John Lennon And Yoko Ono
We are especially pleased to bring you today's Featured Article by Leon Wildes describing his experience as immigration counsel for John Lennon and Yoko Ono from 1972 through 1976. Mr. Wildes, a past president of AILA, shares this fascinating experience with Immigration Daily readers. For the article, see below. [ corrected Ed. 5/14/04 ]
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Not Just Any Immigration Case (Green Cards For John Lennon And Yoko Ono)
Leon Wildes shares his personal anectodes as immigration counsel to John Lennon and Yoko Ono.
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Letters to the Editor
I found the naturalization discussion (and class action complaint) provided in your recent issue to be very interesting. I noticed in the class action complaint, that quite a few of the denied natz. applicants could possibly be determined to be "nationals" from Iraq--albeit perhaps not, (as most/all were refugees or asylees...) Query if INA Section 331; 8 CFR Part 331 is a statutory bar from naturalization if a person is adjudicated to be a "national or denizen of countries with whom the U.S. is presently at war, unless their loyalty is fully established upon DHS investigation." The USCIS/INS naturalization pamplet lists "crimes against persons, and crimes against property," as temporary bars also. If arrest or admission of the crimes or elements is sufficient, or an attempt to not disclose these facts is sufficient, it is of course, more complex. Other's opinions?
Attached are a few thoughts on Bernie for AILA Secretary. Will a new day dawn?
Pederson & Freedman, LLP
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