Appeals

The attorneys at Wildes & Weinberg are experts in litigating complex federal cases. For over 50 years Wildes & Weinberg has specialized in innovative thinking. Starting with the deportation case of John Lennon, Wildes & Weinberg has been at the forefront of federal court litigation. When other firm’s turn clients away, the attorneys at Wildes & Weinberg are able to use their years of expertise to develop winning case strategies. What sets us apart is a meticulous attention to detail. We initiate every matter by mapping out case contingencies, performing in-depth legal analysis, and anticipating the government’s arguments. Our attorneys make sure that they are prepared for every challenge, no matter the scope. They use every tool accessible to them; both outside and inside the court room. Our litigation department includes a former asylum officer and a former federal prosecutor.

From Mandamus actions which force the government to decide on an immigration petition, to fighting for asylum applicants before the Board of Immigration Appeals and the Federal Courts of Appeal, Wildes & Weinberg represents clients in all federal appellate forums. In addition to appellate work, we also specialize in filing carefully crafted motions before the Board of Immigration Appeals: including motions to reopen based on marriage and ineffective assistance of counsel; motions to reopen based on changed country conditions for asylum applicants; and motions to reopen and remand based on errors of law by the immigration judge. Our attorneys are admitted to practice in numerous Federal Courts of Appeal and District Courts, and they have a reputation for excellence. We never hesitate when it comes to fighting for our clients, and we never cower when challenging the government.

We have won numerous actions in federal courts and appellate tribunals. Precedent setting cases our attorneys have litigated include the following:

  • Mulanga v. Ashcroft, 349 F. 3d 123, (3d Cir. 2003)
  • Lennon v. U.S., 387 F. Supp. 561 (S.D.N.Y. 1975)
  • Lennon v. I.N.S., 527 F.2d 187 (2d Cir. 1975)
  • Lennon v. Richardson, 352 F.Supp. 641 (S.D.N.Y. 1974)

Our attorneys have authored the following articles in the field of immigration litigation:

  • Mikhail Izrailev, A new normative approach for the grant of asylum in cases of non-state actor persecution, 19 CARDOZO J. INTL. & COMP. LAW 171 (2011)
  • Leon Wildes, The Deferred Action Program of the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services: A Possible Remedy for Impossible Immigration Cases, 41 SAN DIEGO L. REV. 819 (2004)
  • Leon Wildes, Review of Visa Denials: the American Consul as 20th Century Absolute Monarch, 26 SAN DIEGO L. REV. 887 (1989)
  • Leon Wildes, Consular Nonreviewability – A Reexamination, 64 INTERPRETER RELEASES 1012 (1987)
  • Leon Wildes, The Dilemma of the Refugee: His Standard for Relief, 4 Cardozo L. Rev. 353 (1983)
  • Leon Wildes and David Grunblatt, Domicile for Immigration and Federal Gift and Estate Tax Purposes – Is a Harmonious Rule Possible, 21 San Diego L. Rev. 113 (1983)
  • Leon Wildes, The Operations Instructions of the Immigration Service: Internal Guides or Binding Rules, 17 San Diego L. Rev. 99 (1980)
  • Leon Wildes, A Need for a Specialized Immigration Court: A practical Response, 18 San Diego L. Rev. 53 (1980)
  • Leon Wildes, Analyzing and Preparing the Labor Certification; Review and Appeals, Practicing L. Institute, (Tenth Annual Immigration and Naturalization Inst.)., 1979
  • Leon Wildes, The Nonpriority program of the Immigration and Naturalization Service Goes Public: The Litigative Use of the Freedom of Information Act, 14 SAN DIEGO L. REV. 42 (1976)
  • Leon Wildes, The Nonpriority Program of the Immigration and Naturalization Service – A measure of the Attorney General’s Concern for Aliens, 53 INTERPRETER RELEASES (1976)
  • Leon Wildes, The United States Immigration Service v. John Lennon: The Cultural Lag, 40 BROOK L. REV. 279 (1973-74)
  • Leon Wildes, American Immigration Policy: Its Impact on “Yeridah”, JEWISH LIFE MAGAZINE, Nov.-Dec. 1966, at 24.

For more on our legal publications, please click here.

If you have questions, please contact Managing Partner Michael Wildes (himself a former federal prosecutor) at michael@wildeslaw.com.

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