Managing Partner Michael Wildes recently appeared on CNN in connection with the arrest of two refugees in connection with terror related charges. He was also quoted in a related article on CNN.com.
The two men were arrested as a result of their alleged connection to terrorist organizations. Both men were in the United States in refugee status and are accused of lying to immigration officials on their applications about their alleged ties to the terrorist organizations. The arrests come as some Americans worry that terrorists could enter the United States posing as refugees from war-torn nations. According to Michael Wildes, “This is an extraordinary snapshot of what we’re facing now — the challenge of vetting individuals and maintaining the beacon of hope that America has been for the world over.”
To view the article on CNN.com, please click here.
Michael Wildes, a former federal prosecutor and mayor, second generation U.S. immigration lawyer, and Professor of Business Immigration Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, is considered an expert in the field of U.S. Immigration and Nationality Law. Mr. Wildes 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 three offices (New York City, New York, Englewood, New Jersey, and Miami, Florida), Michael 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 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.
Please feel free to email Michael Wildes at Michael@wildeslaw.com to schedule a consultation or for media inquiries.
I would like to bring the positive news that mine and my family's visas have been APPROVED! I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and to express my heartfelt gratitude for your exceptional efforts and unwavering support...Lee Jackson Date : September 25, 2023
Michael and his entire team are professional, diligent and knowledgeable, effective and efficient, patient in guidance and interaction, and confident and reassuring in attitude. In brief: excellent partners and guides for the complex immigration journey.Jonatan S Date : September 14, 2023
The team at Wildes & Weinberg waste no time. They are intelligent, professional, and know exactly what needs to be done to succeed in your case. Had the pleasure of working with Josh Wildes, Julie P. Levey, and Brenda Moura,...Michael “Dimucc” DiMuccio Date : September 8, 2023
Josh Wildes & everyone on the W&W team were excellent with dealing with my green card application. The team were responsive to any questions, set clear goals & requirements for any & all documentation and were clear on what to...Kelvin Barker Date : March 10, 2023
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