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[…]

News Update: DHS Suspends Ban, DOS Reverses Visa Recovation & SeaTac Airport Back to Normal

What a whirlwind of a week! On Friday 2/3/17 Our very own Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson sued the Administration and won a temporary restraining order (TRO)  that is applicable nationwide. On Saturday morning (2/4/17), the Department of Homeland Security suspended the ban and sent an email through USCIS also.  The Department of State simultaneously[…]

Executive Order on High-Skilled Immigration- Tahmina’s Summary

With three executive orders signed on immigration, we have at least three more to go, that we are aware of. The draft executive orders were leaked through Vox last week. One of them is about making high-skilled work visas restrictive. Here is the draft EO. Below is my summary. Which visas and programs are affected[…]