Institute of American and Talmudic Law to Host Seminar on US Immigration Law and the Arizona Controversy in New York City on Thursday, July 22

In wake of the immigration debate, on Thursday, July 22nd, from 4:00pm – 6:30pm, The Institute of American & Talmudic Law (IAT Law) will be hosting a seminar Entitled “US Immigration Law – from the founding fathers to the Arizona Controversy.” The program will be held at Chabad Lubavitch of Midtown Manhattan on 5th avenue in Manhattan.

New York, NY, July 15, 2010 --( The event will feature celebrity immigration attorneys Leon & Michael Wildes, who will give a retrospective on U.S immigration law and policy.

Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe, Dean of IATLaw, will compare and contrast U.S. immigration policy with the Talmudic perspective on immigration law.

Leon Wildes is the founder & Senior Partner of the pre-eminent immigration Law firm in America, Wildes & Weinberg P.C. Holding J.D. and LL.M. degrees from the New York University School of Law, he is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, where he teaches immigration law. He regularly publishes scholarly articles in the field and lectures widely to both immigration lawyers and lawyers in general practice, and has practiced in the field for nearly fifty years. A recognized authority in his field, he served as National President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and has testified before the United States Congress as an expert in immigration matters. Awarded the Edith Lowenstein Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to the field of Immigration Law, he is best known for his successful representation of former Beatle John Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono in deportation proceedings spanning a five year period.

Rabbi Shlomo Yaffe is a renowned scholar, author and lecturer. A profound thinker, he has written and lectured on the Judaic perspective of contemporary, legal, scientific and social issues.

Program Overview:
Since the founding of the United States, immigrants have flocked to our shores seeking freedom and prosperity. Debates have long raged about the proper course of U.S. immigration policy, should we open our doors to “Your tired, your poor, your huddled masses” as we have done so many times in the past, or should close the “golden door” out of fear lethal terrorism or a rise in drug smuggling on our southern border as the state of Arizona is attempting to do.

The Institute of American and Talmudic Law (IAT Law), is a New York City based non-profit organization that provides continuing legal education CLE to attorneys and other professionals, and is an affiliate of Chabad-Lubavitch of Midtown Manhattan (NY). IAT Law is known throughout the field of continuing legal education as one of the top providers of innovative and entertaining programs on a wide range of topics while comparing and contrasting American and Talmudic Law.

Chabad of Midtown Manhattan is a Jewish Educational Organization affiliated with the worldwide Chabad-Lubavitch outreach organization who’s humanitarian and educational activities span the globe.

The Institute of American & Talmudic Law
Noah Heber