On April 24 2014, the newly appointed Head of the US Small Business Administration Ms. Maria Contreras-Sweet attended the Seattle Chamber of Commerce with Senator Maria Cantwell. It was great to meet two powerful women in person. Senator Cantwell leads the SBA and Global Entrepreneurship committee for Congress. Ms. Contreras-Sweet, an immigrant herself, is[…]
On April 22, 2014, FWD.us and Bloomberg’s Partnership for a New American Economy held an event at Techstar Seattle premises to discuss immigration reform. The event had a panel of 4 distinguished guests- Jack Chen, Senior Immigration Policy lawyer at Microsoft, Michael Schutzler, President and CEO of Washington Technology Industry Association, Avi Cavale- CEO of[…]
AILA-WA Chapter lawyers joined together to discuss immigration reform at Fast4Reform in front of the Federal Building in downtown Seattle at 11:55 am. Hre are photos from the event.
Senate votes 67-27 on immigration bill! Here is what Reuters reports on it. http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/06/24/us-usa-immigration-idUSBRE95N1EB20130624
With a bill imminent next week Tuesday, important details are slowly emerging. One such important detail is that the bill may have a cut-off date for those who can become legal. According to a Seattle Times article today Immigration plan sets 2011 cutoff for path to legalization, the Gang of 8 Senators have apparently agreed[…]
What a speech by our President! I have goosebumps as I write this post. I am emotional and optimistic. For the first time in my immigration career, I feel like there is real hope for immigration reform. Today, Tuesday January 29th 2013, in Las Vegas, Nevada, President Obama spoke to a hall full of thousands[…]