Michael J. Wildes

Former Mayor at Englewood, NJ, Office of the Mayor, Michael Wildes

Michael J. Wildes

Michael J. Wildes

Former Mayor at Englewood, NJ, Office of the Mayor, Michael Wildes

Biography

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Counsel
Michael Wildes’ practice is devoted to representing clients in all aspects of immigration law. He is considered a leading expert in the field.
He regularly consults and renders legal services with regard to employment-based immigration, job portability, worldwide U.S. consular practice, remedies for status violations, mergers and acquisitions, immigration-related corporate policies, crisis communication, government investigations, waivers of ineligibility, employer sanctions, legislative advocacy and immigration/naturalization-related litigation.
Michael also provides assistance with immigration I-9 audits and advice to assure compliance with government mandated information and recordkeeping requirements.
He has testified on Capitol Hill in connection with anti-terrorism legislation and is internationally renowned for his successful representation of several defectors who have provided difficult-to-obtain national security information.
Michael appears frequently on network television as a legal commentator/analyst, most recently in connection with the terrorist threats facing the United States.
Representative Matters
Represented Saudi Arabian diplomat Mohammed Al-Khilewi, who defected after walking off with incriminating evidence of international terrorism and espionage.
Secured the cooperation of accused terrorist Hani Al-Sayegh, who was implicated in the Khobar Towers bombing in Saudi Arabia, an atrocity in which 19 U.S. servicemen lost their lives.
Represented Shoebomber Hero Kwame James, who subdued terrorist Richard Reid on board American Airlines Flight 63, saving the lives of 197 passengers and crew members.
Honors and Awards
Visit www.michaelwildes.com
Publications:
Taking Our Medicine: Pressing Need for Immigration Reform by Michael J. Wildes - New Jersey Law Journal, December 2, 2010 »
Immigration Law: H-1B Site Visits and Form I-9 Audits: What You Should Know About These Latest Enforcement Trends by Michael J. Wildes - New Jersey Law Journal, April 12, 2010 »
Bringing Immigration into the 21st Century by Michael J. Wildes - New Jersey Law Journal, February 15, 2010 »
"A New Remedy in ICE’s Arsenal: Debarment," The Immigration Compliance Book, 2009-2010 Edition
“Local Law Enforcement and Immigration: Community Conflict in the Making,” by Michael J. Wildes, Immigration Law Today, September/October 2008 »
"Michael J. Wildes: Leading by Example," Lifestyles Magazine, October 2007
"The Rationale Behind Sanctuary Cities," New Jersey Municipalities, October 2007
"In America’s War on Terrorism, the Rights of Aliens Must End Where the Right to American Security Begins," The Bergen Record, September 2001
Statement Before the Subcommittee on Immigration and Claims Committee on the Judiciary U.S. House of Representatives, May 18, 1999
Presentations
Immigration Reform Panelist, “Strategy Room,” Fox News Channel, June 23, 2009
“Immigration Issues and Their Impact on Our Communities,” A Forum for Bergen Country Leaders and Residents, March, 12, 2009
“Moving Your Workforce Between the U.S. & Australia Today,” Stirling Henry Migration Services Seminar, New York, NY, January 21, 2009
Memberships and Activities
Mayor, City of Englewood, New Jersey, 2004 to present
Former Federal Prosecutor, United States Attorneys’ Office, 1989-1993
Selective Service Adjudication Board
Practice Areas:
Administrative & Regulatory;
Immigration;
Court Admissions:
New Jersey, 1990;
New York, 1991;
District of Columbia, 1991;
United States District Court, Eastern District of New York;
United States District Court, Southern District of New York;
United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit;
Education:
J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1989;
B.A., Queens College, 1986;
Beyond the Law:
“I’m married and the father of four. I enjoy watching old films and reading books on politics and world history.”

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President at Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America, Inc.

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President & Director at Bnai Zion Foundation

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Founder at Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America, Inc.

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Dean at Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America, Inc.

