leon wildes discusses the lennon case on npr

Wildes & Weinberg P.C. Founding Partner, Leon Wildes recently discussed the John Lennon case and how the lessons from this case bear on the current debate over executive action with KPCC Southern California Public Radio, the NPR outlet for Los Angeles 
From 1972 to 1976, Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. Founding Partner Leon Wildes worked tirelessly to help his client, John Lennon remain in the United States.  Despite the concerted attempts for the Nixon Administration to deport Lennon and his artist wife Yoko Ono, Wildes was successful in his representation. 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.
The current 2014 immigration debate over executive action traces back 42 years ago when Lennon was living in New York and had been convicted for possession of cannabis resin.  To hear Leon Wildes interview, please click here.
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.  

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