Do brief departures from the United States interrupt the continuous residence requirement?

////Do brief departures from the United States interrupt the continuous residence requirement?
A brief, casual, and innocent absence from the United States will not interrupt your continuous residence if it was before August 15, 2012, and:

a. The absence was short and reasonably calculated to accomplish the purpose for the absence;

b. The absence was not because of an order of exclusion, deportation, or removal;

c. The absence was not because of an order of voluntary departure, or an administrative grant of voluntary departure before you were placed in exclusion, deportation, or removal proceedings; and

d. The purpose of the absence and/or your actions while outside the United States were not contrary to law.

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