Premium Processing Begins for Certain Cap-Subject H-1B Petitions on May 20

The USCIS published the below notice re. H1B Premium Process service today.  Good luck to those filing H1b applications! – Tahmina ___________ On May 20, USCIS will begin premium processing for FY 2020 cap-subject H-1B petitioners requesting a change of status on their Form I-129, Petition for a Nonimmigrant Worker. Petitioners who do not file[…]

Tahmina Talks Immigration with Alex Stonehill: Immigration & International Students

Listen to our latest episode of Tahmina Talks Immigration cohosted by Alex Stonehill, Cofounder of the Seattle Globalist. We held a webinar for international students given the fast and furious changes to immigration policies affecting students.  Here is a link. Hope you enjoy! Please share widely and rate and review the podcast so we can[…]

H4 EAD Recission Imminent: What To Do Now

The long anticipated fear of the administration revoking H4 EADs is finally seeing some action.  Last week, the proposed rules were sent to the OMB which means that the proposed rules will be published in the very near future. I know this is distressing to many people. As a long standing advocate for H4 EADs,[…]

Tahmina appears on ” The Alien Chronicles Podcast”

It was such an honor to be interviewed by the Saadia Khan, the host of Alien Chronicles. “The Alien Chronicles is a weekly podcast that focuses on peoples’ journeys to America, specifically in NY and surrounding areas. Every week, the podcast invites people who are unique in their own right, global citizens of sorts. People[…]

News Update: USCIS Now Accepting Copies of Negative P Visa Consultations Directly from Labor Unions

We file a fair number of P-visa applications at our office. This news update is concerning given the arbitrary adjudications we have seen across employment-based cases. Copied from USCIS: Effective immediately, USCIS will begin accepting copies of negative consultation letters directly from labor unions relating to a current or future P nonimmigrant visa petition. A[…]