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michael wildes quoted on on review of social media

Managing Partner Michael Wildes was recently quoted on with regard to the review of social media for applicants seeking to enter the United States in the aftermath of the San Bernardino shootings

Tashfeen Malik, the female shooter in the San Bernardino attack, which left 14 dead and 21 injured, entered the United States on a K-1 Fiancee Visa granted by the State Department. This type of visa requires an extensive application including medical records, police reports, photographs, and a valid passport, among other things. According to Michael, The Internet is a treasure trove of intelligence gathering. It’s shocking that this intelligence wasn’t utilized.”  

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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 personnel needs of 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.

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