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Isaac Brock Society Quotes Tahmina

I came across an article on the Isaac Brock Society website yesterday. Titled “Breaking story: U.S. immigration lawyer actually understands how and why people renounce U.S. citizenship”, the article discusses our recent article about giving up US citizenship. I am so honored and grateful to have been quoted and held in such high esteem!  Thank[…]

Tahmina’s article published in AILA New Members Division Newsletter

The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is THE bar association for anyone practicing immigration law in the United States. In my opinion, the support and assistance from AILA is unparalleled by any other such organization. The New Members Division of AILA has a publication.  We are proud to say that in the January edition, our[…]

The Plight of Renouncing United States Citizenship within the U.S.

It is not often I meet a person who wants to renounce United States citizenship, at least within the U.S. People generally renounce citizenship outside the U.S. where they can attend an embassy.  United States embassies have designated departments handling such matters regularly. Recently, I was sitting at my desk when a call came in. […]

Silviya Becomes a US Citizen!

August 16th 2012 is a special day for us at Watson Immigration Law.  Our very own Silviya Borroff, paralegal to Watson Immigration Immigration, became a naturalized citizen! As our regular readers will know, over the years, Silviya has devoted numerous hours pro bono to helping people naturalize through Citizenship Day (as well as helping our[…]

WIL participates in special Citizenship Day event on February 25, 2012

On February 25, 2012, Washington New Americans once again partnered with the Washington State Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) to offer Citizenship Day assistance to those who cannot afford it. The event was a special ‘mini’ citizenship day where attendees could only participate by appointment only.  The event was held at Renton Technical College.[…]

Good news for immigration law and GLBT rights

The below story is copied from the Huffington Post blog.  It appears the immigration attorney in this case was not available to make comments but I can only imagine this case was legally complex and challenging.  This is a great win for same-sex immigration laws and I hope it will have profound effects going forward.[…]

USCIS Redesigns Employment Authorization Document and Certificate of Citizenship

Copied from USCIS: Released Oct. 25, 2011 WASHINGTON – U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Director Alejandro Mayorkas today announced the launch of an enhanced Employment Authorization Document (EAD) and a redesigned Certificate of Citizenship (Form N-560) with new features to strengthen security and deter fraud. As part of USCIS’s ongoing efforts to enhance the[…]

An immigration lawyer is humbled by her own process of becoming a U.S. citizen

Here is a copy full story for easy reading that was published recently in The Seattle Times as mentioned in my previous post: Guest columnist Tahmina Watson is an immigration lawyer who has helped numerous people file petitions to become U.S. citizens. A British citizen, she began her naturalization process after her daughter was born, only[…]