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[…]
2017 was a challenging year in the world of US immigration and continues to be so. However, we are so grateful for all our wonderful clients, partners and friends! Your collaboration and appreciation are so very welcome. Our days are brightened with gifts of appreciation too. Here are some gifts we received recently. A huge[…]
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[…]
It was one year ago that we faced the unprecedented travel ban that caused immense chaos at airports around the country and airports outside the US. Readers will recall my speech at the rally held that Sunday. 12 months later the chaos has calmed down but the profound effects of the ban are felt daily.[…]
Thank you and Season’s Greetings to all our friends, clients, collaborators, readers and listeners!
Last night, I had the privilege of attending Hillary Clinton’s book tour at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Seattle. Before the event, I spoke with The Seattle Times. The event was wonderful. Here is a link to the article. Here is a reminder of my blog post after the election.
Here is a timely article published in Geekwire by reporter Monica Nikelsberg. Here is a link.
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 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.[…]
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[…]