Read Tahmina’s H-1B Article Published in the King County Bar Bulletin on April 1st

H1b visas have come under intense scrutiny by this administration. Read my article “The Fast-Changing Landscape of H-1B Visas” published in the King County Bar Bulletin April 1, 2018 edition.  It is the first time KCBA has published my writing- I am excited and proud. Readers and listeners may recall my recent blog post that[…]

Tahmina- Spring 2018 Brand Ambassador of Sanaya Set!

I am so honored and proud to announce that I am the Spring 2018 Brand Ambassador for Sanaya Set! For those of you new to Sanaya Set- the tagline will tell you all you everything- “social justice x self care”. Sanaya Set curates seasonal collections of lifestyle products that enhance beauty inside and out. Every[…]

John Oliver explains the plight of immigration courts- worth watching!

After reading a post from a Facebook group on John Oliver’s latest episode on HBO about Sinclare Broadcasting issues, I wanted to watch the episode. So, I logged into our HBO account and started to watch it. The Sinclare Broadcasting piece definitely raises serious concerns. But in addition, to my surprise, John Oliver started to[…]

Breaking: Last Minute Blow to H-1Bs- Memo Regarding Matter of S-Inc. (Multiple H1b Applications for Same Beneficiary)

Today, the day before we will file H1b applications for the lottery, USCIS presents us with a brand-new memo that will likely add to the 2018 adjudication chaos. The memo is based on the case of Matter of S-Inc which was reopened by USCIS on January 11, 2018 for the ‘purpose of making revisions’- presumably[…]

Ticket Giveaway to Aaina 2018 -South Asian Women’s Focus Festival!

Tasveer’s Aaina 2018 annual festival is here again! In case you didn’t know, Aaina is a South Asian Women’s Festival in Seattle, WA with many thought-provoking events! Tahmina Talks Immigration Show has two tickets to give away for Friday, March 23th and two tickets for Saturday, March 24th! First come first served! Email me at[…]

Tahmina Nominated to King County Bar Association-Board of Trustees

It is an incredible honor to have been nominated to serve on the Board of Trustees of the King County Bar Association. KCBA was founded in 1886 as a result of attorney involvement during the deportation of Chinese citizens after the enactment of the Chinese Exclusion Act. Since then, KCBA has been at the forefront[…]

Breaking: Premium Processing Will Be Suspended for Cap-H1bs ONLY until September 10, 2018

A few moments ago, USCIS released a notice that premium processing will be suspended for H1b cap cases for both regular and Master’s cases. The suspension is expected until September 10th 2018.  The suspension will not apply to other types of H1b filings such as transfers or extensions (thank goodness- last year was tough with[…]

Tahmina’s top 6 points about the new H1b policy memo regarding third party sites

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’[…]