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[…]

Tahmina Shares Thoughts on the H1b Executive Order ‘Buy American Hire American”

The recently signed executive order ” Buy American Hire American” is putting the H1b visa program under the spot light.  I had the honor of speaking with a number of news outlets regarding the executive order and H1bs. Here are some of the links. CNN Money Xconomy Hartford Business Vivere Milano In addition, Tahmina made guest appearances with local[…]

Seattle Mayor Announces Lawsuit Against New Administration

Today on March 29th 2017, our very own Mayor of the City of Seattle, Ed Murray, announced that the city filed a lawsuit against the new administration. Earlier this week, Attorney General Sessions made threats about withholding federal funding from sanctuary cities. The lawsuit argues that withholding funding is against the law. I was very[…]

Tahmina’s Speech at Tasveer’s Vigil for Slain Immigrant Srinivas Kuchibhotla

Today, Sunday March 5th 2017, Tasveer, under the leadership of its Executive Director Rita Meher, organized a vigil that was part of a world wide memorial for the Kansas city slain immigrant Srinivas Kuchibhotla. It was a bitterly cold afternoon yet about 200 people turned up to have their voices heard. Local leaders and government officials[…]