Good Day New York is a morning television newscast airing on WNYW, a Fox owned-and-operated television station in New York City. Recently, Michael has appeared on Good Day New York to discuss his newly released book, Safe Haven in America: Battles to Open the Golden Door, which draws on nearly a quarter of a century of Michael’s practice in the immigration field.

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Michael, a former federal prosecutor and  the author of  also served two terms as the Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey (and recently became the Democratic mayoral nominee once again), 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.  In addition, Michael has testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation, and is internationally recognized for his successful representation of many defectors who have provided difficult to obtain national security information to the U.S. In addition to rotating his time between his four offices (New York City, New York,  Englewood, New Jersey, Miami, Florida, and by appointment in Los Angeles, California), Mr. Wildes is a regular participant on professional panels as well as a frequent commentator and legal analyst on network television and radio.

His firm, Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. was founded in 1960 by Senior Partner, Leon Wildes, Michael’s father, who is best known for his successful representation of former Beatle John Lennon in his deportation proceedings, the circumstances of which inspired legislation, documentaries, and books. As a niche firm, the multi-lingual staff of Wildes & Weinberg, has experience in 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, all temporary and permanent type visas, naturalization, and Form I-9 compliance and has been servicing the immigration needs of prominent American and International corporations, banks, industrial, financial and manufacturing concerns, as well as law firms in connection with the personnel needs of their foreign national employees.  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.

Last year, Rosanna served as moderator at Leon Wildes’ book warming where he introduced his memoir John Lennon vs. The USA which looks at his representation of former Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono in their struggle to remain in the United States, despite the concerted attempts of the Nixon Administration to deport them.

Feel free to reach out to Managing Partner Michael Wildes at Michael@wildeslaw.com to schedule a consultation or for media inquiries.

 

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