This program, led by immigration attorney Michael Wildes, is designed to provide a general overview of U.S. immigration law practitioners new to the field or for practitioners in other areas of the law, providing a review of immigration law basics as well as the intersections of immigration law and other practice areas. Here, Mr. Wildes will address various issues, such as nonimmigrant (temporary) visas, lawful permanent resident status, eligibility for U.S. citizenship, employer compliance and employer sanctions, and the anti-discrimination provisions of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
Michael Wildes is a Managing Partner with the leading immigration law firm of Wildes and Weinberg PC in New York City and New Jersey. He serves as Counsel to Lincoln Center, the New York Cosmos and two international/corporate law firms. A former Federal Prosecutor with the United States Attorney’s Office in Brooklyn (1989-1993), he has testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation and is internationally renowned for his successful representation of distinguished individuals and corporate clients. Having represented the United States government in immigration proceedings, Michael Wildes is a frequent participant on professional panels and commentator on network television and radio with regard to corporate immigration law, employer sanction work and compliance.
His boutique law firm specializes exclusively in the practice of U.S. immigration and nationality law. It was established in 1960 by his 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. More than fifty years since its inception, the firm which now has offices in New York City and Englewood, New Jersey, 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.
Michael represents many performing artists, directors, writers, models, actors/actresses, athletes, race car drivers, fine artists, art dealers, curators, and literary agents. Some of his recent clients include famed artist Sarah Brightman, Miss Universe 2008, 2009, and 2010 as well as soccer icon Pele and the staff and players of the newly resurrected New York Cosmos.
Mr. Wildes also served two terms as the Mayor of Englewood, New Jersey and was a member of the New Jersey Governor's Blue Ribbon Panel on Immigration.
Thank you for you comments about our country and how important it is to get immigration laws right for the future of our country.
Great presentation and information
Finally, a course where the speaker didn't read from a script. This was excellent.
He was EXCELLENT! I loved his plea at the end concerning the importance of immigration.❤️
Michael is an excellent presenter - formidably knowledgeable in the subject area, and graciously welcoming of inquiries from listeners and viewers.
His passion for the field is obvious. I'm 26-year attorney who has been practicing in immigration law for the past eight years. I will remember Mr. Wildes.
The course is perhaps even more relevant than when it was taped (Early 2017). Well presented.
REALLY good overview, terrific faculty.
This was an excellent course, one of the best I have ever taken.
Speaker was outstanding!
Exceptional presenter. Want more programs from him.
Great and knowledgeable presenter!
Excellent presentation by a passionate, experienced practitioner.
Great overview of immigration law by someone who is passionate about this area of law.
Another timely course
All teachers I have seen so far know their stuff. This guy also loves his stuff.
Very engaging presenter, who is passionate about this area of law. Very informative presentation.
Very interesting and informative.
Both the presenter and presentation were excellent.
The program is chock full; and well delivered. Mr. Wilde's passion for Immigration law and the value that immigrants bring to this country are inspirational.
Outstanding presentation- Clear and concise but should probably be a longer presentation. Presenter displays commitment and is eager to share his expertise with fellow lawyers.
This guy was great
Clear nuts and bolts presentation. Easy to follow and engaging. Good job!
Super informative intro to practical immigration laws, in a very engaging course.
good topic and informative video
The speaker is obviously a renowned expert in his field
WOW! Excellent CLE presentation with an incredibly great and inspiring commentary.
Professor Wildes was extraordinarily well prepared in the delivery of his presentation and in the content of the materials. His passion for the subject and the practice of Immigration Law came through loud and clear. Excellent!
Excellent (despite the alphabet of visa variations)—and an area of law more necessary now than ever.
I really liked this instructor.
good basic info
overall very good
this was extremely helpful
It's a great experience to learn from a lawyer who so obviously loves what he does and is good at it!
Covered a lot of material. Looking forward to additional courses with this instructor.
Mr. Wildes was great. It was one of the best programs I viewed.
Best presentation yet. Thank you.
So informative. Really personable speaker!
