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
Tomorrow, 7/24/2019, USCIS and DHS will publish the final rule revising EB-5 regulations. Among other changes, the most significant are that the minimum investment amount has been increased from $500k to $900k (although less than the $1.3M that was initially rumored), the standard investment amount has been increased from $1M to $1.8M, and a mechanism[…]
Dear readers, listeners and viewers, here is our latest podcast! Hope you will listen and share widely. Sincerely America is a play about immigrant stories in today’s America. More information about the play can be found at www.sincerelyamerica.bpt.me We are so proud to say that our very own Nicole Lockett will be acting in[…]
Read Tahmina’s latest article in the Puget Sound Business Journal. If you are a subscriber, you will find it in this week’s newspaper. Thanks to @PSBJ for publishing our article!
USCIS announced today that it is revising the current naturalization test which, among other things, tests applicant’s knowledge of civics and U.S. history, government, and constitutional values. Earlier this spring, former USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna issued a memorandum instructing USCIS to revise and update the test, and also formalized a decennial (every 10 years) revision[…]
Today, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice published an interim final rule regarding asylum eligibility. The rule, among other things, establishes a mandatory bar for asylum eligibility for individuals who pass through a third country and then enter or attempt to enter the United States via the southern border, without having[…]
The August 2019 Visa Bulletin was just released, and with it came unprecedented retrogression in almost all employment-based categories. EB1 All Countries retrogressed nearly two years, to a final action date of July 1, 2016. In addition, EB2 All Countries and EB3 All Countries, which had remained current for a significant amount of time, also[…]
The Department of State has published the August 2019 Visa Bulletin. Here is a link and our usual commentary to follow shortly. In the meantime, there are two big high lights for this note: EB1 ‘all countries’ has retrogressed two years and EB5 India has retrogressed 5 years with priority date of 15 October 2014.[…]
EB5 regulations are set to be published in their final form soon. While we don’t know what the final rules will say, the minimum investments are likely to increase. In the proposed rules, $500,000 investment in targeted employment areas was set to increase to $1.35 million and $1 million investment was set to increase to[…]
2019 is the 10th anniversary of Watson Immigration Law! We initially wanted to throw a big party in celebration and invite everyone we know. But as we searched the soul of ‘us’, we realized that this is an opportunity for us to spread even more goodness in the world. With fast changing immigration policies leading[…]
The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), a 16,000 strong membership organization, held its annual conference in Orlando, FL last week. At the conference, Tahmina was awarded the President’s Commendation for all her recent work responding to the administration’s anti-immigration policies including founding a new non-profit that trains lawyers in removal defense work. Check out www.widenlaw.org.[…]