I-751 and I-829 Update

USCIS recently issued a couple of announcements concerning I-751s, petitions to remove conditions on residence. I-751s have recently become extremely backlogged. They now require an interview and take anywhere from 1-3 years to be adjudicated, with most now being adjudicated 13-20 months after filing. Previously, conditional green card holders were only allowed to present their[…]

Tahmina Talks with WA State Senator Manka Dhingra and Candidate Mona Das on Friday June 8th at 10am PST on Radio Punjab!

For my next show on Radio Punjab, I am delighted to announce that I will have two wonderful guests this Friday! Washington State Senator Manka Dhingra and candidate for Washington State Representative Mona Das. Join me live on air on Radio Punjab’s Seattle studio on Friday, June 8th at 10 am PST! Manka Dhingra the Law[…]

Tahmina Talks H1B to EB5 on FB Live Webinar Hosted by Columbia International Finance

Columbia International Finance is hosting an informative webinar Thursday, May 31, 2018, from 5:30 pm to 7 pm. It is my honor to present on this two lawyer panel.  This informational event is free to attend! You simply to have to join us through the Facebook Live event page.  This is a timely and important[…]

DHS Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule to Remove the International Entrepreneur Rule

Copied from USCIS notice this morning (see below).  It’s so important to submit comments.  Please do so.  Read my book so you can understand why the current visa categories are not suitable for the modern day startup founder. Learn why the proposed rules to rescind are shortsighted and ultimately bad for America.  Here is a[…]

Notice to remove International Entrepreneur Rule

The Department of Homeland Security published proposed rules to rescind the hard fought startup visa alternative – the International Entrepreneur Rule.  Here is a link to the proposed rules.  There are 30 days to comment. The date for the official publication is May 29th. Deadline for submitting comments will be June 28th 2018.  If this[…]

DHS Proposes to Remove International Entrepreneur Rule

USCIS message on removing the International Entrepreneur Rule: WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing a rule to end a program that allows certain foreign entrepreneurs to be considered for parole to temporarily come to the United States to develop and build start-up businesses here, known as the International Entrepreneur Rule (IE[…]

More Bad-Policy-Friday-News from USCIS: Changes to Student Visa Policies

Today, in another bad-policy-Friday (as I am calling it these day since bad news is handed down Friday afternoons mostly)- USCIS announced major policy changes to the way student visa status and unlawful presence will be determined starting August 9th.  In other words, when someone becomes illegal in the US will be reinterpreted.   Read[…]