Good primer on different visas.
Extremely informative and very well presented.
excellent program. educational, inspiring, relevant
Excellent, especially the student visa occupational training in STEM fields, very useful.
Very good overview of U.S. immigration law
a great and useful overview even for a non-immigration attorney. A must for a business attorney though.
Loved the presenter’s experience, knowledge, organization of material, as well as his passion for area of law.
Very thorough and informative. Thank you.
very concise presentation
Loved the presentation and the provider Mr. Wilds. He was great
Great program. Knowledgeable and passionate presenter.
Really Super. Best course on LL
I really liked the candidness of the presenter. He was very relatable and easy to understand. Great job!
very good course and easy to follow
Good of you to add this at this time
Interesting especially in light of today's issues.
Nice presentation! Liked his closing remarks. Well said!
Good program with helpful comments in this political landscape of immigration law
Excellent course. Best summary of any I've heard.
Presenter was excellent with clear overview.
Great job by the speaker.
Excellent and clarifying presentation of a very complex subject.
Great info and his answer to the last question was inspiring!
Excellent overview. I found the content riveting and fascinating. I only wish that it could be updated to cover our current very interesting immigration times. Mr. Wilde commented that this course was recorded in 2017.
Very good program.
Concise and excellent summary.
very well done!
I have not viewed any presentations that were not good, but this is the best. The speaker is not only knowledgeable but passionate about his field and its value to our nation
Very succinct overview.
The presenter is very knowledgeable. Very well done.
Well put together and went through information quickly but hit key points.
Very informative overview of immigration law by an attorney who obviously has a passion for the subject!
Nice to see how Michael has evolved from law school to the present.
Good high level overview
extremely informative and interesting.
loved his passion!
What a good guy!
This was an excellent presentation. Given all the developments in this area, please ask this attorney to do an updated CLE soon.
very informative presentation
Michael is extremely knowledgeable
Very good session.
Great substance. Excellent presenter.
Passionate, informed, professional and educational session. It was great.
A great primer on immigration. And, an encouraging note on the status of immigration and the prospects for dealing with it in the US
He was outstanding. Very knowledge, informative and great delivery.
Good overview of non-immigrant visas
Very good overview.
Good overview program
Very thorough, clear, and informative. Thanks!
Great course--especially the pro-USA immigration law pep-talk at the end!!
closing remarks were heartfelt
OUtstanding presentation - inspiring and extraordinarily helpful.
This was one of the best Lawline CLE courses I have experienced.
Great presentation. Highly relevant material.
A great ending
Terrific overview - Course was taped shortly after 1st "Muslim Ban" and given what continues to occur in our country, I'd like to be qualified asvise help on immigration. As the intro course, this was very inspiring.
Mr. Wildes not only spoke eloquently about his area of practice, he was even more eloquent in his description of the place of the legal profession in America. He is impressive on both counts. An outstanding presentation.
Excellent Course. Lawline courses lead the field. TU
Wonderful class. A huge amount of useful information.
Great information! Thanks!
Great CLE, Thank You!
Good overview for non specialists in Immigration Law
This was a very appropriate topic given the politics of this time. Very inTeresting.
This course was very good.
A wealth of information conveyed in a concise and easy-to-understand manner.
Very knowledgeable and informative.
very informative, and it was easy to tell that the attorney is passionate about his practice area!
The best course so far.
Excellent presentation that all attorneys should watch to get a feel for the topic!
very detailed, good resource
I am new at this field and was very impressed with Mr. Wildes. Will ask him to help me Of counsel in several cases I will have. Thank you
Wow that was one of the best CLE's I have ever had. Informative, interesting and engaging! Taking a dense rule based areas and making it flow takes talent and clearly someone whom loves what they do. Thank you for a fascinating and I would also say uplifting class!!
Very informative presentation!
Excellent program to explain how complex our immigration laws are and why experts are needed to help on most matters.
I have no interest in Immigration law, but I thought instructor was knowledgeable and did a good job presenting.
Quick and easy. Good knowledge retention and teaching.
