Tahmina Presenting at SHPE on November 3rd 2016

We are honored to have been invited to present at the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SPHE) annual conference on November 3rd.  Topics will cover work visa options in the U.S. including the new STEM OPT rules, H1bs, Entrepreneur parole, DACA and much more.  There will be so much information to discuss, particularly because 2016 has[…]

Work Permission for Abused Spouses of A, G, E-3 and H visa holders: The Details

As an immigration lawyer, I often hear heartbreaking stories of abuse. Abuse of immigrants, visitors, undocumented aliens and many more.  Sometimes there is a solution, but more often than not, there are no solutions.  Those who have never had a solution are spouses of non-immigrant visa holders. Until now! The Obama Administration has issued guidance[…]

Sara O’Brien from CNN Money on Tahmina’s Radio Show 9/13 at 10am PST!

I am thrilled to announce our guest tomorrow! Renowned journalist Sara O’Brien from CNN Money will be joining me on “Immigration with Tahmina” on Desi 1250am on Tuesday 13th September at 10 am PST!  Sara has been a phenomenal voice for immigrant entrepreneurs over the years and it is an absolute honor to have her on[…]

New EB5 Bill Raises Minimum Investment

The EB5 pilot program is up for renewal on September 30th and a new bill was just published today.  I will write more soon. But the immediate headline is that the minimum investment of $500,000 will be increased to $800,000 in this bill. My regular readers will recall last year, Congress had hoped to make[…]

For Here or To Go? (Movie)- Goes to Congress!

September 2nd 2016 was a very special day.  It was the day that the movie For Here or To Go? had a special private screening at the Rayburn House Building- one of the Buildings where Congressmen have their offices. Fresh off the heels of the announcement of International Entrepreneur Rules, this movie screening was so[…]

Tahmina’s Article On Startup Visa alternative in the Seattle Globalist

I am grateful to The Seattle Globalist for allowing me to be a columnist and sharing my thoughts. My regular readers will know how important this issue is to me! Making sense of the proposed Startup Visa alternative On Friday, the White House announced proposed new visa rules for international entrepreneurs. Having advocated for a[…]

Breaking: Obama’s Startup Visa Alternative- Entrepreneur Parole Announced

This morning on August 26, 2016, The White House announced proposed new rules for International Entrepreneurs.  The announcement was followed by a conference call from key White House personnel from the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.  The call discussed the rules and clarified some issues. Below is a summary as published by[…]

Listen to #VisaGate2015 Lawyer Robert Pauw Discuss The Case on Desi 1250am

Here is the recording live on Facebook and you can hear again on Friday at 12:30pm PST! Listen again this Friday at 12:30pm to @tahminawatson‘s talk w/ immigration lawyer Robert Pauw about #VisaGate2015! pic.twitter.com/EfIrvXPP3j — Desi 1250AM (@Desi1250AM) July 26, 2016

#VisaGate2015 Atty Robert Pauw on Tahmina’s Radio Show July 26th 10am PST

I am excited and honored to announce my next guest Robert Pauw on Tuesday July 26th 2016 at 10am PST!  Robert Pauw (Bob to his friends!) is a renowned immigration attorney with national and international acclaim.  I am lucky to call him a friend and mentor. Robert is one of the lead attorneys litigating one of the[…]