Tahmina Talks to SHRM About H1B Preregistration Proposed Rules

It was an honor to speak with SHRM‘s Roy Maurer about the DHS proposed rules published on Monday December 3rd 2018 which seek to change the H1B visa lottery process. You can read the article here.  If you have any comments or questions, we are happy to answer them!

Tahmina Talks to CNN About New DHS H1B Pregistration Proposed Rule

Last friday, November 30th, the Department of Homeland Security released ‘unpublished’ proposed rules regarding new H1B preregistration procedures. Those rules were formally published today on Monday December 3rd. I posted by ‘Quick and Dirty Review’ of the basic procedures here.  I was honored to share my thoughts with CNN’s Sara O’Brian.  Here is the link[…]

Much anticipated H1B rules for pre-registration is out!

This morning, DHS released new H1b rules for pre-registration. I am reading the rules and will give you a summary shortly. In the meantime, here is USCIS’s email notice that just arrived: Copied from USCIS notice: DHS Proposes Merit-Based Rule for More Effective and Efficient H-1B Visa Program WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced[…]

Tahmina’s recent speaking engagements & event attendances

Dear Readers and Listeners: It has been an honor to have spoken at some wonderful events recently!  Some were speaking engagements at conferences, others were private events in and outside of Washington state. With the mid-term elections now over, I had the opportunity to attend and speak at several #GOTV events. And of course, there[…]

December 2018 Visa Bulletin Commentary

The December 2018 visa bulletin was released yesterday. It made for very disappointing reading as EB1 did not become ‘current’ as we were anticipating.  The visa bulletin has never been more important than now, when most immigration policy changes with USCIS are impacting many people who are ‘almost’ getting their green cards in hand. We[…]

USCIS to Continue Implementing New Policy Memorandum on Notices to Appear

The administration continues its efforts in curbing legal immigration.  The Notice to Appeal memo will be implemented in additional cases starting November 19th.  Below is a copy of the news update from USCIS.  You are welcome to contact us at info@watsonimmigrationlaw.com if you have any questions. Copied from the USCIS website: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration[…]

We’ve Updated Our Presentation, Publication and Media Pages- Check Them Out!

Our regular readers and followers will know that we are frequently in the news- whether we’ve shared comments and opinions with media reporters, or published articles, or even made presentations in private or public events. However, it’s been a long time since we updated our website with a list! Thanks to Alyssa, our wonderful paralegal,[…]