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Immigration reform: Deferred deportation echoes John Lennon proceedings




John Lennon (1940 - 1980), of the British pop group the Beatles, sits in his car after passing his driving test, February 16, 1965. Bandmates, from left, George Harrison (1943 - 2001), Ringo Starr, and Paul McCartney, show their support. The president's authority to defer deportation goes back to the immigration proceedings over John Lennon in the 1970s.
John Lennon (1940 - 1980), of the British pop group the Beatles, sits in his car after passing his driving test, February 16, 1965. Bandmates, from left, George Harrison (1943 - 2001), Ringo Starr, and Paul McCartney, show their support. The president's authority to defer deportation goes back to the immigration proceedings over John Lennon in the 1970s.
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With no congressional action on immigration reform, many are looking to the president to take executive action. The president's authority to defer deportation goes back to the immigration proceedings over John Lennon in the 1970s.

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Lennon was living in New York back then, had been convicted for possession of cannabis resin and the Nixon administration was all too eager to get him out of the United States.

Fortunately for him, Lennon teamed up with an immigration lawyer who really knew his stuff.

Take Two speaks to Lennon's lawyer, Leon Wildes.