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michael wildes meets with shomron (samaria) leader and palestinian arab leader

Managing Partner Michael Wildes meets in the firm’s New York City office with Shomron (Samaria) Mayor Yossi Dagan and Sheikh Abu Khalil from Ramallah, who have come to the United States together in a joint delegation to talk about economic cooperation and fighting BDS. March 2019.

Mayor Dagan is a key figure in Israel’s decision-making circles and considered the most prominent and one of the most conservative voices of the Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.  Sheikh Abu Khalil, is also considered a very significant Arab leader and a religious Judge (Kadi). The men share a vision of economic peace and coexistence – particularly in the industrial zones of Judea and Samaria, areas targeted for boycott by the BDS and other organizations.

Wildes & Weinberg is a boutique law firm specializing exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law and was founded in 1960 by Senior Partner Leon Wildes, whose best-known accomplishment was his successful representation of John Lennon in his widely publicized deportation proceedings, the circumstances of which have inspired several films, books, and documentaries.

Today the firm, which has offices in New York City, Englewood, New Jersey,  Miami, Florida, and by appointment in Los Angeles, California, services a distinguished domestic and international clientele and covers all areas of U.S. immigration law, including employment and investment-based immigration, work permits, permanent residence for qualified individuals, family-based immigration, asylum applications and all temporary and permanent type visas.

In addition to his full time job as the firm’s managing partner, Michael was also recently re-elected for a third term as the Mayor of Englewood, NJ, was appointed to the District Appeals Board of the Selective Service System for the State of New Jersey, was a member of the New Jersey Governor’s Blue Panel on Immigration, and has been a guest lecturer at many distinguished forums and institutions including Yale University, New York University, Brooklyn Law School, and The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, where Michael is an Adjunct Professor of Business Immigration Law. 

Furthermore, Michael is also of counsel to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and two international/corporate law firms. A former Federal Prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn (1989-1993), Michael has testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation, and is a frequent participant on professional panels and commentator on network television and radio with regard to US immigration law, employer sanction work and compliance.

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 and 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. 

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