Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi, United Kingdom offers words of praise for Managing Partner Michael Wildes’ book Safe Haven in America: Battles to Open the Golden Door which draws on over a quarter of a century of his practice in the Immigration field. Rabbi Sacks had this to say about Safe Haven:
“Only once does the Hebrew Bible command us to love our neighbour. Yet on thirty-six times, it commands us to love the stranger. A neighbour is one we love because he or she is like us. A stranger is one we are taught to love precisely because he or she is not like us. Throughout this fascinating book, Michael shows his lvoe for the ‘stranger’ and his passion for opening the doors of America to the world.”
Rabbi Lord Sacks held a position of distinction as Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth from 1991 to 2013. He was the sixth incumbent since the role was formalized in 1845. Prior to this, he served as Principal of Jews College as well as Rabbi of the Golders Green and Marble Arch synagogues, both located in the United Kingdom. No stranger to academia, he holds a multitude of honorary degrees, including a Doctor of Divinity, and has been a visiting professor at several universities throughout Britain, the United States and Israel. Moreover, the Rabbi has merited numerous prizes and received substantial recognition above that which is ordinarily encountered. As a prominent author, the Rabbi is a frequent contributor to radio, television, and national press.
In addition Rabbi Lord Sacks is a client and friend of Wildes & Weinberg’s Managing Partner Michael Wildes, who obtained an O-1 "extraordinary ability" visa on his behalf.
Wildes & Weinberg, P.C. was founded in 1960 by Michael’s father, Leon Wildes, whose best-known accomplishment was his successful representation of John Lennon in his widely publicized deportation proceedings, the circumstances of which have inspired several films and documentaries. The firm specializes exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law, has a distinguished domestic and international clientele, and can assist with any type of immigration matter including employment and investment-based immigration, work permits, permanent residence for qualified individuals, family-based immigration, asylum applications, all temporary and permanent type visas, and U.S. citizenship.
In addition to running a highly successful immigration law practice, Michael is a three term Mayor in Englewood, New Jersey, is an Adjunct Professor at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, and serves as Counsel to Lincoln Center and several international/corporate law firms. Moreover, Michael is internationally renowned for his 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, photographers, stylists, and literary agents. Some of the firm’s other distinguished clients include soccer icon Pele, Master Chef Jean-Georges and First Lady Melania Trump and her family.
Today, the firm of Wildes & Weinberg, maintains offices in New York City, New York, Englewood, New Jersey, Miami, Florida, and a presence in Los Angeles, California and continues to maintain its stellar reputation in the field of U.S. Immigration & Nationality Law.
Despite difficulties currently being encountered in dealing with U.S. immigration authorities, Wildes & Weinberg has maintained an extraordinary track record for success for its cases. Moreover, the firm’s multilingual staff is known for its experience and special expertise in processing each foreign national’s case with nothing less than the highest level of professionalism.