Mayor Suzette Cooke of Kent, WA on Tahmina’s Radio Show on Tuesday 3/21 at 10am PST

I am honored to announce that my guest this week will be the Mayor of The City of Kent! Mayor Suzette Cooke will be on my radio show- on Tuesday March 21st at 10am PST.  Given recent unrest and hate crimes against immigrants, particularly with the shooting in Kent, WA, I am grateful Mayor Cooke will make some time for us. The[…]

Tahmina’s Speech at Tasveer’s Vigil for Slain Immigrant Srinivas Kuchibhotla

Today, Sunday March 5th 2017, Tasveer, under the leadership of its Executive Director Rita Meher, organized a vigil that was part of a world wide memorial for the Kansas city slain immigrant Srinivas Kuchibhotla. It was a bitterly cold afternoon yet about 200 people turned up to have their voices heard. Local leaders and government officials[…]

New Travel Ban Expected on Monday Reports Politico

On Sunday March 4th 2017, Politico broke the news that a new travel ban executive order is likely to be signed on Monday March 6th 2017. Here is the link.   Details of the order are not available yet. However, readers should take note of the following: If you are currently traveling outside the US, you should[…]

Elena Krafic, Attorney, on Tahmina’s Radio Show March 7th at 10 am PST!

I am excited to announce that my dear friend Attorney Elena Krafcik will appear on my radio show “Immigration with Tahmina” on Desi 1250am on Tuesday March 7th 2017 at 10am PST! Elena came to the United States from Kiev, then in the former Soviet Union, now Ukraine, as a refugee in the 1990s. Elena’s family left the Soviet Union due to religious[…]

USCIS Suspends Premium Processing for H1b Visas on April 3rd 2017

On Friday March 3rd just before 3pm PST, USCIS dropped a bombshell that premium processing for H1b will be suspended from April 3 for about 6 months.  Below is a copy of the email.  This is particularly upsetting for cap-subject H1bs. In other words, the H1b lottery will be affected.  For cap cases, it is[…]

Jasmin Samy, CAIR-WA on Tahmina’s Radio Show Feb. 21st at 10am PST

I am so happy to announce that Jasmin Samy, Civil Rights Manager at CAIR-Washington State, a chapter of America’s largest Muslim civil liberties and advocacy organization will be appear on my radio show “Immigration with Tahmina” on Desi 1250am on Tuesday February 21st 2017 at 10am PST! She is deeply passionate about extending CAIR-WA’s work to reach thousands more than ever[…]

Kristie De Peña, Immigration Policy Counsel at the Niskanen Center on Tahmina’s Radio Show 2/7/17 at 10am

I am thrilled to announce that Kristie De Peña, Immigration Policy Counsel at the Niskanen Center in Washington D.C. will be appear on my radio show “Immigration with Tahmina” on Desi 1250am on Tuesday February 7th 2017 at 10am PST! Established in 2014, the Niskanen Center is a libertarian 501(c)(3) think tank that works to change public policy through direct engagement[…]