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[…]

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[…]

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[…]

Press Release: For Here or To Go? Screening in Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.

I am delighted and proud to announce that the movie I have been backing For Here or To Go?- a movie that does my advocacy for me for the need for a Startup Visa and high-skilled immigration reform- will be shown in Capitol Hill, Washington D.C! I am grateful to Congressman Adam Smith and his[…]

Jorge Barón, Executive Director-NWIRP on Tahmina’s Show March 1st at 10am PST

We are incredibly honored to have Jorge Barón, Executive Director of Northwest Immigrant Rights Project (NWIRP) on Tahmina’s radio show “Immigration With Tahmina” on Desi 1250 am this Tuesday March 1st at 10am PST.  NWIRP is a leading organization on immigration rights both in Washington State and in the nation. Northwest Immigrant Rights Project promotes[…]

Wrap-up of an amazing week #ImmigrationAction

Dear Readers, I am sorry I have not given you detailed information and guidance yet. I have seen your questions and comments, esp. on family-based matters. I will start writing details that you are looking for as soon as I can. But I first need to tell you about this amazing week and the build[…]

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.

Tahmina raises immigration reform with US SBA Head and Sen. Cantwell

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[…]

Successful event by @FWD.us and @RenewOurEconomy!

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[…]