and Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Your car rental under your policy is only for the period when they have not paid you. It ends at that period. If you have 1700 in coverage, they will pay whatever your max is per day toward your bill.

By the way, responsibility under an auto policy continues from the time of the wreck. For instance, if you were hurt and need to see a doctor, even when your policy is cancelled they have to pay under it. However if your policy is gone you have to give the rental place new insurance or be...

Q: What does it mean when my car insurance says it has an 'insurance guaranty'?

1 Answer | Asked in Personal Injury for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Depends on the section it's under. I don't want to speculate.

Q: What to do after obtaining proof of US Citizenship?

1 Answer | Asked in Immigration Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
you need to get your base hospital records. Your record may also have been registered with the service and /or the consulate under your dad's name. If the divorce happened when you had returned to the US, for that transit you would have had a passport, or at least a travel document. For that check with the department of state.

A good place to start may be your dad's service record. You may need to file an FOI.

Somewhere there is a support group for children of US personnel....

Q: Can someone I stayed with as a guest demand rent at a later date?

1 Answer | Asked in Contracts and Landlord - Tenant for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
He can ask. That doesn't mean you are obligated. There was no agreement as terms hadn't been discussed and accepted. Just politely say "that was never discussed. I'm sorry you feel that way but I don't see that I owe that." leave it there. I assume you have all your stuff out and are in a different place. At this point if he wants to try he can take you to small claims, but as long as you respond to his case and show up he wouldn't get the rent on the facts you gave.

Do not get into...

Q: Insurance company won't cover rental car because I declined this option on original policy. what are my options?

1 Answer | Asked in Consumer Law, Contracts and Insurance Bad Faith for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
rental isn't something they have to reopen. You can ask your agent but otherwise you will need to get yourself either a rental or pay a friend to use their car and see if there's a way you can insure it or get a hail damage special.

Q: My mother remarried, she recently died. My stepfather is saying that his attorney told him he does not have to go to

1 Answer | Asked in Estate Planning for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
If there is a will it should be probated. Ask for the name of his attorney; tell him if he won't tell you you hate to do it but you'll have to hire one. If the 401k has someone else as beneficiary he can't change that. Assuming you are all adult, then her will governs. He can't play keep away. Another way is to force it --if you have an older will see about probating that then he'll have to provide the newer will. But you all really need to see an attorney who handles estates in the county...

Q: The father of our grandson moved out of PA to Montana with our 2 year old grandson. He failed to notify court / mother

2 Answers | Asked in Family Law for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Under the new Act 21 you have certain rights but moving to Montana verges on a hostile act to the extent it makes the youth inaccessable. Just because she's in prison doesn't mean she has no rights. As you have the other sibs, then you have a significant say but you need, as the other attorney said to get a consult with an attorney for the county out of which the custody etc were arranged.

Q: My son was 17 got a old truck an was in a wreck his fault lady was hurt I have insurance can I be sued over my policy

2 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
As a co-owner --or even owner--you aren't automatically liable unless you knew your son had some safety issue (besides being a young male). The insurance on the truck covers him unless he had a separate policy.

The attorney on the other side isn't looking for your assets but insurance. You may be asked if you have homeowners that has an "umbrella" but most don't cover car crashes anyway.

Q: We have a friend who would like to move here from Canada. What does she need to do to move here and find a job?

2 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Indiana on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Pretty simple--get hired by a company willing to get her in under an H1 or similar. Suggest best bet is work with a company up there who has offices or even an HQ down here. However if she doesn't have skills sufficient to show there are no US citizens meeting her qualifications that may be difficult.

However, at 20 she may not have a degree yet, so I don't think it will be that easy. She is more likely to be able to come in as a temporary worker, think summer help, but that also...

Q: is a US passport enough as proof of citizenship. My joint sponsor lost his naturalization certificate?

3 Answers | Asked in Immigration Law for Georgia on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Yes but he should start looking for his naturalization cert because as long as people are talking about looking back....... a passport may not be enough ...for him!

Q: I was issued a warrant for failure to respond to a ticket I never received. Can I fight this

2 Answers | Asked in Traffic Tickets for Pennsylvania on
Answered on Nov 3, 2018
Peter Munsing's answer
Look at the address on your license. If it's different from your present address and you didn't give your new one to the cop, they used the one you had on file and if you didn't do a change of address they will, and can, send all the mail to where your license was. If that is the case they may remove the warrant but will want to see you in. If that is the case IMMEDIATELY change your address. Depending on the ticket, I would say get at least a consult from an attorney who handles violations for...

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