This morning at around 7:30am PST, the DHS released the final rules for changing the H1B filing procedures. While there is no ‘hurrah’ about H1Bs, it certainly will be the last year of filing H1Bs as we know it. Past administrations had discussed creating a pre-registration process by but they never got past the discussion[…]
To all our readers, listeners, colleagues and clients, We wish you a wonderful holiday season and happy new year! We started the year with our article published in the Huffington Post in January 2018 and we are ending the year with our article about gratitude published in Yes! Magazine. I hope you will read, enjoy[…]
I was recently a guest on Florida tax expert Liz Soria’s podcast Tax Advisor and Biz Coach Success Podcast. Liz is a renowned US tax expert who discusses the intersections of tax and many other disciplines. I was honored to speak about investor visa options with her. Below is our conversation. I hope you will[…]
January 2019 Visa Bulletin Commentary For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date advances 31 days to 8 November 2016, F2B preference advances 29 days to a PD of 15 March 2012, F4 category advances 30 days to 22 May 2005; EB1 advances 92 days to 1 October 2017; EB2[…]
The Department of State released the visa bulletin for January 2019 this morning. Here is a link. Our usual commentary to follow shortly. But most important news is that EB-1 has NOT become current yet.
I am so honored that Yes! Magazine published my article about my notes to my activist friends! Published last Friday, December 7th, the article has garnered much acclaim. Hope you will read it, comment on it and forward to your friends and family that may benefit from a little inspiration. And why not start your[…]
The Department of Homeland Security released unpublished proposed rules for the much anticipated H1B lottery change. Here is a quick review of the issues that really matter to me and my clients at first glance: There will be only 30 days to comment on these rules (so get ready!) There will be a mandatory electronic[…]
It was an honor to appear on Start Dis Podcast hosted by the wonderful Jacqui Oh. Here is a link to the episode. A huge thanks to Jacqui for having me on her show! Hope you will enjoy and share.
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[…]
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[…]