Manan Mehta of Unshackled on Tahmina’s radio show talking immigrant entrepreneurship on 10/4/16!

We are incredibly thrilled and honored to have Manan Mehta of Unshackled on Tahmina’s radio show “Immigration With Tahmina”  on Desi 1250 am this Tuesday October 4th at 10am PST. With the new proposed rules for international entrepreneurs out, I am excited that Manan is taking time out of his incredibly busy schedule to join us. Tune in to listen[…]

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[…]

Doug Rand from White House OSTP on Tahmina’s Radio Show to Talk Entrepreneur Rules!

I am incredibly honored to announce my next guest on my radio show- on Tuesday September 6th at 10am PST–  Doug Rand,  Assistant Director for Entrepreneurship, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. As you may be aware by now, on August 26th 2016, the Department of Homeland released new proposed rules for International Entrepreneurs to come[…]

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[…]

Press Release: For Here or To Go? Screening in Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.

I am delighted and proud to announce that the movie I have been backing For Here or To Go?- a movie that does my advocacy for me for the need for a Startup Visa and high-skilled immigration reform- will be shown in Capitol Hill, Washington D.C! I am grateful to Congressman Adam Smith and his[…]

Tahmina in Bloomberg BNA on Entrepreneur Parole (Startup visa alternative)

(Copied from Bloomberg BNA) August 29, 2016 Draft Immigration Rule Would Ease Foreign Entrepreneurs’ Entry FREE TRIAL From Daily Labor Report Daily Labor Report® is the objective resource the nation’s foremost labor and employment professionals read and rely on, providing reliable, analytical coverage of top labor and employment… By Laura D. Francis Aug. 26 —[…]

International Entrepreneurs Rule (Obama’s Startup Visa Alternative)- Detailed Summary by Tahmina

Final International Entrepreneur rules were released on January 13th 2017. Here is my updated blog post. International Entrepreneurs Rule A Simplified Summary by Tahmina Watson On August 26, 2016, USCIS announced proposed new rules for international entrepreneurs in an attempt to create an alternative to a Startup Visa. In a coordinated effort, The White House published an article[…]

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[…]

Breaking News: Entrepreneurial Parole Rules Released

The below rules were published this morning. Stay tuned for more soon- Tahmina USCIS Proposes Rule to Welcome International Entrepreneurs Release Date: August 26, 2016 WASHINGTON—U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is proposing a new rule, which would allow certain international entrepreneurs to be considered for parole (temporary permission to be in the United States)[…]

Tahmina’s Upcoming Speaking Engagements

We have some exciting speaking engagements coming up! If you find yourself at these events or in the area, please say hello! Seattle, WA | August 25 & 26: Tahmina will speak at the 19th Annual Labor & Employment Law Conference. She will be speaking about immigration updates and it has been a busy year![…]