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CAN I MAINTAIN MY LEGAL PERMANENT RESIDENT STATUS IF I AM OUTSIDE THE U.S. FOR AN EXTENDED PERIOD OF TIME?

 Legal Permanent Residents face numerous restrictions or limitations related to travel outside the U.S. A permanent resident may lose his/her “resident” status if he/she travels outside the U.S. and remains without permission for a continuous period of more than 180 days, or if he/she travels outside the U.S. multiple times for extended periods of time even if each period is less than 180 days. If a person remains outside the US for more than 180 days, his residence is presumed to have been abandoned.

THE MAGNA LAW GROUP WELCOMES NEW IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY, XI YANG, TO OUR TEAM!

We are delighted to add a wonderful new member to our legal team.  Xi Yang holds legal degrees from top law schools in both the US and China.  She is bilingual in English and Chinese and will be joining our immigration team.  While Xi will assist with any immigration cases we take on, she will be a particular asset to our Asian clients due to her language skills, her cultural knowledge, and her knowledge of the American and Chinese legal system. 

LA PRODUCER PURSUING THE MAGNA LAW GROUP FOR POTENTIAL DOCU-REALITY SHOW

Our firm has been filmed for a casting reel for a potential documentary-style reality show. National networks are apparently interested in the concept of a group of young, attractive women being so unusually successful in the often antiquated and stuffy legal world. For three days cameras were following us and filmed interviews with clients who consented in having their stories heard. 

BUCKLEY COUNCILMAN FACING CHILD SEX CHARGES RELEASES STATEMENT THROUGH HIS ATTORNEY TANJA VANCE

THE NEWS TRIBUNE

POSTED BY STACEY MULICK ON SEPTEMBER 16, 2011 AT 5:53 AM

A Buckley City Councilman accused of child sex crimes released a statement denying the allegations against him late Thursday.

The statement from Randy Reed, released via email through his attorney Tanja Vance, read:

For the past several weeks I have cooperated fully with Pierce County Prosecutors in their effort to investigate these serious but unfounded allegations.

I am innocent of all charges. I deny all allegations. I intend to defend myself, and expect to be fully exonerated.

71 LAKE WASHINGTON BOATERS ARRESTED SUNDAY FOR BOATING WHILE INTOXICATED

During Seafair Sunday, 71 boaters were arrested for boating while intoxicated, including two men who were arrested for operating the same boat at different times.

By Seattle Times staff

During Seafair Sunday, 71 boaters were arrested for boating while intoxicated, including two men who were arrested for operating the same boat at different times.

A driver of a boat was stopped about 1:30 p.m. and the Renton man was arrested for investigation of boating under the influence, or BUI, according to Trooper Julie Startup, a spokeswoman with the Washington State Patrol.

MAGNA LAW GROUP HAS GONE NATIONAL!

We now offer Immigration Services throughout the United States. We have attorneys throughout the US that assist our clients with their immigration needs. We proudly offer the same intimate and dedicated customer service to our out-of-state clients as we provide at our headquarters in Seattle.

Our TOLL FREE NATION NUMBER is: 1(888) 788-6896

DUI CASES IN JEOPARDY BECAUSE OF POSSIBLE RUBBER STAMPING

The internal investigation into the alleged mishandling of dozens of drunken-driving cases by Seattle police could jeopardize prosecutions if the credibility of the officers is called into question, according to defense attorneys.

By Steve Miletich

Seattle Times staff reporter

The internal investigation into alleged mishandling of dozens of drunken-driving cases by Seattle police could jeopardize prosecutions if the credibility of officers is called into question, according to defense attorneys.

APPEALS COURT RULES AGAINST ARIZONA LAW

The New York Times
By MARC LACEY
Published: April 11, 2011

PHOENIX — The United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled against the State of Arizona on Monday and let stand a lower court decision blocking the most contentious parts of the state’s immigration law from going into effect.

The decision calling the provisions unconstitutional was a victory for the Obama administration, which argued that the law interfered with the federal government’s authority over immigration. Two judges ruled against Arizona, and one dissented in part from them.

DUI RECORD CAN KEEP YOU BARRED FROM ENTERING CANADA

 

Having a DUI on your record can get you banned from visiting Canada, where drunken driving is a felony, and you'll have to wait at least five years and complete lengthy paperwork to be considered for admission.

Seattle Times staff reporter

USCIS IMMIGRATION FEES INCREASE ON NOVEMBER 23, 2011!

 

Fact Sheet: After Public Comment, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Announces Final Rule Adjusting Fees for Immigration Benefits

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) today announced a final rule adjusting fees for immigration applications and petitions.

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LAUNCH OF SISTER LAW FIRM, GERMAN DUAL CITIZENSHIP,LLC, WHICH SPECIALIZES IN HANDLING BEIBEHALTUNGSGENEHIGUNGEN (BBG)
We are excited to introduce you to our newly launched sister law firm, German Dual Citizenship, LLC. This national company was specifically founded to assist German citizens in obtaining dual
WITH CONGRESS DIVIDED, OBAMA TO GO HIS OWN WAY ON IMMIGRATION
Washington (CNN) -- With Congress mired in dysfunction over immigration, President Barack Obama says he'll do what he can to sidestep the legislative logjam. One possibility: using presidential
NEW DATA SHOW MORE THAN HALF A MILLION IMMIGRANTS GRANTED DACA
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) posted new Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) statistics on Thursday, revealing that over 550,000 individuals have now been granted DACA.