Very dense course - a lot of info packed into 1 hour.
Absolutely outstanding imstructor...almost he persuaded me to practice immigration law.
Finally - a lecturer who isn't afraid to state his opinions.
This was really excellent.
best CLE of the program
Great presentation - very helpful and presenter is very knowledgable & passionate about the subject. The kind of people we need doing this kind of valuable work
Excellent presentation and materials.
very relevant and informative
Very well done
The presentation was both informative and enjoyable. Thank you.
Outstanding content and speaker.
I was impressed by the passion Mr. Wildes has for his clients and his field of practice.
It was good.
The program was extremely informative even for the attorney who has no immigration background.
Clear and interesting content; inspirational instructor!
Top notch presentation.
Mr. Wildes is an expert in his field, and I appreciated the opportunity to learn from him.
Well organized and informative presentation regarding an important and often controversial topic.
Excellent overview of immigration law.
Excellent overview of a complex topic.
Quite good. Thanks.
Thank you very much. I appreciate that you gave your cell number.
very informative, easy to follow
Chose course to obtain overview of area in conjunction with pro bono work I am anticipating doing.
Excellent Course. This is one of the best online CLE courses I've taken. It was a lot of information in a short period, but I'm glad I'll be able to refer back to the materials and presentation.
Very informative course!
Great information and expert on this topic.
Very informative but a lot to absorb in one session
Fantastic overview of a seriously byzantine topic!
Tour de Force!
Great overview of immigration law
Very knowledgeable speaker and a great starting point before researching.
Very impressive presenter. The final statement in answer to the last question was absolutely wonderful - makes me want to go into Immigration Law. Thank you.
This is a great overview, very accessible and understandable for someone who does not primarily practice immigration law. Thanks.
Very thorough, and principled.
outstanding presenter, impressively knowledgeable in his field
Best course taken so far. you can tell not only does the presenter know his stuff but he knows how to teach it as well.
A lot crammed into a short program and a good job doing it.
excellent presentation of a complicated and important area.
impressive amount of information in a small amount of time. Loved the passion in his closing!
The presenter was very good. I would like to hear other presentations given by him.
Excellent speaker and materials!
excellent presenter. love his passion for the area of law.
Well presented and enjoyed practical pointers at the end of the presentation
Great overview for novices in the Immagration area.
This was such a succinct and informative class. Far better than Texas State Bar programming and even some AILA programming, in my opinion.
Well organized presentation!
Excellent Speaker : Huge amount of information provided . Wish it was 2 hours long!
This guy is great! Loved his compassion and passion, but was he reading from a teleprompter the whole time?
Interesting and appropriate for an attorney with little to no previous knowledge of this field.
Faculty was especially good. App was good as usual.
Great presentation. Clearly, very knowledgeable and passionate about his area of expertise.
It is good to view this material with the "changes" going on in our country.
One of the best hours I've ever spent attending a CLE!
This is an excellent CLE,
I have no experience whatsoever and immigration law, but I think this is an introductory course was very helpful in giving me an introductory understanding.
I represent a company that needs the EB5 service. Very informative.
I LOVE YOU PROFESSOR WILDES
It was a good overview
Outstanding presentation; motivated me to learn more.
The presenter was intimately familiar with the subject matter and presented the course in a clear and concise fashion.
execellent overview for the beginner
Michael was informative and sincere in his delivery. Enjoyable.
Instructor was excellent.
What a fantastic legal advocate for immigrants. I love his family story, also, both past and his kids. I would take courses from this lawyer again. Thank you!
I found this case robust and relevant as a motivational push for me, as a board certified lawyer with 27 plus years of experience in my firm. Thank you very much.
Excellent on every level. Passion in the service of the good is a virtue. Bravo, to Mr. Wilde.
One of the best I've heard! Superb!!!
Very comprehensive and useful as an overview!
passionate advocate, truly well spoken
This is not my area of law but I found the presentation very interesting and appreciate the passion the presenter has for his field.
Very well-spoken and interesting
I really enjoyed the speaker's passion and knowledge of the subject matter.
