International Entrepreneur Rule Officially on Path to Closure

While the writing was on the wall that the new administration would rescind the International Entrepreneur Rule, I was still holding hope that the so called business-men in this administration would see the economic merits of such a rule. It is afterall the closest we have ever come to a ‘startup visa’ in this country. […]

USCIS Guidance on DACA Renewal Requests Affected by Mail Service Issues

Copied from USCIS: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has received reports that the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has identified USPS mail service delays that affected a number of DACA renewal requests. Because the DACA policy has been rescinded and individuals can no longer request deferred action under DACA, and in light of the mail service[…]

Breaking: New Executive Order Allows Refugee Admission with Extreme Vetting

A new executive order was signed today allowing refugees to resume admission into the US.  There will be additional screening involved.  See below copy text of the EO.   The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 24, 2017 Presidential Executive Order on Resuming the United States Refugee Admissions Program with[…]

In the name of ‘Buy American, Hire American”- simple visa extensions will no longer be simple

Today, in unexpected news (much like other news this administration releases without notice), USCIS released an announcement and a policy memo that previously approved non-immigrant visa applications will no longer receive ‘deference’ and will receive extra scrutiny- see below copy of notice. The new policy will supersede well established old policy that an approved application[…]

SPECIAL SHOW-Drive Time at 4pm 10/13- Talking Immigration with Felicia Escobar and much more!

SPECIAL SHOW: Tomorrow- Friday October 13th- we have a one-hour special show during drive time at 4pm PST!  This is not our usual timeslot. Hope you will join in!  We will be live on Facebook on Tahmina Talks Immigration Radio Show as well as on air on Desi1250am. I will have a special guest. And[…]

Today’s Radio Show- Immigration Updates and Seattle/King County Clinic News

In today’s Tahmina Talks Immigration, I will be talking about news updates in the world of immigration and will also speak with Dr. Claudia Finkelstein to talk about the Seattle/King County clinic coming up on October 26th especially for the local vulnerable communities. Claudia Finkelstein MDCM is a clinical associate professor of medicine in the[…]

Breaking: Premium Processing Resumed for All H1B Petitions

A few moments ago, USCIS announced that premium processing will be resumed for ALL H1b applications. While there was a slow return of premium processing in various categories, this completes reintroducing premium processing in all categories. See below message from USCIS: WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing today for all[…]