After the cryptic tweet Monday evening that caused widespread anxiety and fear amongst immigrants and immigration attorneys alike, President Trump finally issued his advertised Executive Order, which promised to temporarily suspend immigration. Fortunately, the practical effect of the EO appears to carry much less teeth than initially feared. Trump is suspending the entry of certain[…]
It has been a roller coaster of a year. Here are some links to recent discussions and interviews with Geekwire, Bloomberg and The Seattle Times: Geekwire: ‘Seismic shift’ in H-1B visa program could mean trouble for tech” The Seattle Times: Hillary Clinton talks Chardonnay and collusion at sold-out Seattle event Bloomberg: Immigration Attorneys on Their Toes in the[…]
It has been a heartbreaking and challenging few days. Last week was full of chaos, confusion and trying to understand the magnitude of the executive orders, advising officials and clients on the impact, attending meetings and press conferences. That was topped on Friday that saw global havoc with travel bans from 7 countries to the US. […]
It was a great honor to be invited to speak on immigration options for startups for the King County Bar Association CLE on Advising Startups. Tahmina’s presentation was well received and was a great success. Thank you KCBA for the honor!
What a whirlwind of a year! So close (to immigration reform) yet still so very far. Here is what happened on the comprehensive immigration reform (CIR) front to remind you. In April 2013, the US Senate dropped bill S. 744 Border Security Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act (‘CIR bill’). On June 28, 2013, the[…]
The time is now- said President Obama about immigration reform. Thank you Mr. President for your continued efforts to make immigration reform a reality. Here is the video of the speech.
A week after the government shutdown, effects of it can be felt on immigration quite strongly. Here is a link to the American Immigration Lawyers Association page that gives a breakdown of all the services. http://www.aila.org/content/default.aspx?docid=35062 Here is my running list of issues I have seen come up: 1. I-94s: As you may know,[…]
Finally something newsworthy on the immigration reform front! For months, we have been hearing about a bipartisan House comprehensive immigration reform bill. Dubbed the House Gang of 7, the bipartisan House representatives were drafting their own version of immigration reform. However, despite so much speculation, last week two Republican members deflected from the group, thereby[…]
We are grateful to Bloomberg Businessweek for mentioning Tahmina and her work on Entrepreneur Visas in their article about new changes in immigration law. Here is a link to the article. Our regular readers will know about our efforts on this issue. We thank Bloomberg Businessweek for recognizing our efforts!
We are very grateful to the Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM) News for quoting us in their summary article about the Senate immigration bill passing. Here is a link to the article. The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) is the world’s largest association devoted to human resource management. Representing more than 250,000 members[…]