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
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[…]
This morning, USCIS suspended the NTA memo issued on June 28th which we wrote about at the time. The policy is postponed until operational guidance is issued. We will keep you posted as this issue develops. This is a big relief for the moment but important to understand that this will likely be implemented soon. […]
As discussed in Friday’s blog post, the EB-1 category will retrogress on August 1st. A note in the visa bulletin stated that this retrogression would be immediate. It does look like this retrogression has already gone into effect and that USCIS’s system is currently not letting officers issue green cards for EB-1 applicants. This just[…]
The August 2018 Visa Bulletin was released this morning. Most notably, EB1 worldwide will retrogress, most likely becoming current again at the start of the new fiscal year. Additionally, EB3 India is now within 2.5 month of moving past EB2 India. If you are now eligible to file your adjustment of status, you can go[…]
USCIS issued new policy guidance today (copied below) that is very concerning. For most types of cases, USCIS will not issue “requests for further evidence” (RFE) of “notices of intent to deny” (NOID) and will go straight to denial “if the record does not establish eligibility”. This policy will apply to most visa categories whether[…]
I had the distinct honor of appearing on the podcast Ask An American Immigrant hosted by the wonderful Mili Metz of The Swell Collective. We discuss my immigrant journey to America, to becoming a lawyer, to my advocacy as well as the challenges of being a busy working mother. I make an important announcement also[…]