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Adjunct Professor of Law at Yeshiva University - Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law - New York

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Vice Chairman of the National Board of Directors & Member of the Executive Committee at Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America, Inc.

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Chairman, National Board of Directors at Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America, Inc.

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Founding President, National Board of Directors at Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America, Inc.

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Director at The Wildes Family Foundation, Inc.

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Member, National Board of Directors at Boys Town Jerusalem Foundation of America, Inc.

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Michael J. Wildes
Former Mayor at Englewood, NJ, Office of the Mayor, Michael Wildes
Education
Bachelor of Arts Degree
Class of 1986

Queens College is a part of the City University of New York, the third largest university system in the United States, in terms of enrollment. CUNY graduates include 12 Nobel laureates, a U.S. Secretary of State, a Supreme Court Justice, several mayors, members of Congress, state legislators, scientists and artists. Queens College, located in Kew Gardens Hills in the borough of Queens in New York City, is one of the senior colleges of the City University of New York. It is also the fifth oldest of the City University's twenty-three institutions of higher learning. The college's seventy seven acre campus is located in the heart of the borough, along Kissena Boulevard. Queens College opened in 1937 and has become one of CUNY's largest senior colleges.

Juris Doctorate

Cardozo School of Law is a top law school located on lower Fifth Avenue in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Cardozo Law offers approximately 1,100 J.D. and LL.M. candidates a comprehensive legal education in the midst of one of the world’s leading cities for law, business, finance, media and culture. Founded in 1976 by Yeshiva University, one of the finest research universities in the United States, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law has a national reputation for a top-caliber faculty and an innovative academic program that includes a wide range of exciting and practical opportunities. Cardozo Law takes its academic mission seriously. The school's faculty members are known for being widely-published legal scholars, accomplished lawyers, and accessible teachers. They invite ongoing dialogue with their students—inside and outside of the classroom. Almost half of the faculty hold advanced degrees in other disciplines, making them particularly qualified to provide a well-rounded and rigorous legal education.

Career History
Boards & Committees
Member, National Board of Directors
Current

SUPPORTS BOYS TOWN JERUSALEM'S COMPREHENSIVE EDUCATION PROGRAM FOR DISADVANTAGED YOUTH.

Independent Trustee
Tenure Unconfirmed

AS A CHARITABLE FOUNDATION SOCIETY, WE PROVIDE CULTURAL,EDUCATIONAL, ASSISTANCE,GUIDANCE AND OTHER PROGRAMS FOR THE BENEFIT OF OUR MEMBERS. WE ARE DEDICATED TO ASSISTING THOSE IN NEED WITH HUMANITARIAN PROJECTS IN ISRAEL. WE STRONGLY SUPPORT THE SIGNIFICANT, ENDURING TIE BETWEEN AMERICA AND ISRAEL AND ARE CONTINUING PROJECTS TOWARD THE ADVANCEMENT OF THE PHYSICAL, MENTAL AND SOCIAL WELLBEING OF THE CITIZENS OF ISRAEL.

Non-Profit Donations & Grants

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$500 - $999
2013

Cardozo School of Law is a top law school located on lower Fifth Avenue in New York City’s Greenwich Village. Cardozo Law offers approximately 1,100 J.D. and LL.M. candidates a comprehensive legal education in the midst of one of the world’s leading cities for law, business, finance, media and culture. Founded in 1976 by Yeshiva University, one of the finest research universities in the United States, the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law has a national reputation for a top-caliber faculty and an innovative academic program that includes a wide range of exciting and practical opportunities. Cardozo Law takes its academic mission seriously. The school's faculty members are known for being widely-published legal scholars, accomplished lawyers, and accessible teachers. They invite ongoing dialogue with their students—inside and outside of the classroom. Almost half of the faculty hold advanced degrees in other disciplines, making them particularly qualified to provide a well-rounded and rigorous legal education.

Political Donations Received
$2,000
2016
$1,900
2016
$2,000
2016
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