It was my father Leon Wildes who discovered the Deferred Action program in the 1970s when he represented famed Beatle John Lennon in a bitterly contested deportation proceeding lodged against him by then President Richard Nixon.
DACA is not and never was law, it was prioritizing enforcement of the existing law, and as such was completely within President Obama’s authority.
By the same token, it is completely within President Trump’s authority to change the priorities of enforcement, and if he chooses to eliminate the program, I only hope that he puts in place a graceful system for it to wind down, so that we do not get the confusion his travel plans initially created.
It is my prayer that Congress sees this as a wake-up call, and brings the DREAM Act up for a vote. Congress’ continued silence is deafening: it must act!
Former Federal Prosecutor and Adjunct Professor of Business Immigration Law
Cardozo School of Law
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
Josh Wildes and Yoni Jonas are amazing! We sought Wildes & Weinberg help because our application for naturalization was taking a long time and seemed to be stuck in the system indefinitely. Within two weeks of submitting our paperwork to...Daniela Bustamante Date : June 1, 2022