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lawful permanent residence finally granted

Managing Partner Michael Wildes is pleased to announce that the firm has secured lawful permanent residence for our client, David E., whose case was caught up in the immigration court system for close to four years. 

Our client David came to us after spending more than three years stuck in the immigration court morass with another attorney. His individual hearing wasn’t scheduled to occur for over a year, and he thought it might get pushed off again, which created a lot of problems for him and his wife. More than anything, they wanted some finality, so that they could plan their lives.

Wildes & Weinberg took over the case and immediately got to work. We got Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s attorney to agree to recommend David’s case be approved. We took that commitment to the judge and asked him to push up our client’s individual hearing, which would be a mere formality to approve his green card case. David came to us in early 2022 after several years of frustration, and before the end of May his case was approved and him and his wife were elated.

Our results were due to our dedication, persistence, competence, and reputation. When ICE and the judge saw what we had, they knew this was an easy case.

Wildes & Weinberg continues to help our clients not just get where they’re going, but fast. For immigrants frustrated with delays, we know how to get things done, whether that’s lawsuits, motions, or cutting red tape through our knowledge of the system.

Wildes & Weinberg was founded in 1960 by Senior Partner, Leon Wildes.  Nearly three quarters of a century later, the firm continues to concentrate its practice in all aspects of U.S. immigration and nationality law, servicing the immigration requirements of prominent American and International firms, banks, industrial, financial, and manufacturing concerns, as well as law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees.    

In addition, the firm has a distinguished clientele and has done substantial immigration work for performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents. Most notable was Leon Wildes’ successful representation of former Beatle John Lennon and his artist wife, Yoko Ono in their deportation proceedings, the basis of which has inspired legislation, and has been portrayed in films, plays, and literary works worldwide.  Some of the firm’s other distinguished clients include scholar Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks (z”l), as well as soccer icon Pele, Master Chef Jean-Georges and Former First Lady Melania Trump and her family.

Michael Wildes, the firm’s Managing Partner, is also currently serving his fourth term as Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey,  is the author of Safe Haven in America: Battles to Open the Golden Door (which draws on over a quarter of a century of his practice in the immigration field),  is an Adjunct Professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, and serves as Counsel to Lincoln Center and several international/corporate law firms.

Despite difficulties currently being encountered in dealing with U.S. immigration authorities, the firm has maintained an extraordinary track record for success in its cases. The firm’s litigation group has expanded its efforts in filing Mandamus Actions and other Actions in Federal Courts throughout the nation.

In addition, Wildes & Weinberg’s multilingual staff is spread throughout its offices in New York City, Englewood, New Jersey, Miami, Florida, and Los Angeles, California (by appointment only) and are known for their experience and special expertise in processing each foreign national’s case with nothing less than the highest level of professionalism.

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