LexisNexis® Legal Newsroom
John Lennon's Immigration File

In 84 easy-to-read parts. USCIS Electronic Reading Room, last updated 04/04/2011 .

DACA DNA: John Lennon, Leon Wildes and 'Non-Priority Status'

In 1972 New York attorney Leon Wildes received a telephone call ...

Leon Wildes, John Lennon and DACA

"John Lennon and Yoko Ono were placed in deportation proceedings in 1972 by the Nixon Administration. The reason for the urgency to remove him at the time, we later learned, was the fact that it was in 1972, that 18 to 21 year olds were first enabled to vote in U.S. national elections. Lennon was...

You May Say He's a DREAMer: John Lennon's Immigration Case

"In many ways, Leon Wildes wrote the ballad of John Lennon and Yoko Ono and the undocumented immigrant in America. The New York immigration attorney represented Lennon and Ono in their blockbuster immigration trial throughout the 1970s. He helped the rock star successfully fight deportation. And...

U.S. immigration enforcement’s ‘prosecutorial discretion’ history dates to John Lennon

Former Beatle John Lennon gave music many memorable songs. But he also played a role in U.S. immigration policy. In 1975, Lennon’s lawyer Leon Wildes fought to keep Lennon from being deported over a conviction for possession of cannabis resin in Britain. The suit under the Freedom of Information...

John Lennon vs. The U.S.A. (August 2016 book release)

John Lennon vs. The U.S.A.: The Inside Story of the Most Bitterly Contested and Influential Deportation Case in United States History – August 7, 2016 - "For the first time, noted New York immigration attorney Leon Wildes tells the incredible story of this landmark case – John Lennon...

John Lennon's Ghost Haunts Today's Immigration Debate - Daniel Kanstroom

Reviewing the new book John Lennon vs. The USA, immigration law professor Daniel Kanstroom ties together Lennon, Nixon, J. Edgar Hoover, President Obama, and more. "More than 40 years after litigating what was undoubtedly the deportation case of his lifetime, Wildes has written an engaging book...