MANAGING PARTNER MICHAEL WILDES TELLS NEWSWEEK THAT HE FULLY SUPPORTS THE DACA PROGRAM, SEPTEMBER 2017.

The history of DACA, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals,  has its roots in the John Lennon case, which was handled by Senior Partner Leon Wildes.   DACA allows certain undocumented immigrants who entered the United States  before their 16th birthday and before June 2007 to receive a renewable two-year work permit and exemption from deportation.

Founded in 1960, Wildes & Weinberg,  is perhaps best known for Leon Wildes' representation of former Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono.

Between 1972 and 1976, Leon represented Lennon and Ono in their struggle to remain in the United States, despite the concerted attempts of the Nixon Administration to deport them.

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, that has resulted in greater transparency in the U.S. immigration system. More then 40 years later, Leon has finally published a book which chronicled the case, aptly titled John Lennon v. The USA, it is published by Ankerwycke Books, an imprint of ABA Publishing, a division of the American Bar Association.

To read the Newsweek article, please click here.  

More than fifty six years since its inception the firm continues to serve a distinguished domestic and international clientele and covers 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 and all temporary and permanent type visas. In addition, the firm is internationally renowned for its successful representation of distinguished individuals and corporate clients such as performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, race car drivers, fine artists, art dealers, curators, musicians, literary agents, and Fortune 500 companies. Some of the firm’s recent clients include famed artist Sarah Brightman, several Miss Universe winners as well as soccer icon Pele. 

Despite difficulties currently being encountered in dealing with U.S. immigration authorities, Wildes & Weinberg has  maintained an extraordinary track record for success in its cases and the firm’s  multilingual  staff is known for its experience and special expertise in processing each foreign national’s matter with nothing less than the highest level of professionalism. 

Today, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg, maintains offices in New York City, New York, Englewood, New Jersey,  Miami, Florida, and Los Angeles, California.

For media inquiries or to invite Leon Wildes to speak at your organization, contact Managing Partner Michael Wildes at Michael@wildeslaw.com.

 

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