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asylum granted for ecuadorian father of three whose application was filed three years late

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. successfully secured asylum status on behalf an Ecuadorian father of three despite his application being filed three years late. April 2019.

Wildes & Weinberg was victorious in court today and asylum was granted, after three years of litigation, for a deserving man from Ecuador. The father of three bravely fought police corruption in his home country when his property was seized by the police, and he was unlawfully arrested, extorted, threatened, and beaten.

Despite the fact that he filed his asylum application three years late, Managing Partner Michael Wildes explained that “we were able to prevail in this challenging case before Immigration Judge LaForest. Our victory was due in no small part to the incredible work of the American Immigration Council. They secured a nationwide injunction in the Mendez Rojas v. Johnson class action lawsuit in the 9th circuit, permitting late-filed asylum applications for detained individuals because of our government’s failure to provide uniform asylum-filing procedures and adequate notice of the one-year filing deadline. Another satisfied client.”

For the past 59 years, the law office of Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. has  concentrated its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration needs of prominent American and International firms, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns and law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees.  In addition, we have a distinguished clientele and have done substantial immigration work for performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents.

Despite difficulties currently being encountered in dealing with U.S. immigration authorities, Wildes & Weinberg has  maintained an extraordinary track record for success for its cases.  In addition, the firm’s  multilingual  staff is known for its experience and special expertise in processing each foreign national’s case with nothing less than the highest level of professionalism. 

Today, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg, maintains offices in New York City, New York, Englewood, New Jersey,  Miami, Florida, and a presence in Los Angeles, California and continues to maintain its stellar reputation in the field of U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law.

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