The White House Comes to Seattle- To Talk #WelcomingCitizens

June 10th 2016 was a special day in Seattle.  It was the day the White House came to Seattle! Two key immigration policy staff members from the White House visited Seattle to hold a “White House Regional Convening” at City Hall together with the city’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs.  Ms. Felicia Escobar, Special Assistant to[…]

Tahmina chats with Seattle Deputy Mayor Kim on Desi 1250am radio

In this episode of #ImmigrationWithTahmina on Desi1250am radio, I talk with the Deputy Mayor of Seattle Hyeok Kim. She discusses the reasons immigration is important to the City of Seattle and the current Administration, the current programs of the City for immigrants and refugees and the upcoming Flag Day to be held on June 14th[…]

On Today’s “Immigration with Tahmina” radio show – we talk Citizenship Day!!

We are honored to have announce today’s guest Mallori Thompson, Program Associate of Washington New Americans, One America! Mallori will talk about the upcoming Citizenship Day program to be held on April 23rd. This invaluable service to Washingtonians is unmissable for those who need free legal help for applying for US citizenship! Indeed this is[…]

Isaac Brock Society Quotes Tahmina

I came across an article on the Isaac Brock Society website yesterday. Titled “Breaking story: U.S. immigration lawyer actually understands how and why people renounce U.S. citizenship”, the article discusses our recent article about giving up US citizenship. I am so honored and grateful to have been quoted and held in such high esteem!  Thank[…]

Tahmina’s article published in AILA New Members Division Newsletter

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is THE bar association for anyone practicing immigration law in the United States. In my opinion, the support and assistance from AILA is unparalleled by any other such organization. The New Members Division of AILA has a publication.  We are proud to say that in the January edition, our[…]

The Plight of Renouncing United States Citizenship within the U.S.

It is not often I meet a person who wants to renounce United States citizenship, at least within the U.S. People generally renounce citizenship outside the U.S. where they can attend an embassy.  United States embassies have designated departments handling such matters regularly. Recently, I was sitting at my desk when a call came in. […]

Silviya Becomes a US Citizen!

August 16th 2012 is a special day for us at Watson Immigration Law.  Our very own Silviya Borroff, paralegal to Watson Immigration Immigration, became a naturalized citizen! As our regular readers will know, over the years, Silviya has devoted numerous hours pro bono to helping people naturalize through Citizenship Day (as well as helping our[…]

WIL participates in special Citizenship Day event on February 25, 2012

On February 25, 2012, Washington New Americans once again partnered with the Washington State Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) to offer Citizenship Day assistance to those who cannot afford it. The event was a special ‘mini’ citizenship day where attendees could only participate by appointment only.  The event was held at Renton Technical College.[…]