Tahmina Talks to SHRM About H1B Preregistration Proposed Rules

It was an honor to speak with SHRM‘s Roy Maurer about the DHS proposed rules published on Monday December 3rd 2018 which seek to change the H1B visa lottery process. You can read the article here.  If you have any comments or questions, we are happy to answer them!

Tahmina Talks to CNN About New DHS H1B Pregistration Proposed Rule

Last friday, November 30th, the Department of Homeland Security released ‘unpublished’ proposed rules regarding new H1B preregistration procedures. Those rules were formally published today on Monday December 3rd. I posted by ‘Quick and Dirty Review’ of the basic procedures here.  I was honored to share my thoughts with CNN’s Sara O’Brian.  Here is the link[…]

Much anticipated H1B rules for pre-registration is out!

This morning, DHS released new H1b rules for pre-registration. I am reading the rules and will give you a summary shortly. In the meantime, here is USCIS’s email notice that just arrived: Copied from USCIS notice: DHS Proposes Merit-Based Rule for More Effective and Efficient H-1B Visa Program WASHINGTON—The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced[…]

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.[…]