leon and michael wildes address 2015 aila conference

WILDES & WEINBERG, P.C., PARTNERS LEON AND MICHAEL WILDES WERE FEATURED PANELISTS AT THE 2015 AMERICAN IMMIGRATION LAWYERS ASSOCIATION (AILA) CONFERENCE WHICH WAS HELD IN MARYLAND.  ATTENDEES OF THE PANEL HEARD FIRST HAND HOW LEON WILDES’ HANDLING OF THE JOHN LENNON IMMIGRATION CASE SET THE STAGE FOR PRESIDENT OBAMA’S LANDMARK DACA AND DAPA IMMIGRATION REMEDIES.

Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. Founding Partner Leon Wildes is best known for his successful representation of John Lennon and Yoko Ono.

Between 1972 and 1976, Leon Wildes represented Lennon and Ono in their struggle to remain in the United States, despite the concerted attempts for the Nixon Administration to deport them.

The case (which included bringing four separate Federal lawsuits) not only resulted in John and Yoko getting their green cards and being able to remain in the United States, but it also led to substantial changes in immigration law and brought to light secretive government practices and undue political influence, and has resulted in greater transparency in the U.S. immigration system.

Attendees of the panel were provided with a first hand account of Leon Wildes successful representation of the former Beatle.  In addition, also featured on the panel was Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia, Penn State Law Professor as well as author of Beyond Deportation: The Role of Prosecutorial Discretion in Immigration Cases. This book offers a comprehensive examination into the history, theory, and application of prosecutorial discretion in immigration law, and traces the roots of this action back to the 1970s Lennon case. For more information on the book or to purchase it, visit Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Beyond-Deportation-Prosecutorial-Discretion-Immigration/dp/1479829226

For nearly six decades, Wildes & Weinberg, 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, the firm has a distinguished clientele and has done substantial immigration work for investors, scientists, physicians, bankers, performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents.

Today, the firm consists of over forty individuals solely dedicated to the practice of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law and the multi-lingual staff is spread throughout the New York City, Englewood, New Jersey, and Miami, Florida offices.

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. To learn more about Wildes & Weinberg and the process for living and/or residing in the United States, or to initiate a consultation, contact Managing Partner Michael Wildes at michael@wildeslaw.com or (212) 753-3468.

.

For Further Information On How We Can Help Your Firm Meet Its Employment Eligibility Verification Obligations, Please Contact Amy Wildes At amy@wildeslaw.com

In The News

Testimonials

I received my Green Card from Michael Wildes and his firm some days ago. The petition approval and Green Card release represent a real achievement for people like me in the US. Michael Wildes and his team are excellent, and...

Luca Zammataro Date : November 22, 2022

Dear Michael Wildes, my husband and I would like to thank you and your team,  the work was not easy, especially in the statement, there were a lot of flaws, but we managed to correct everything in a short time,...

Jacques Carline Date : August 3, 2022

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...

David E. Date : June 8, 2022

Josh Wildes and Yoni Jonas are amazing! We sought Wildes & Weinberg help because our application for naturalization was taking a long time and seemed to be stuck in the system indefinitely. Within two weeks of submitting our paperwork to...

Daniela Bustamante Date : June 1, 2022

Michael Wildes and the rest of the team at Wildes & Weinberg were tremendously helpful in navigating us through the complexities of the immigration process. We are really happy with their service and would 100% recommend them to anyone looking...

Alan Herskowich and Nicole Woroszylski Date : May 26, 2022

Michael and his team are very professional and they always deliver. If you're looking to hire the best possible immigration law firm, you don't have to look any further, Wildes & Weinberg is the one.

Nick Holmstren Date : January 7, 2022

Walter Gottschalk and Michael Wildes at Wildes & Weinberg P.C Law Offices have been fantastic partners in our immigration journey. They were professional and helpful. I would recommend them without hesitation.

Bruno Caron and Melanie St. Amour Date : December 2, 2021

Video Testimonials

  • Book Launch

  • Book Warming

  • Riley Keough

  • Boy George

  • Lionel Richie

  • Stuart Varney

Quick Contact

*All fields are mandatory

Best Immigration Lawyer, Attorneys in NYC, New York