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[…]

Tahmina interviewed on The Swell Collective podcast- Ask An American Immigrant

I had the distinct honor of appearing on the podcast Ask An American Immigrant hosted by the wonderful Mili Metz of The Swell Collective. We discuss my immigrant journey to America, to becoming a lawyer, to my advocacy as well as the challenges of being a busy working mother. I make an important announcement also[…]

Notice to remove International Entrepreneur Rule

The Department of Homeland Security published proposed rules to rescind the hard fought startup visa alternative – the International Entrepreneur Rule.  Here is a link to the proposed rules.  There are 30 days to comment. The date for the official publication is May 29th. Deadline for submitting comments will be June 28th 2018.  If this[…]

DHS Proposes to Remove International Entrepreneur Rule

USCIS message on removing the International Entrepreneur Rule: WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is proposing a rule to end a program that allows certain foreign entrepreneurs to be considered for parole to temporarily come to the United States to develop and build start-up businesses here, known as the International Entrepreneur Rule (IE[…]

Tahmina discusses International Entrepreneur Rule with WTIA

The Washington Technology Industry Association (WTIA) published my article on the International Entrepreneur Rule.  Thank you WTIA for the honor! Regular readers will know how much time over the last 9 years I have devoted to the topic of the Startup Visa and the subsequent International Entrepreneur Rule. I had the privilege of working with[…]

International Entrepreneur Rule Application Process Released by USCIS!

Following successful litigation, USCIS released information on the application process for the International Entrepreneur Rule.  Here is a link. We will look forward to helping if you require help! USCIS did post a notice about this information and noted that a draft rule to rescind the IER is almost final. I copy the notice below:[…]

Reposting: Entrepreneur Parole- Final Rule Released- Here are Details!

Given that the International Entrepreneur Rule will hopefully be implemented very soon, I am reposting this important article from January 2017 to remind people of the rules. International Entrepreneurs Rule FINAL RULE – JANUARY 2017 A Simplified Summary by Tahmina Watson  USCIS announced proposed new rules on August 26, 2016 for international entrepreneurs. Comments were[…]

International Entrepreneur Rule- a Court Victory

Today was a victory for the rule of law. The International Entrepreneur Rule was delayed by the new administration days before it was supposed to go into effect. Procedures and protocols were not followed as required by the law. The NVCA brought a case against the administration represented by the American Immigration Council and the[…]

International Entrepreneur Rule Officially on Path to Closure

While the writing was on the wall that the new administration would rescind the International Entrepreneur Rule, I was still holding hope that the so called business-men in this administration would see the economic merits of such a rule. It is afterall the closest we have ever come to a ‘startup visa’ in this country. […]

Free Tickets to For Here Or To Go?

The award winning movie For Here or To Go? will be returning to Seattle at the Landmark Crest Cinema from Sept 22-29 . Here is a link to the theatre website.  The movie is supported by many industry leaders around the country. Check out the website! The screen writer and producer Rishi Bhilawadikar will host[…]