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[…]

H4 EAD USCIS Statistics Released Ahead of Anticipated Rescission

  On Friday, May 11th, USCIS released updated statistics of H4 EADs. It is anticipated that the rule allowing H4 visa holders applying for work permits will be rescinded in June. Here is a link to the USCIS data on the issue.  Also, here is an article in which I saw the report.  A snapshot[…]

Tahmina Quoted in CNBC re. H1B Visas

On April 9th, reporter Ellen Sheng wrote an in-depth report published by CNBC about the current immigration restrictions affecting the retention of talent in Sillicon Valley. It was an honor to be quoted alongside Vivek Wadhwa, author of The Immigrant Exodus who also wrote the foreword of my book.  Thank you Ellen for interviewing me[…]

Read Tahmina’s H-1B Article Published in the King County Bar Bulletin on April 1st

H1b visas have come under intense scrutiny by this administration. Read my article “The Fast-Changing Landscape of H-1B Visas” published in the King County Bar Bulletin April 1, 2018 edition.  It is the first time KCBA has published my writing- I am excited and proud. Readers and listeners may recall my recent blog post that[…]

Breaking: Last Minute Blow to H-1Bs- Memo Regarding Matter of S-Inc. (Multiple H1b Applications for Same Beneficiary)

Today, the day before we will file H1b applications for the lottery, USCIS presents us with a brand-new memo that will likely add to the 2018 adjudication chaos. The memo is based on the case of Matter of S-Inc which was reopened by USCIS on January 11, 2018 for the ‘purpose of making revisions’- presumably[…]

Breaking: Premium Processing Will Be Suspended for Cap-H1bs ONLY until September 10, 2018

A few moments ago, USCIS released a notice that premium processing will be suspended for H1b cap cases for both regular and Master’s cases. The suspension is expected until September 10th 2018.  The suspension will not apply to other types of H1b filings such as transfers or extensions (thank goodness- last year was tough with[…]

Tahmina’s top 6 points about the new H1b policy memo regarding third party sites

On February 23rd, 2018, USCIS released a new memo titled “Contracts and Itineraries Requirements for H-1B Petitions Involving Third-Party Worksites”.  In this memo, USCIS creates new and onerous policy guidance about H1b adjudications.  Here are some of my thoughts about the memo: While the memo targets employers who place H1b workers at ‘third party worksites’[…]