John Lennon's Immigration Attorney's Work in the 1970s Influenced President Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Program

Posted on Thu, Dec 20, 2012 at 9:39 am

Immigration attorney Leon Wildes represented John Lennon and Yoko Ono throughout their immigration trial in the 1970s and helped them fight deportation. Central to Wildes' argument was documentation proving that the government had overlooked other deportation cases and quietly granted a form of deferred action. Wildes' work exposed the standards upon which President Obama's administration built the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows undocumented immigrants who grew up in the United States to stay in the country. Learn more.

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