Mr. Wildes was an outstanding presenter.
Tremendous amount of information. Best online CLE I have taken.
I loved this presentation. I should listen to it several times as it was extremely dense in presenting the basic statutory and regulatory information in this complicated area of the law.
Excellent course. I enjoyed the course and the information provided. The instructor is a true professor that knows how to teach his subject. Best course yet! Attorneys that work for him are very fortunate to learn and work for him.
I already have a colleague in mind to whom I will recommend this program.
Great course & enthusiastic approach to Immigration Law.
great teaching by a lawyer who clearly loves his chosen field
this was excellent
Mr. Wildes gave a very informative and well-reasoned presentation. for which he is to be commended in the highest terms. Thank you for sharing so much valuable information with us in such a short space of time!
Very effective presenter
Best CLE I have attended all year. I am not an immigration attorney but found this course well organized, informative and the instructor was exceptional.
Great speaker. Very knowledgeable.
Very informative course.
Great intro course on immigration for a non-immigration attorney
Overall this course is excellent, but I thought this course pushed one side of the political issue of immigration a bit too much.
Speaker was very knowledgeable, passionate, and inspiring. Would be interested to know his proposals for immigration reform which he references at the end of his talk.
Informative and clear.
Good basic coverage
A passionate speaker who spoke with enthusiasm on the topic.
Great overview. Wonderful closing remarks.
ALot of excellent information
The presentation was well organized. Thank you.
One of the better lawline presenters.
Bravo, Michael Wildes. Informative & Enjoyable, sometimes a rare combination.
very well outlined
Very informative. Thank you for letting me take it for free. Did know much about immigration law.
One of best Lawline presentations ever. Speaker passionate and knowledgeable, Only wish he had more time.
Presenter was extremely knowledgeable
Great overview of immigration framework
Very Well done.
Best presenter in a long time!!
presenter clearly loves his work!
One of the best CLE lectures I have ever seen.
I liked the presenter's approach and philosophy - positive and uplifting.
Excellent. Thank you.
great job Mike!
Very interesting and great summary of the area of law.
excellent program; highly qualified!!
The presenter was fantastic
Part of my all day drive, and now I can intelligently discuss Immigration with my friend who only handles that area of law.
The speaker was very informative and covered good basics that a non-immigration would not know.
Well presented with enthusiasm and passion.
The presenter knew the material very well and presented it in a very understandable fashion.
Michael Wilde was terrific.
Liked it a lot. Educational and his passion for the area made it interesting.
At first I wasn't to thrilled with the several plugs for his own firm, but his wrap up was outstanding. Bravo Michael, for speaking the truth!!! I hope you are right that this too shall pass - not soon enough!!!
very informative Mark Giles
Excellent primer. So many Visas
The lecturer was very knowledgeable of the subject matter.
This attorney's expertise is unquestionable. Thanks.
extremely informative for non-immigration practitioners
Relevant, to-the-point, practical knowledge was imported in this CLE. Great job!
A fabulous and informative presentation by Michael Wildes.
Excellent and comprehensive overview.
Great overview. Highly recommended
Very good presentation by Mr. Wildes and very good course
Best line ever - this to shall pass
really good detail
Extremely informative. I would like to see additional courses from this presenter.
Excellent - content, presentation
Highly informative. Excellent presentation.
Tempo very fast--enough to get one to know not to touch!
extremely well organized and useful
This was an excellent presentation.
This guy was a great presenter.
Mr. Wildes is EXCELLENT!
One of the best CLE courses I have taken. Short but super informative.
I truly enjoyed Mr. Wildes presentation and love of his field of practice. Thank you!
the speaker was very articulate and professional
Good cursory overview
Mr. Wildes was really good, made one actually want to listen to him. His written materials are excellent and I am certain that I will be referring to them time and again.
A lot of information in a short program.
very informative - thank you!
Overall, a strong presenter with excellent subject matter expertise and pithy, well-organized slides. While justifiably proud of his family's accomplishments, the presenter could have made fewer mentions of father's, son's & daughter's legal careers and the current political climate (1 week after POTUS # 45's election).
