Tahmina Nominated to King County Bar Association-Board of Trustees

It is an incredible honor to have been nominated to serve on the Board of Trustees of the King County Bar Association. KCBA was founded in 1886 as a result of attorney involvement during the deportation of Chinese citizens after the enactment of the Chinese Exclusion Act. Since then, KCBA has been at the forefront[…]

WIL Proudly Volunteered at Seattle’s Mega Legal Clinic!

On February 3rd 2018, the City of Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs held its second annual mega legal clinic on citizenship. Readers may recall our participation during the first mega-clinic last year on inauguration day.  Watson Immigration Law attorneys Tahmina and Trisha proudly served the community helping people with their citizenship applications.  The[…]

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[…]

Watson Immigration Law Congratulates Mayor Jenny Durkin

Watson Immigration Law congratulates Mayor Jenny Durkin who took office this week. Our readers and listeners will recall that Tahmina Talks Immigration radio show hosted a special show with many of the mayoral candidates running for office.  At that event, the focus was immigration law.  Mayor Durkin was sympathetic to the current plight of immigrants.[…]

In the name of ‘Buy American, Hire American”- simple visa extensions will no longer be simple

Today, in unexpected news (much like other news this administration releases without notice), USCIS released an announcement and a policy memo that previously approved non-immigrant visa applications will no longer receive ‘deference’ and will receive extra scrutiny- see below copy of notice. The new policy will supersede well established old policy that an approved application[…]