Entrepreneur Parole- Final Rule Released- Here are Details!

International Entrepreneurs Rule FINAL RULE – JANUARY 2017 A Simplified Summary by Tahmina Watson  USCIS announced proposed new rules on August 26, 2016 for international entrepreneurs. Comments were sought for a 45-day period.  On Friday January 13th, the final rules were released and will be officially published on Tuesday January 17th 2017.  The rule will[…]

Emily Parkhurst-Editor, Puget Sound Business Journal on Tahmina’s Show 1/10/17 at 10am PST

I am honored and grateful to announce that Emily Parkhurst, Editor-in-Chief of renowned local newspaper Puget Sound Business Journal will appear on my radio show “Immigration with Tahmina” on Desi 1250am on Tuesday January 10th 2016 at 10am PST! From writing about the Startup visa, to H1bs, to a series on immigration reform, Emily has given a voice to immigration issues like[…]

New Year & New Facebook Page For Tahmina’s Radio Show! Like, Share, Spread The Word!

Happy New Year to all my readers! Thank you for being here on an immigration law journey. 2017 promises to be one of the most interesting years to date and never has it been more important to stay on top of current news and updates on immigration law.  After 16 months of being on air[…]

Tahmina attends 1st Bangladesh Global Summit in Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: The 1st ever Bangladesh Global Summit was held on November 19th and 20th in the heart of Kaula Lumpur.  It was an event that was envisioned several years ago by a visionary Bangladeshi-French businessman Kazi Enayet Ullah and took many months to organize.  Organized by the All European Bangladesh Association, this was the first event[…]

The Loss of Immigration Reform and Hillary Clinton

Dear readers,  I don’t know about you, but the last five days have been tremendously difficult to bear. Difficult because I am an immigration lawyer worried about clients and adverse changes to the law that are inevitable.  Difficult because I am an immigrant to the United States myself and fall into a number of minority[…]

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[…]