Legal Heroes in the Trump Era: Be Inspired. Expand Your Impact. Change the World (releasing October 2nd, 2020)
Lawyers are trained to work within the system. We’re not advocates for revolution — most of us aren’t even comfortable being labelled “activists.” But when the rule of law is in peril, as it is like never before, it is our duty to not just practice law, but to protect it.
This book tells the story of 14 “legal heroes” who have responded to the crises of the Trump presidency in innovative and inspiring ways, from advocating for asylum seekers on the southern border, to defending environmental protections in the nation’s highest courts.
The creativity and sacrifice in these pages are a guide for anyone who believes in the law as a tool to fight oppression and advance the cause of freedom.
The Startup Visa: Key to Job Growth and Economic Prosperity in America (2015)
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. And she explores why a bipartisan Startup Visa for foreign entrepreneurs, which the U.S. Congress has repeatedly failed to approve, is now more crucial than ever for securing job growth and economic prosperity in America. Her insightful book reaches back through the generations to acknowledge immigrants’ contribution to the American economy and offers lively analysis of how, like fitting a square peg into a round hole, existing visa options are not working for the modern entrepreneur. Regardless of class or status, this book helps us all to understand that immigrants, through hard work and ingenuity, continue to help forge the U.S. economy — creating untold numbers of well-paying American jobs. But as the U.S. fumbles in creating a legal path for them to come and live here, the rest of the world is catching up, embracing the entrepreneurs we are turning away. As a country, we must decide: If we want a future of continued economic prosperity, the Startup Visa is essential for keeping America in this global race.
Tahmina is a passionate advocate for immigration reform but specifically for high-skilled immigration and even more specifically for a new visa category for entrepreneurs and startup founders also known as the Startup Visa. She felt compelled to write a book about why it is necessary for the U.S. to create such a visa category. The book is titled The Startup Visa: Key to Job Growth & Economic Prosperity published in 2015.