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Tahmina Watson’s Statement To Congress Regarding The Startup Visa

On July 13th 2021, the Immigration and Citizenship subcommittee of the House Judiciary committee of Congress held a hearing titled Oh, Canada! How Outdated U.S. Immigration Policies Push Top Talent to Other Countries. Led by Rep. Zoe Lofgren of California, who in the past has introduced several measures to address The Startup Visa and high-skilled immigration issues, the hearing was informative and eye-opening.

Witnesses included Stuart Anderson, Executive Director of the National Foundation for American Policy, Jennifer Young, CEO, Technology Councils of North America, and Dr. Sudip Parikh, CEO and Executive Publisher, Science Journals, American Association for the Advancement of Science. Their written testimonies and the recording of the hearing can be found here.

I am proud that an advanced copy of my book made it into the record for this hearing. Here is a link to my statement:

Tahmina Watson Statement to Congress re. Startup Visa 

 Additionally, here is the video of the hearing.  You will hear my name at 1:21 of the video when statements are entered into the record. 

I also would like to take a moment to thank Representative Jayapal and her team (D-WA) as I know they all worked very hard for this hearing.