Michael Wilde is a rock star!
Instructed was both very knowledgeable and also calmly passionate about the subject matter, which I found to be most helpful.
A talking encyclopedia of standard immigration law
Terrific presentation. Such passion! Best course I have taken this year. Kudos for a job well done, and congratulations on your legacy. You are justifiably proud of your heritage and your children. God bless!
Really liked how the speaker is so passionate about his practice.
Good class with a good instructor!
Great introduction to immigration law.
Very interesting content and I loved the speech at the end. Very "robust"lecture.
really clear and well organized presentation
Met my expectations.
For those of us in other fields, this was a good course to help identify when we need to reach out for assistance. Tx you!
Great summary. Passionate speaker.
The best course of the VA bundle
exceptionally interesting speaker
Very good introductory class for immigration. I highly recommend this course as a first course if you are going into this field.
One of the Finest Lawline Presenters.
Great overview, wonderful presenter.
Excellent for introduction to this area of the law. Also inspirational for practicing in this area. Support clear from presenter for participants in the course.
Well done on a very broad and complex topic. Thank you.
Nice program - I miss immigration law:)
The lecture was very well organized and informative.
Excellent discussion of a very confusing topic.
Course was outstanding
best presentation, including content and delivery. I listened to some sections twice. Thank you!
Good basic structural review by an expert with passion for his area.
This was very informative. Very good presenter.
I am not an immigration attorn but the information was very thorough, and gave me a better understanding of the potential challenges face by immigration attorneys attempting to assist those who want to immigrate to this country.
Excellent presentation! The speaker was so knowledgeable and interesting. Materials very thorough. Learned important information and would enjoy follow up courses with the same speaker! Great topic!
Great introductory course and very important given the current climate in our country. Really happy to have taken this.
I appreciate the closing comments.
This was an excellent course. Both the speaker and the course materials get my highest rating.
terrific basic course for those f us looking to get a great introduction to the topic
Great lecturer. Please have him back to discuss another topic. Passionate about what he does
Excellent speaker and very informative.
good introduction to those without knowledge in area. Helps to understand where red flags are to be found.
Packed a great deal into the hour. Very informative and excellent foundation for building upon in the future. I highly recommend this course.
Outstanding instructor. One of the best.
As he said at the beginning, very timely this year. Not an area of law in which I practice—I watched this because of current events and it did not disappoint.
Very Dense, but easy to follow
Excellent presentation by a knowledgeable and effective instructor, but a lot to absorb in a short time. Probably the most valuable information was his email address and cell phone number.
This course was very informative and helpful. Will certainly recommend it to those who need consultation in the field of immigration law.
Another excellent presentation by Lawline.
Michael Wildes Rocks!
Excellent Introduction to Immigration Law
Another great course from Lawline!
Excellent instructor --- would like more courses from him.
Thank you for the opportunity to learn some very important basics about this area of law.
Fabulous presentation -- couldn't agree more. May I give 5's for ratings?
Mr. Wildes was outstanding and inspiring
Michael Wildes was excellent.
Excellent presentation. Thank you Excellent presentation.
Another great course!
Outstanding course! Lawline: this is a model course. There was so much law, context, illuminating examples and current commentary entertainingly delivered in 1 hour. All courses should aim to be of this caliber. Thank you very much!
I thought this presenter was excellent. I loved not only his knowledge of the subject but his passion about it also.
Perfect introductory course for the beginner to Immigration Law. But also a wonderful refresher course for any current practitioner. Well done!
wonderful and informative course
Very informative class. A lot of information was provided in a short amount of time. Refreshing to see a practitioner so passionate about this field of law.
This lecturer was excellent.
Fantastic presentation! I don;t know anything about this area of law and I loved the presentation. Mazel Tov Michael on your legacy!
Good introduction to immigration law
excellent, concise snapshot of the basics\
Super comprehensive and effective presentation.
One of the best online presentations I have ever seen. Faculty was passionate and it showed in his presentation.
