Seattle Globalist’s Alex Stonehill hosts Tahmina Talks Immigration!

I am proud and thrilled to let you know that Alex Stonehill, cofounder of The Seattle Globalist and I have teamed up to bring a series of Tahmina Talks Immigration podcasts!  We will be focusing on the fast and furiously changing immigration policies affecting so many in our community.  Some of these changes are drastic[…]

New Policy Guidance Regarding Student Visas and Unlawful Presence

USCIS released updated policy guidance about when a student will accrue unlawful presence. Please see below text copied from USCIS. I have underlined a couple of pertinent sentences. Copy text below   Guidance Updated After Public Comment Period WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a revised final policy memorandum (PDF, 129 KB) related to[…]

DHS Seeks Comments on Proposed Rule to Remove the International Entrepreneur Rule

Copied from USCIS notice this morning (see below).  It’s so important to submit comments.  Please do so.  Read my book so you can understand why the current visa categories are not suitable for the modern day startup founder. Learn why the proposed rules to rescind are shortsighted and ultimately bad for America.  Here is a[…]

FREE Citizenship Assistance and Immigration Consultations

FREE Citizenship Assistance and Immigration Consultations. Seattle United for Immigrants and Refugees Hosted by Seattle Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs and its partners   Saturday, February 3, 2018 Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center 301 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109 This event is open to anyone who needs assistance with completing their citizenship application or[…]

News Flash: Travel Ban Goes into Full Effect- Allowed by US Supreme Court!

    Copied From Bloomberg News U.S. Supreme Court Lets Trump Travel Ban Take Full Effect Bloomberg News ‎December‎ ‎4‎, ‎2017‎ ‎1‎:‎15‎ ‎PM‎ ‎PST A divided U.S. Supreme Court let President Donald Trump’s travel ban take full effect while legal challenges go forward, handing him a major victory and suggesting the court ultimately will uphold[…]

December 2017 Visa Bulletin

The December 2017 visa bulletin was recently released. Most notably, the EB5 Regional Center immigrant investor pilot program has only been extended until December 8, 2017. If no legislative action is taken by then, these visas will become unavailable on December 9, 2017.   December 2017 For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A[…]

DHS DACA Rescission Memo

Copied from the DHS website: Memorandum on Rescission Of Deferred Action For Childhood Arrivals (DACA) Release Date: September 5, 2017 MEMORANDUM FOR: James W. McCament Acting Director U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Thomas D. Homan Acting Director U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement Kevin K. McAleenan Acting Commissioner U.S. Customs and Border Protection Joseph B. Maher[…]