Breaking: Premium Processing Resumed for All H1B Petitions

A few moments ago, USCIS announced that premium processing will be resumed for ALL H1b applications. While there was a slow return of premium processing in various categories, this completes reintroducing premium processing in all categories. See below message from USCIS: WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing today for all[…]

Breaking: Trump signs proclamation restricting travel from certain countries as travel ban expires

A few moment ago, the President signed a proclamation restricting travel into the US from the following eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Syria, Venezuela, Yemen and Somalia. The restrictions go into effect Sunday September 24th 2017 at 3:30pm ET (6:30pm PST) for nationals of Iran, Libya, Syria, Yemen and Somalia. The restrictions go[…]

USCIS Announcement on Ending DACA

Copied from USCIS website: Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals 2017 Announcement On Sept. 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated the orderly phase out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DHS will provide a limited, six-month window during which it will consider certain requests for DACA and applications[…]

Breaking: AG Session rescinds DACA. Our Remarks.

A few moments ago, US Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced in a prepared speech that the 2012 President Obama program called Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) is rescinded with a 6 month delay.  Watson Immigration Law is appalled at this cruel action taken against young adults who know nowhere but America as their home.[…]

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[…]