Michael Wilde's knowledge was showcased by his topnotch delivery.
Fantastic overview. Great passion by the speaker. A very nice call to action at the end to remind attorneys why they are advocates. I appreciate his willingness to help attorneys new to this field of law. Will be looking to take more courses by the speaker if offered. Thank you for your concise presentation.
Great course. Covered a lot of material however I feel this course could be longer to elaborate on certain issues even further.
It was good.
Very good presenter.
Really great program!!!
This was an informative overview of the visas available.
Fine course. Thanks Lawline!
very passionate about the topic - nice!
The program and speaker were excellent as was the slide presentation.
Presenter was very knowledgeable; good overview.
I very much appreciated the online interface. It was easy to use and effective. Thank you.
My first Lawline course and I really enjoyed it!
I learned a lot about immigration law from this presentation. Although somewhat overwhelming, the speaker and slides capably illustrated the intricacies of this important area of the law. I would definitely recommend this to my colleagues.
This program packed a great deal of content into one hour.
There was a tremendous amount of material covered in a very short time, but despite the density, the program was outstanding.
Probably the best speaker i have ever heard on Lawline. Excellent!
Fabulous Speaker, Michael Wildes.
Great presenter. Thanks.
fabulous presentation and current to climate here in the USA
Michael was fantastic and very transparent!
A truly excellent overview. Mr. Wildes is an excellent teacher.
his passion is contagious
Michael is a terrific presenter. This is one of the best on-line CLEs I've had. A great overview for the non-immigration lawyer.
Michael Wildes is a fantastic teacher! He clearly loves what he does and it shows. I knew nothing about immigration and came away with some basic knowledge. Thank you!
One of the best, most timely presentations I have ever seen or attended.
liked the video lecture and slide show. I set both up on different computer screens for a great learning rxperience
Very thorough & informative course.
Attorney Michael Wildes is a fantastic presenter. He appears highly knowledgeable in the area of immigration. He's even making me rethink my current practice of IP.
Good overview of the subject.
Great summary of the field! Mr. Wilde is a knowledegable and enthusiastic presenter. Thank you.
Excellent balance between reciting categories and excessive detail for a survey. Plan to revisit several times.
well put together and informative lecture by an extremely adept speaker.
Michael Wilde is a great presenter and teacher. I love his enthusiasm for this important work. He is the kind of lawyer who can enhance our profession to the public..
Excellent presentation! Very informative.
Excellent program, appreciate the wrap up at the end about the importance of immigration law.
This was a highly substantive and professional presentation.
So nice in this crazy time of partisanship, to hear a well-balanced educational seminar on this hot topic. Thank you!
Excellent and very thorough.
very illuminating for an international tax lawyer who deals with expatriate's from and unto the counties on the continents around the globe. I led a whole corporate program with its own subsidiaries everywhere. Thanks for the opportunity. provided here.
This was fantastic!
I especially appreciate that he kept this easily digestible and comprehensible to one with little background in the field (such as myself) while presenting a thorough overview.
The speaker was very professional, knowledgeable and sincere. Especially during this time of trouble and turbulence coming from the current administration, it was good to hear an immigration lawyer speak up for their rights, hopes, and dreams.
Great overview. Thank you for offering assistance to those new to the practice.
Very timely and informative
Phenomenal presentation. Informative and enriching and spoke to the issues of the day in a very evenhanded manner. Well done.
Mr. Wildes captures the imagination and ignites it.
GOOD SPEAKER, HE KNEW THE MATERIAL VERY WELL AND HAD A PASSION.
Great outline. Did not know much but this really got me a good foundation into the area.
Very knowledgeable. Love his passion for the law and his family.
One of the very best lawline courses ever! Thank you.
Excellent!! Mr. Wilde is very knowledgable and passionate about his work
Michael was very knowledgeable and clearly explained immigration points / categories.
Great presenter and good overview. Thanks!
Very informative and timely presentation.
Excellent presentation and materials!
thanks to presenter
Very informative and thorough
He was an excellent presenter!!
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