Tahmina's Startup Visa Book Is on Amazon!

We are thrilled and excited to announce that Tahmina’s book “The Startup Visa: Key to Job Growth and Economic Prosperity in America” is now finally out and available on Amazon for purchase! Foreword written by the one and only Vivek Wadhwa and edited by Lornet Turnbull, preeminent journalist and former immigration reporter with The Seattle[…]

What to expect from the executive action annoucement

I have it on good authority that these are  some of the things we can expect: Illegal immigration: 1. Deferred action to parents of US citizens and green card holders who have lived in the US for at least 5 years. 2. Expanding the DACA program to no-age limit and who have been in the[…]

GOP Takes Senate: Will We Still See Executive Action?

Last night, the mid-term election results showed that the Republicans took majority control of the Senate. They have even more seats at the House too.  With a Republican controlled Congress, what will happen to immigration reform? To my readers and clients, if you are wondering about immigration reform, here are my thoughts: I don’t think[…]

Vote If You Want Immigration Reform!

To all my readers and clients- if you truly care about immigration reform- then now is the time to have your voice heard and vote. The last day to vote for the midterm elections is today.  The biggest power one has as a citizen, is the power to vote for your representative. It is your[…]

Visa Guru Charlie Oppenheim Agrees There Are Unused Visas

As many of my readers will know, over the summer there was much discussion about whether there were unused visas and whethey they could be recaptured.  Various newspapers had reported about 200,000 visas remain unused. The recaputuring of those visas would reduce the severe visa backlog.  Here is my article: Unused Visas- To Recapture or[…]

The Guardian Newspaper Discusses The Startup Visa & Mentions Tahmina

As my regular readers will know, the Startup Visa or lack thereof in the US, is something we feel very passionate about. Here is a compelling story from The Guardian newspaper discussing why the Startup Visa is necessary. Thank you to The Guardian and to Reporter Nina Roberts for giving the issue a voice.

Will we see Executive Action from Obama next week?

The political winds of immigration keep shifting. It is rather hard to keep track.  The question of the moment is this: will President Obama announce executive actions on immigration reform next week? A week or two ago, there were news reports that Obama will make announcements immediately after Labor Day weekend. But as the weekend[…]

Unused Visas: To Recapture or Not to Recapture- That Is The Question

Please visit this link before reading the article as the comment from Attorney Roger Algase is important because he clarifies that more understanding is necessary in the article. The issue is complicated no doubt and it would be appreciated if anyone who can make the issue crystal clear should comment on this.  http://discuss.ilw.com/content.php?3445-Article-Unused-Visas-To-Recapture-or-Not-to-Recapture-That-Is-The-Question-By-Tahmina-Watson To help[…]

Tahmina Mentioned in CNNMoney

Thank you to CNN and Reporter Sara O’Brian for reporting on an issue that I care so deeply about and mentioning my work. My regular readers will know how strongly I feel about these issues. The article highlights the frustration that I and many of my colleagues face helping startups get visas. Hope this will shed light[…]

Immigration reform will help Washington State’s demand for tech workers

Immigration reform will help Washington State’s demand for tech workers.  On August 6th, 2014, the Puget Sound Business Journal reported that the Washington State is the 5th fastest growing state in the US for tech jobs, yet there are not enough tech workers.   Reporter Rachel Lerman discusses the issue in detail and reports that the[…]