Immigration Lawyer Who Fought for John Lennon’s Rights Passes Away: Leon Wildes’ Legacy Remembered

NEW YORK (AP) — The renowned immigration lawyer, Leon Wildes, passed away at the age of 90 in his hometown of New York City. Wildes was widely known for his influential role in defending legendary musician and activist, John Lennon, during his deportation battle in the 1970s. Born and raised in the Bronx, Wildes dedicated his career to advocating for individuals seeking immigration status in the United States. He founded the law firm of Wildes & Weinberg, which has represented numerous high-profile clients over the years. In addition to his work with Lennon, Wildes served … Read more

Legendary Lawyer Leon Wildes, Savior of John Lennon’s US Stay, Passes Away at 90

New York City, NY – American lawyer Leon Wildes, known for his role in representing John Lennon in his battle against deportation from the United States, has passed away at the age of 90. Wildes, whose health had been deteriorating following a series of strokes, died on Monday at Lenox Hill Hospital in Manhattan, according to his family. In the early 1970s, Wildes became involved in the high-profile case of Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono, as they sought to extend their US visas. Initially unaware of the famous couple, the lawyer agreed to meet … Read more