The US immigration maze is complicated for anyone to navigate but even more so for startups and founders. Whether it is a newly established startup trying to hire its first talent,a founder who is a recent international graduate student, or an experienced high-skilled immigrant professional branching out into the startup world—for all of them, immigration obstacles are the first to overcome. Which visa is best for your situation? Do you get an H-1B, or try for an O-1? Or should you apply for an E-2, or an L-1?
Enter The Startup Visa, the solution to overcoming the many challenges of the US immigration system.
Author Tahmina Watson, a long-standing, dedicated advocate for startup visas with hundreds of success stories, is now sharing her sought-after experience as one of the country’s foremost immigration attorneys. She provides both startup founders and employers with tips and strategies to consider for the entire life cycle of the startup.
Tahmina’s popular book The Startup Visa (see below) has officially launched its 2nd edition! This book provides a compelling argument for how and why U.S. immigration policy is working against our own best interest. It explores why a bipartisan Startup Visa for foreign entrepreneurs is now more crucial than ever. And it reaches back through the generations to acknowledge immigrants’ contributions to America. If we want a future of economic prosperity, the Startup Visa is essential for keeping America in this global race as the rest of the world is catching up, embracing the entrepreneurs we are turning away.
With lively analysis of how existing visa options such as H-1B, L-1A, E-2 visas are not always good fits for the modern-day investor-backed founder and with discussion of the recently restored International Entrepreneur Program, the book will be informative and educational for entrepreneurs, investors and policy makers.
In addition, a new podcast series on Tahmina Talks Immigration titled ‘The Startup Visa’ will be released shortly! Sign up to our blog, and follow us on social media to keep up to date!
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.
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.