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
A New York federal judge imposed an injunction on the public charge rule yesterday. As a result, USCIS has updated its website confirming that adjudications will revert back to old rules. This means that for filing green card applications, at least for now, we do not have to file the dreaded Form I-944! The I-944[…]
USCIS published final rules for fee increases today. It will be published officially in the Federal Register on Monday, August 3rd and will take effect 60 days later (October 2, 2020). It is possible that litigation could follow. Here is our previously published post on the new USCIS fee schedule, including starting a fee for asylum applications.[…]
The August 2020 Visa Bulletin was recently released. EB1 India has continued to see significant movement each month for the past 3 months, providing much needed relief in a severely backlogged category. Other employment-based categories saw significant movement as well. Commentary: August 2020 For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico:[…]
In a surprising move, today the Trump Administration pulled back on its previously issued student visa policy, which would have prevented foreign students from remaining in the U.S. to complete their studies if their schools switched to an entirely online/remote format in the autumn. The move was met with widespread criticism and outrage, and rightly[…]
Covid19 has given the administration the perfect vehicle for dismantling our immigration system one visa category at a time. The latest casualty, in quick succession to the previous one (see our blog post from last week), is student visas or F1. Since covid19 hit, some accommodations were made for online classes so that foreign students[…]
Dear Readers, We hope you are staying safe wherever you are in the world. The below newsletter was sent over the last weekend. But since then, the administration has put severe restrictions on student visas (news from Monday July 6th). We’ve been busy dealing with that fall out but will write about it shortly. In[…]
Many of you may remember one of our previous blog posts on USCIS proposed fee increase last year- well, it is time to pay attention again. USCIS is likely to raise fees as soon as this month. Below is a list of the proposed fee chart. If you are sitting on an application that needs[…]
After days of rumors and anxiety, Trump dropped another immigration-related Executive Order today suspending the entry of nonimmigrants to the United States. An extension and expansion of his previous Executive Order from back in April barring certain categories of greencard holders, this EO suspends the entry of most H-1B, H-2B, J-1, and L-1 visa holders[…]
USCIS is up to its old tricks again. It truly boggles the mind how they can announce a policy under the guise of providing “flexibility” when the reality is that their actions will negatively impact many thousands of people and provide additional anxiety and turmoil in their lives. Today, USCIS announced that they are removing[…]
In the wake of the ITServe victory, part of USCIS’ settlement with the plaintiffs in that case was that the agency agreed to rescind its “Contracts and Itineraries Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites” memo (commonly known as the third party placement memo) from 2018. That memo provided USCIS the justification to give a[…]