Immigrants Of The Week: Cesar Millan, Mariane Pearl, Yoko Ono, Angela Lansbury, And Elie Wiesel
by Greg Siskind
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The National Geographic Channel's #1 rated show is a reality show centering around Cesar Millan helping owners correct problem behavior with their dogs. Okay, that doesn't sound terribly compelling, but the show is actually well done and worth watching, particularly if you're a dog lover.
Cesar Millan is probably the best know
dog trainer on the planet. So a lot of folks who watch his show might be
surprised that he crossed illegally from his native
The story of
Mariane Pearl is well-known. She is the
widow of Wall Street Journalist reporter Daniel Pearl who was kidnapped and
tortured by al Qaeda operatives in
"A Mighty Heart," starring Angelina Jolie, is based on the best-selling book by Mariane Pearl about the murder of her husband, Wall Street
Journal reporter Daniel Pearl, by Al Qaeda members in
Ms. Pearl now resides in
When I was in junior high school, I started to pay a lot more
attention to the news of the world. The energy crisis, the
There's a story relating to John Lennon that I knew little about until recently. I knew Lennon was hounded by the FBI for his anti-war activities and that he was almost deported. I've been lucky enough to become friends over the last few years with Lennon's immigration lawyer Leon Wildes. Leon serves on the board of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society and we go to a dinner every year together at the annual meeting of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (Leon, by the way, is a former president of AILA).
This evening I finally was able to view the excellent
U.S. Versus John Lennon which tells the story of the
deportation case. Much of the story focuses on Yoko as well as John and their
long battle with an INS and a White House intent on getting the couple out of
the country and out of their hair. Much of the story focuses on
The story ends when Lennon is killed by Mark David Chapman near
the entrance to the Dakota Hotel on the upper West Side in
Oko's life has been extremely interesting. She's certainly the most controversial figure in the Beatles story with many blaming her for the break up of the band. But it's obvious that Lennon and Ono were very much in love until John's premature demise.
Despite being 81, British-born actress
Angela Lansbury is still one of the hardest
working actresses in the
Elie Wiesel's life began peacefully, but
as with every Jew in
Wiesel immigrated to the
Greg Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.