Election Special Radio Show with Alex Stonehill and Joaquin Uy on November 1st at 10am PST on Desi 1250am

I am so excited to announce my show next week! Not one but two amazing community leaders will be joining me for a special ‘election and immigration’ episode! Alex Stonehill, Co-Founder and Editor of The Seattle Globalist  and Joaquin Uy, Ethnic Media and Communications Specialist of the City of Seattle’s Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs  will joining me for this special[…]

Tahmina’s Latest Column in The Seattle Globalist: Walls vs. Bridges

With the election 20 days away, I couldn’t help but write about the importance of this election for immigration reform. I hope you will enjoy my latest article in The Seattle Globalist: Walls vs bridges: Why I’m voting for immigration reform this November.  I hope you will enjoy it and spread it far and wide.[…]

International Entrepreneur Proposed Rules Comment Deadline 10/17- Get Your Comments In!

Dear Entrepreneur, venture capitalists, angel investors, accelerators and people who work with within the startup arena: On August 26th, 2016 the Department of Homeland Security announced new rules that would allow international entrepreneurs to enter the US in certain situations under ‘parole’, which means permission to be in the US.  This is part of President Obama’s immigration executive action and[…]

Festival Director, Tasveer-SSAFF-Kiran Dhillon on Tahmina’s Radio Show 10/11/16 at 10am PST

We are delighted to announce that Tasveer’s Festival Director of the 11th Seattle South Asian Film Festival (SSAFF) Kiran Dhillon will be on Tahmina’s radio show “Immigration With Tahmina”  on Desi 1250 am this Tuesday October 11th at 10am PST.  Over the years, SSAFF has become an integral part of our diverse community. Many of us immigrants have[…]

FOBANA 30th anniversary inspires creation of Womens Empowerment Committee

The Federation of Bangladeshi Associations in North America (FOBANA) is an umbrella organization for all Bangladeshi non-profit associations around the United States. Established in 1987, FOBANA®, is a non-profit, non-political and non-discriminatory organization. Under this umbrella, Bangladeshi Americans gather to celebrate their success and introduce their vibrant culture to this multicultural country. Since its inception[…]

Kent Mayor Cooke on Tahmina’s Radio Show 9/20 at 10am PST Talking Welcoming Week!

In honor of National Welcoming Week coming up (Sept. 16-25), I asked one our state’s most respected leaders to join me on my show to talk about how she has transformed her city into one of the nation’s most welcoming cities ever.  I am so thrilled to announce that my guest next week will be the Mayor of The City[…]

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[…]

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[…]

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[…]