Dedicated to immigration
Watson Immigration Law is a Seattle-based law firm with immigration attorneys practicing exclusively in the area of United States Immigration and Naturalization law. We can assist you with all investment visa matters, as well as all family-based and employment-based immigration matters.
Visa for Investors and Entrepreneurs
For those who do not have a US citizen family member or a US employer to sponsor them, The EB-5 Green Card program is an alternative solution to apply for legal permanent residence in the US.
We are passionate advocates for our clients, their businesses, and their families. We are equally passionate about immigration reform and bringing change.
Tahmina’s Radio Show on Desi 1250 am
Tahmina is the host of the talk show “Immigration with Tahmina Watson” on Desi 1250AM, a local radio station that airs in the Seattle Tacoma area to the South Asian community.
Tahmina’s Book: The Startup Visa
In her book, Tahmina Watson strips away the rhetoric and uses her remarkable skills as an immigration attorney to make a compelling argument for how and why U.S. immigration policy is working against our own best interest.
At Watson Immigration Law, we all strive to meet your needs in the most efficient and dedicated manner.
recent blog posts
On February 23rd, 2018, USCIS released a new memo titled “Contracts and Itineraries Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites”. In this memo, USCIS creates new and onerous policy guidance about H1b adjudications. Here are some of my thoughts about the memo: While the memo targets employers who place H1b workers at ‘third party worksites’[…]
The April 2018 Visa Bulletin was recently released. Most notably, EB-1 China and India will retrogress on April 1st. EB-2 and EB-3 China and EB-3 India also saw significant forward movement. April 2018 For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date advances 40 days to 1 May 2016, F2B preference advances[…]
As the H1b lottery season approaches, the USCIS issued a new policy memo last night. Below is the email from USCIS. I will write about the details of the memo shortly but in essence, it is going to rise to more RFEs and denials. Stay tuned. From USCIS: WASHINGTON—The H-1B visa program generally allows a[…]
On February 3rd 2018, the City of Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs held its second annual mega legal clinic on citizenship. Readers may recall our participation during the first mega-clinic last year on inauguration day. Watson Immigration Law attorneys Tahmina and Trisha proudly served the community helping people with their citizenship applications. The[…]
The March 2018 visa bulletin was recently released. Most notably, EB-5 Regional Center visas are again available through March 23, 2018 following a continuing resolution. There was also good movement forward in the F-2B category as well as the EB-2 and EB-3 China categories. March 2018 For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A[…]
It was one year ago that we faced the unprecedented travel ban that caused immense chaos at airports around the country and airports outside the US. Readers will recall my speech at the rally held that Sunday. 12 months later the chaos has calmed down but the profound effects of the ban are felt daily.[…]
The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) published my article on the International Entrepreneur Rule. Thank you WTIA for the honor! Regular readers will know how much time over the last 9 years I have devoted to the topic of the Startup Visa and the subsequent International Entrepreneur Rule. I had the privilege of working with[…]
The February 2018 visa bulletin was recently released. Most notably, EB5 Regional Center visas are currently unavailable. The immigrant investor pilot program was extended through January 19, 2018. If there is legislative action that extends the program beyond January 19, 2018, the final action date will become current for all countries other than China and[…]
We are delighted that the Huffington Post published Tahmina’s article A Blue Print for a National Legal Defense Fund. Hope you will enjoy reading it and share it widely.
CBP will start sending emails to ESTA travelers 10 days prior to expiration that they should leave. This is a new compliance initiative. If you receive an email notification, I would love to know. Below is a copy of the statement released by CBP. CBP Reminds Travelers of Time Remaining in the US with[…]