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wildes & weinberg representing spouse of u.s. terror victim

Wildes & Weinberg is representing Frumet Teitelbaum, an Israeli national whose U.S. citizen husband, Rabbi Leibish Teitelbaum, was killed in the Mumbai terror attacks in 2008, Michael Wildes, Managing Partner, recently announced.

Ms. Teitelbaum was stopped by US Customs and Border Protection agents at Kennedy Airport after flying in from Israel on Feb. 5 to see her eight children, ages 2 to 14, who are staying with her husband’s family in Borough Park, Brooklyn. The kids, all American citizens, are being schooled in New York.

The treatment Ms. Teitelbaum received at the hands of U.S. immigration officials has has been covered in The New York Post, The Associated PressHamodia and is now receiving worldwide media attention.

“Nobody in her situation should be worried about legal affairs or papers, and should not be treated in this fashion. I have faith that the immigration authorities will do the right thing,” Michael Wildes said.

UPDATE: Through the pro bono efforts of our office, on July 15, 2010 Ms. Teitelbaum was granted lawful permanent resident status in the United States.

Letters of Condolence received from Presidents Bush and Obama and Senator Charles Schumer

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