With over 10 million undocumented individuals living and working in the United States, the discussion of Immigration Reform has been at the epicenter of many dinner tables lately. That is due in no small part to the fact that President Obama has made it clear that he has chosen to exercise his right to grant Administrative Relief to certain qualifying individuals.
As a second generation immigration lawyer, Michael Wildes, a Former Federal Prosecutor and two term Mayor, joined CNN anchorwoman Ashleigh Banfield to discuss what possibilities exist for President Obama's plans for Immigration Reform. Michael is also an Adjunct Professor of Business Immigration Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. His father, Leon Wildes, the firm’s founding partner, represented former Beatle John Lennon against the Nixon Administration in his celebrated efforts to get a Green Card in the 1970s. That case set the foundation for the President's authority to defer action and exercise prosecutorial discretion on immigration matters.