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
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. […]
Breaking: USCIS Extends and Expands Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions to Reduce Delays
USCIS issued a new notice today that premium processing suspension will be expanded to most H1b cases. This is a tremendous blow to businesses and individuals, especially during a climate of high scrutiny. See notice below copied from USCIS. USCIS is extending the previously announced temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions and, beginning Sept.[…]
I am proud and thrilled to let you know that Alex Stonehill, cofounder of The Seattle Globalist and I have teamed up to bring a series of Tahmina Talks Immigration podcasts! We will be focusing on the fast and furiously changing immigration policies affecting so many in our community. Some of these changes are drastic[…]
Dear readers, listeners, and viewers: It has been a busy few months, to say the least. While I haven’t been able to write much about what I am doing for our clients and the community, it is because the ‘doing’ has left me with little time to write about it. In the coming months, I[…]
Every month, the American Immigration Lawyers Association’s (AILA) Department of State Liaison Committee checks in with Charlie Oppenheim, Chief of the Visa Control and Reporting Division at the Department of State. This month’s check-in included clarification about the numerous retrogressions and changes announced in the September 2018 Visa Bulletin. Charlie confirmed that the F-1 and[…]
USCIS released updated policy guidance about when a student will accrue unlawful presence. Please see below text copied from USCIS. I have underlined a couple of pertinent sentences. Copy text below Guidance Updated After Public Comment Period WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a revised final policy memorandum (PDF, 129 KB) related to[…]
Dear Readers, As many of you may know, I don’t generally write about our success stories. This is because our clients’ successes speak for themselves and the referrals we get from our happy clients say it all. But this morning we had a successful case that warrants a mention. Our client, a business owner in[…]
The September 2018 Visa Bulletin was released today. Most notably, EB2 and EB3 worldwide had final action dates imposed and EB2 China and EB2 and EB3 India retrogressed further. All of these dates are expected to return to current or to their August 2018 dates in October. However, contrary to previous visa bulletins, EB1 is[…]
Yesterday, the Dept. of Justice posted the below press release (copied from their website) that DOJ has partnered with the Dept. of Labor in an effort to protect American workers. The partnership will allow detailed information sharing to find discriminatory practices by employers using the following visas: H-1B, H-1B1, E-3, H-2A, H-2B, D-1 and PERMs[…]