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
In one of the most consequential elections of our times, local Seattle community organizers have organized an event “My Vote My Voice” #MyVoteMyVoice on October 22 from 7pm to 9pm at Capitol Hill’s Optimism Brewing. Featured speakers include Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson and American Muslim of the Year- Aneelah Afzali! I am[…]
The November 2018 visa bulletin was released today. Below are the new priority dates. It is worth noting that EB1 all countries is still not current. We have a number of clients in holding patterns and are monitoring this carefully as a result. It will be interesting to see how this works out procedurally. November[…]
It was an honor to appear on Start Dis Podcast hosted by the wonderful Jacqui Oh. Here is a link to the episode. A huge thanks to Jacqui for having me on her show! Hope you will enjoy and share.
USCIS published the proposed rules on ‘public charge’ policy changes. This will affect green card applications in a drastic way. Here is a link to the rules proposed. I will write more soon.
USCIS released a notice confirming that international students on F1 who are beneficiaries of H1B applications filed in April 2018 and are still waiting for adjudication, will start to accrue unlawful presence if they work beyond September 30th. If you or anyone you know is waiting for H1B adjudication and your OPT has expired, you[…]
USCIS announced that the NTA memo went into effect on October 1, 2018. Please see copy of the notice below. At the moment, the memo will affect I-485 and I-539 form denials. There will be an incremental roll-out of the memo. At the moment, I-129 form denials will not be affected, which is a great[…]
Administration announces change ‘public assistance’ rules that will drastically affected all immigrants.
Dear readers and listeners, please read the below press release from DHS (copied). This will have a drastic effect on all immigrants. I will write soon once I have read the rules in detail. Please feel free to share. DHS Announces New Proposed Immigration Rule to Enforce Long-Standing Law that Promotes Self-Sufficiency and Protects[…]
Tahmina Talks Immigration Podcast Cohosted by Seattle Globalist’s Alex Stonehill: New Episode on ‘No-RFE Memo’
Here is our latest episode of Tahmina Talks Immigration Cohosted by Seattle Globalist’s Alex Stonehill. We discuss the new no-RFE memo implementing a policy that immigration casescan be denied without requesting further evidence. You can subscribe to the podcast on Itunes. Please also subscribe to The Seattle Globalist to read the column accompanying the podcast! […]
The new fiscal year begins in October. The visa bulletin for October 2018 was released yesterday. Unfortunately, EB1 continues to be backlogged but there is good news in other categories. A reminder of our recent blog post about when EB1 may become current. In the meantime, here is our usual commentary: October 2018 For all[…]
Dear Readers, viewers and listeners, The dreaded ‘no-RFE’ memo goes into effect tomorrow. Of all dates, USCIS chooses September 11th as the start date of such a drastic policy change. Not sure who came up with this date as there is no real difference between a Monday (like today) and Tuesday. But here we are. […]