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Man Electrocuted While Installing Cable On Utility Pole

by Larry Margolis on April 2, 2019

The decedent, in this case, was electrocuted while installing fiber-optic cable on a utility pole. He was exposed to a 7200-volt current producing near-instantaneous loss of consciousness. See our Resents in Michigan Lawyers Weekly Vol 33, No. 21 March 25, 2019

Updated Deferred Action Guidelines.

by Larry Margolis on March 1, 2017

Source I. General Information for All Requestors A. What is Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals? Over the past several years, this Administration has undertaken an unprecedented effort to transform the immigration enforcement system into one that focuses on national security, public safety, border security and the integrity of the immigration system. As the Department of […]

Administration Releases New Enforcement Priorities

by Timothy Cretsinger on February 24, 2017

See the this memo for details into the new enforcement priorities.

Medical Marijuana Patients Cannot Smoke in their Vehicles in Public Lots

by Timothy Cretsinger on November 30, 2015

The Michigan State Court of Appeals says a car is private property but parking lots generally are open to the public, and that the state’s medical marijuana law prohibits use “in any public place.” Please read about the decision below: http://www.clickondetroit.com/news/court-no-immunity-for-michigan-medical-marijuana-users-who-smoke-in-cars-in-parking-lots/36712694?utm_source=WhatCounts+Publicaster+Edition&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=MiLW+DA&utm_content=Decided%3a+Medical+marijuana+users+can%E2%80%99t+smoke+in+cars+in+parking+lots

Michigan Sentencing Guidelines struck down in part as unconstitutional

by Timothy Cretsinger on July 30, 2015

The Michigan Supreme Court struck down the state’s sentencing guidelines in a recent decision (People v. Lockridge), stating in part: “We conclude that the rule from Apprendi v New Jersey, 530 US 466; 120 S Ct 2348; 147 L Ed 2d 435 (2000), as extended by Alleyne v United States, 570 US ___; 133 S Ct 2151; […]

Coming Soon – New Location in Ypsilanti, Michigan.

by Timothy Cretsinger on June 4, 2015

Margolis & Gallagher Law will soon be opening  a new office in Ypsilanti, Michigan. Stay tuned for details as they develop.

Temporary Protected Status Extended for Somalia

by Timothy Cretsinger on June 4, 2015

  WASHINGTON—Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson has extended Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for eligible nationals of Somalia (and eligible individuals without nationality who last habitually resided in Somalia) for an additional 18 months, effective Sept. 18, 2015, through March 17, 2017. Current TPS Somalia beneficiaries seeking to extend their TPS must re-register during the […]

Form I-90, Application for Resident Card is Now Available in the USCIS Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS)

by Timothy Cretsinger on March 30, 2015

    The Form I-90, Application to Replace Permanent Resident Card is now available in the USCIS Electronic Immigration System (USCIS ELIS). USCIS ELIS is an online, account-based system that allows you to submit and view certain immigration benefit requests and receive electronic notification of decisions and real-time case status updates. USCIS conducted a 72-hour […]

Washtenaw County population growing thanks to international migration | MLive.com

by Timothy Cretsinger on March 27, 2015

Immigration is doing good things for the Michigan economy. According to an economic forecast for the region, Washtenaw County could add more than 13,000 jobs by 2017, many of which will be high-paying jobs in the knowledge economy. To read more about this, please follow the bellow link:  http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/03/washtenaw_county_population_on.html#incart_m-rpt-2

Washtenaw County population growing thanks to international migration | MLive.com

by Timothy Cretsinger on March 27, 2015

Immigration is doing good things for the Michigan economy. According to an economic forecast for the region, Washtenaw County could add more than 13,000 jobs by 2017, many of which will be high-paying jobs in the knowledge economy. To read more about this, please follow the bellow link:  http://www.mlive.com/news/ann-arbor/index.ssf/2015/03/washtenaw_county_population_on.html#incart_m-rpt-2