Tahmina Speaks at Seattle’s Immigration Rally

It has been a heartbreaking and challenging few days. Last week was full of chaos, confusion and trying to understand the magnitude of the executive orders, advising officials and clients on the impact, attending meetings and press conferences.  That was topped on Friday that saw global havoc with travel bans from 7 countries to the US. […]

Immigration reform: To be or not to be, that is the question!

 What a whirlwind of a year! So close (to immigration reform) yet still so very far. Here is what happened on the comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) front to remind you.  In April 2013, the US Senate dropped bill S. 744 Border Security Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act (‘CIR bill’).   On June 28, 2013, the[…]

Shutdown- immigration- here are some effects

A week after the government shutdown, effects of it can be felt on immigration quite strongly.   Here is a link to the American Immigration Lawyers Association page that gives a breakdown of all the services.  http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=35062 Here is my running list of issues I have seen come up: 1. I-94s: As you may know,[…]

Finally, Real Prospects of a House Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill!

Finally something newsworthy on the immigration reform front! For months, we have been hearing about a bipartisan House comprehensive immigration reform bill. Dubbed the House Gang of 7, the bipartisan House representatives were drafting their own version of immigration reform.  However, despite so much speculation, last week two Republican members deflected from the group, thereby[…]

Tahmina mentioned in Bloomberg Businessweek!

We are grateful to Bloomberg Businessweek for mentioning Tahmina and her work on Entrepreneur Visas in their article about new changes in immigration law.  Here is a link to the article.  Our regular readers will know about our efforts on this issue. We thank Bloomberg Businessweek for recognizing our efforts!

Tahmina Quoted in Society for Human Resources Management News

We are very grateful to the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) News for quoting us in their summary article about the Senate immigration bill passing.  Here is a link to the article.  The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members[…]

Immigration Reform & The 8 New Faces of Immediate Relatives (Family-based)

Immigration reform will change the face of family-based categories quite drastically.  While the two casualties are the elimination the F4/Sibling category and age restriction of F3/married son/daughter of USC category, there are some wonderful new improvements that are not being shouted about enough.   Through CIR, we will have 8 new immediate relative categories! Below[…]

You’ve Been Charted! (by WIL and CIR)

Ever since the bill for comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) was released, some of us have lost sleep. A lot of sleep, in fact.  Thank goodness for  coffee and eye make up, I can tell you! I’ve resigned myself to having a self-confessed addiction – “addiction to the bill”.  When my day job ends, and my[…]