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[…]

Administration announces change ‘public assistance’ rules that will drastically affected all immigrants.

Dear readers and listeners, please read the below press release from DHS (copied). This will have a drastic effect on all immigrants. I will write soon once I have read the rules in detail.  Please feel free to share.   DHS Announces New Proposed Immigration Rule to Enforce Long-Standing Law that Promotes Self-Sufficiency and Protects[…]

Tahmina Talks Immigration Podcast Cohosted by Seattle Globalist’s Alex Stonehill: New Episode on ‘No-RFE Memo’

Here is our latest episode of Tahmina Talks Immigration Cohosted by Seattle Globalist’s Alex Stonehill.  We discuss the new no-RFE memo implementing a policy that immigration casescan  be denied without requesting further evidence. You can subscribe to the podcast on Itunes. Please also subscribe to The Seattle Globalist to read the column accompanying the podcast! […]

Breaking: USCIS Extends and Expands Suspension of Premium Processing for H-1B Petitions to Reduce Delays

USCIS issued a new notice today that premium processing suspension will be expanded to most H1b cases. This is a tremendous blow to businesses and individuals, especially during a climate of high scrutiny.  See notice below copied from USCIS. USCIS is extending the previously announced temporary suspension of premium processing for cap-subject H-1B petitions and, beginning Sept.[…]

An E-2 Visa Success Story: A Difficult Journey To Success

Dear Readers, As many of you may know, I don’t generally write about our success stories. This is because our clients’ successes speak for themselves and the referrals we get from our happy clients say it all. But this morning we had a successful case that warrants a mention. Our client, a business owner in[…]

DOJ/DOL partnership to scrutinize employers hiring temporary visa workers

Yesterday, the Dept. of Justice posted the below press release (copied from their website) that DOJ has partnered with the Dept. of Labor in an effort to protect American workers.  The partnership will allow detailed information sharing to find discriminatory practices by employers using the following visas: H-1B, H-1B1, E-3, H-2A, H-2B, D-1 and PERMs[…]