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michael wildes comments on justin bieber “egg-throwing” incident for e! online.

Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. Managing Partner, Michael Wildes was recently asked to comment on whether or not teen heart throb Justin Bieber could be deported over the “egg-throwing” incident for E! online
Justin Bieber was born and raised in Canada.  As a result of his success, he was able to secure an O-1 visa which allows him to live and work in the United States.  The O-1 nonimmigrant visa is available to an individual who possesses extraordinary ability in the sciences, arts, education, business, or athletics, or who has a demonstrated record of extraordinary achievement in the motion picture or television industry and has been recognized nationally or internationally for those achievements.
To qualify for an O-1 visa, the beneficiary must demonstrate extraordinary ability by showing that the  individual has reached a level of expertise that is shared by only a small percentage of people, prove sustained national or international acclaim, and must be coming temporarily to the United States to continue to work in that area of extraordinary ability.
As for Mr. Bieber, according to Michael Wildes, “Any non-U.S. citizen could be ordered deported for crimes involving moral turpitude that are committed on U.S. soil, this includes temporary visa holders regardless of the type of visa they possess.  A crime involving moral turpitude, is one that usually requires a criminal intent, although intent alone doesn’t define the crime.  Typically, it is a crime that shocks the conscience of a state, local or federal prosecutor. From what I can tell, this act alone would not be place Mr. Bieber in removal proceedings.”
The firm of Wildes & Weinberg, has successfully attained O-1 visas for an esteemed roster of renowned clientele in order to pursue their careers in the United States.  Most well-known for representing former Beatle John Lennon and his artist wife Yoko Ono, other notable clients of the firm include soccer icon Pele, as well other professional athletes such as Greg Norman, Virginia Wade, Billy Smith, Al Arbour, and Kwame James, the former professional basketball player who subdued the would-be “shoe bomber” Richard Reid on a trans-Atlantic flight. Other notable clients of the firm include Joe Cocker, Johnny Rotten, Paloma Picasso, the 2011,2010, 2009 and 2008 Miss Universes, supermodel Giselle Bundchen and Sarah Brightman, the world’s bestselling female classical artist of the twenty-first century.
Despite difficulties currently being encountered in dealing with U.S. immigration authorities, Michael Wildes and his bilingual staff  process each foreign national’s case with nothing less than the highest level of professionalism.  This enables the firm to maintain an exceptional track record for success in all of its cases.

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