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Tahmina Watson Visa Bulletin

USCIS Proposes Regulation to Eliminate 30-Day Timeframe for Adjudicating EADs for Asylum Applicants

On Monday, September 9, 2019, DHS will publish a notice of proposed rulemaking which would eliminate the mandatory 30-day timeline in which USCIS must adjudicate an application for employment authorization submitted by asylum applicants. DHS is also proposing to eliminate the provision requiring applications for renewal EADs to be submitted to USCIS 90 days prior[…]

Tahmina Watson Visa Bulletin

DHS and DOJ Publish New Asylum Rules

Today, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice published an interim final rule regarding asylum eligibility. The rule, among other things, establishes a mandatory bar for asylum eligibility for individuals who pass through a third country and then enter or attempt to enter the United States via the southern border, without having[…]

White House Issues Presidential Memorandum Ordering New Restrictions on Asylum Seekers

President Trump issued a memo yesterday proposing sweeping restrictions on asylum seekers at the Mexican border. Chief among these restrictions and changes are charging fees for asylum applications, barring those who entered or attempted to enter the U.S. unlawfully from employment authorization until their asylum application has been granted, and ensuring adjudication of asylum applications[…]

Tahmina Proudly Joins Board of Point Hope

The recent months of tumultuous violence around the world made me send a message to the universe- how can I be (more) helpful to those who are in pain, those who are victims of senseless violence and subjects of sad and terrible circumstances? While I would actually like to find a way to stop the violence,[…]