Dedicated to immigration
Watson Immigration Law is a Seattle-based law firm with immigration attorneys practicing exclusively in the area of United States Immigration and Naturalization law. We can assist you with all investment visa matters, as well as all family-based and employment-based immigration matters.
Visa for Investors and Entrepreneurs
For those who do not have a US citizen family member or a US employer to sponsor them, The EB-5 Green Card program is an alternative solution to apply for legal permanent residence in the US.
We are passionate advocates for our clients, their businesses, and their families. We are equally passionate about immigration reform and bringing change.
Tahmina’s Radio Show on Desi 1250 am
Tahmina is the host of the talk show “Immigration with Tahmina Watson” on Desi 1250AM, a local radio station that airs in the Seattle Tacoma area to the South Asian community.
Tahmina’s Book: The Startup Visa
In her book, Tahmina Watson strips away the rhetoric and uses her remarkable skills as an immigration attorney to make a compelling argument for how and why U.S. immigration policy is working against our own best interest.
At Watson Immigration Law, we all strive to meet your needs in the most efficient and dedicated manner.
recent blog posts
USCIS issued a new policy today that will add several layers of brick to the invisible wall. Issues that were not previously considered in citizenship cases will now be part of the ‘good moral character’ assessment. We will write more about this soon. In the meantime, here is what USCIS said this morning: Copied from[…]
USCIS Announces Implementation of H-1B Electronic Registration Process for Fiscal Year 2021 Cap Season
The day has finally come. USCIS has announced the implementation of the electronic registration process for next year’s H-1B lottery, forever changing the landscape of H-1Bs. Instead of preparing and filing completed H-1B petitions and then finding out whether or not that petition was selected in the lottery, employers (or their attorneys) will now electronically[…]
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of interview Martine Kalaw on our radio-show-turned-podcast, Tahmina Talks Immigration. She is the author of “Illegal Among Us“. I first met Martine in the summer of 2019 when she was the keynote speaker and award recipient of the American Immigration Council Heritage Award. Her story is so[…]
It was an absolute honor and privilege to appear on the popular legal podcast Lawyers Who Rock, hosted by renowned rock media lawyer Joleen Hughes! Joleen represents a lot of stars in the media industry, among others. The episode will be released soon, stay tuned!Thank you Joleen for talking immigration with me and having me[…]
We are thankful to all our clients, colleagues and friends for the privilege of helping them. Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Watson Immigration Law to all of you. .
The December 2019 Visa Bulletin was released earlier today. Once again, nothing particularly noteworthy except that the employment-based categories for India continue to see no movement. Commentary: December 2019 For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date remains current, F2B preference advances 31 days to a PD[…]
Today, USCIS continued its unmitigated attack on immigrants and immigration, announcing another proposed rule seeking to greatly limit eligibility for applying for employment authorization. Essentially, those individuals who enter the United States without inspection will be ineligible to apply for employment authorization based on pending asylum applications, except in very limited circumstances. A copy[…]
In true Trumpian manner, big immigration news was dropped again on Friday night (Nov 8, 2019). This time, USCIS is hiking it’s fees. Most proposed fees are almost double the current amounts. For example, N400 citizenship application fees will increase to $1170 (up from $640). Asylum applicants will have to pay a fee for the[…]
Poland is the latest country to be designated into the Visa Waiver Program, meaning that, as of November 11, 2019, Polish citizens will be able to apply to travel to the United States for up to 90 days for purposes of business or pleasure without first obtaining a U.S. visa. A small piece of good[…]
This morning, USCIS announced that the rule to finalize a $10 fee for the new H1B preregistration process is now complete. That means, when the new process goes into effect next year, each application to register an H1B employee will be charged at $10. As more information becomes available, we will update you. We too[…]