The RAISE Act: The Opposite of Strengthening the US Economy

If we could give points for the most mean-spirited, misleading, and most unAmerican bill ever introduced, the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act or “RAISE” Act would win hands down.  The draconian bill the Trump Administration announced yesterday has been touted as strengthening the economy. In reality, it will do anything but that. Rather[…]

USCIS to Resume Cap-Exempt H1b Premium Processing.

Today, USCIS announced that cap-exempt H1b applications can file premium processing again. See below notice copied from USCIS website: USCIS to Resume H-1B Premium Processing for Certain Cap-Exempt Petitions Release Date: July 24, 2017 WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) will resume premium processing for certain cap-exempt H-1B petitions effective immediately. The H-1B[…]

Tahmina Shares Thoughts on Delay of International Entrepreneur Rule

Readers and listeners of my radio show will know how deeply I care about the International Entrepreneur Rule, the ‘Startup Visa’ alternative provision that was created by the Obama administration. The Rule was officially delayed on Monday through a federal register notice. Here are links to various media stories with my comments and appearances: KUOW -This[…]

King 5 News Will Report on impact of delaying/rescinding International Entrepreneur Rule

My blog readers and viewers of my radio show Facebook videos will know how important the International Entrepreneur Rule has been for me and my clients.  As the only Startup Visa alternative option in the US, it would have made a huge difference to many a founder struggling to find a way to stay in[…]

Tahmina Talks Immigration With Seattle Mayoral Candidates

Tahmina Talks Immigration Radio Show Show will host a special Facebook Live only show talking immigration with some of the Seattle mayoral candidates! Co-hosted by Desi1250AM hosts Debadutta Dash and Tahmina Watson, the event will focus on immigration issues only. The panel discussion will be live before an audience and broadcast on Facebook Live simultaneously[…]

Department of State sets criteria for travel from 6 countries listed in travel ban

Update: The government amended the criteria to include ‘fiance’ as a bona fide relationship. The Associated Press published an article about an hour ago tonight reporting that the US Department of State issued a cable message late Wednesday night (June 28th) to embassies. The guidance confirms that the travel ban for the 6 countries listed[…]

H1b Premium Processing Reinstated for Physicians under Conrad 30 Waiver Program Only

USCIS announced on Friday 23rd that premium processing will be reinstated in one situation only. See below. While this is good news, it is important that the suspension of premium processing for all H1b is lifted soon. I hope USCIS will make similar announcements soon!  Copied from USCIS USCIS to Resume H-1B Premium Processing for Physicians[…]