Tahmina Presenting at SHPE on November 3rd 2016

We are honored to have been invited to present at the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SPHE) annual conference on November 3rd.  Topics will cover work visa options in the U.S. including the new STEM OPT rules, H1bs, Entrepreneur parole, DACA and much more.  There will be so much information to discuss, particularly because 2016 has[…]

Listen to #VisaGate2015 Lawyer Robert Pauw Discuss The Case on Desi 1250am

Here is the recording live on Facebook and you can hear again on Friday at 12:30pm PST! Listen again this Friday at 12:30pm to @tahminawatson‘s talk w/ immigration lawyer Robert Pauw about #VisaGate2015! pic.twitter.com/EfIrvXPP3j — Desi 1250AM (@Desi1250AM) July 26, 2016

December 2015 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The December 2015 Visa Bulletin was out today. Highlighting that EB2 India moved forward 10 months (for final green card processing). For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category advances 31 days to priority date at 15 June 2014, 22 days movement forward in F2B preference with PD at 22 of March 2009; F4 category[…]

Charlie Oppenheim Talks New-Visa-Bulletin with AILA

Copied from AILA website- very useful read: Check-in with DOS’s Charlie Oppenheim AILA Doc No. 14071401 | Dated September 15, 2015 This is series of monthly reports from the AILA DOS Liaison Committee designed to keep members informed of Visa Bulletin progress and projections. Immediately following publication of each month’s Visa Bulletin, AILA will “check-in”[…]

October 2015 Visa Bulletin- Huge Changes- Take Note

The October 2015 Visa Bulletin was released today with some profound changes. As part of the Executive Action measures to bring positive policy changes, and to coincide with the idea of filing for adjustment when you have an I-140 approved (see my GeekWire Article)– the Department of State introduced two new charts- one for when[…]

September 2015 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The September 2015 Visa Bulletin was released today.  To our regular readers, we will start to cover the China EB5 category from hereon given the retrogression issues involved and it’s effect on our readers and clients. September 2015 Visa Bulletin For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category advances 77 days to priority date[…]

August 2015 Visa Bulletin is Out!

The Dept. of State released the 2015 August Visa Bulletin today. Here is a link. Usual commentary to follow soon. pertinent note copied below: D.  CHINA-MAINLAND BORN EMPLOYMENT THIRD, AND THIRD OTHER WORKER VISA AVAILABILITY There was an extremely large increase in applicant demand reported for consideration in the determination of the August cut-off dates. Therefore, it has[…]

June 2015 visa bulletin commentary

The June 2015 visa bulletin was released this week. Here is our commentary. For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category advances 31 days to priority date at 1 October 2013, no movement in F2B preference with PD at 15 September 2008; F4 category advanced 28 days to PD at 8 September 2002; EB2 is[…]