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leon and michael wildes interviewed for npr’s all things considered

Founding Partner Leon Wildes and Managing Partner Michael Wildes recently joined Hansi Lo Wang, National Desk reporter based at NPR’s New York Bureau, to discuss how John Lennon’s deportation fight paved the way for President Obama’s Deferred Action policy.

Since 1971, National Public Radio (NPR) has been producing and distributing news and cultural programming. Leon and Michael Wildes joined Hansi Lo Wang to discuss Leon Wildes’ newly authored book, John Lennon vs. The U.S.A.

Feel free to listen to the interview on how John Lennon’s deportation fight paved the way to President Obama’s Deferred Action Policy by clicking this link:

Founded in 1960, Wildes & Weinberg is perhaps best known for Leon Wildes’ representation of former Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono. Between 1972 and 1976, Leon represented Lennon and Ono in their struggle to remain in the United States, despite the concerted attempts of 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, that has resulted in greater transparency in the U.S. immigration system.

The book, aptly titled John Lennon v. The U.S.A, is published by Ankerwycke Books, an imprint of ABA Publishing, a division of the American Bar Association and became available in August 2016. It can be purchased on Amazon at:

More than fifty six years since its inception the firm continues to serve 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, the firm is internationally renowned for its successful representation of distinguished individuals and corporate clients such as performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, race car drivers, fine artists, art dealers, curators, musicians, literary agents, and Fortune 500 companies. Some of the firm’s recent clients include famed artist Sarah Brightman, several Miss Universe winners as well as soccer icon Pele.

Despite difficulties currently being encountered in dealing with U.S. immigration authorities, Wildes & Weinberg has maintained an extraordinary track record for success in its cases and the firm’s multilingual staff is known for its experience and special expertise in processing each foreign national’s matter with nothing less than the highest level of professionalism.

Today, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg  maintains offices in New York City, New York, Englewood, New Jersey, Miami, Florida, and Los Angeles, California.


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