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Legal Heroes- Podcast Series to Accompany the Book! – Guest- Shelly Garzon

We are excited to release the next interview in the podcast series ‘Legal Heroes in the Trump Era” on our popular podcast Tahmina Talks Immigration! It is this series that led to writing the bestselling book with the same name- “Legal Heroes in the Trump Era: Be Inspired. Expand Your Impact. Change the World.” The print[…]

Tahmina Watson Immigration law update

December 2020 Visa Bulletin Released

The December 2020 visa bulletin was released today.  See below filing application’s chart for current priority dates.  Our usual commentary will follow on Monday. Have a great weekend.   this month for filing applications for adjustment of status with USCIS. Employment- based All Chargeability Areas Except Those Listed CHINA- mainland born EL SALVADOR GUATEMALA HONDURAS INDIA[…]

Tahmina Watson Immigration law update

Breaking: I-944 Public Charge Forms- On Again

In this on-again, off-again legal battle regarding ‘public charge’, we’re in the on-again state of affairs I’m afraid. Today, the federal court in the Second circuit lifted the nationwide injunction and allowed the injunction to remain only in New York, Connecticut and Vermont. If you do not live in one of those states, you must[…]

Tahmina Watson Immigration law update

Breaking: USCIS Fee Increase Set to Take Effect on October 2, 2020

USCIS published final rules for fee increases today.  It will be published officially in the Federal Register on Monday, August 3rd and will take effect 60 days later (October 2, 2020). It is possible that litigation could follow. Here is our previously published post on the new USCIS fee schedule, including starting a fee for asylum applications.[…]

Tahmina Watson Immigration law update

BREAKING: High Court Lets Trump Admin Enforce Public Charge Rule

Law360 reports that the Supreme Court is allowing the Trump administration to enforce the Public Charge rule. This is a true game changer, not just for family-based but also for employment-based immigration.  We will be in touch with updates soon. Stay tuned. BREAKING: High Court Lets Trump Admin Enforce Public Charge Rule The Trump administration[…]

Tahmina Watson Immigration law update

“P” Day: The Day That Immigration Will Change

As a practitioner, it has been hard to keep up with all the rules and policies changing on the immigration front. The onslaught of rules, that this administration is using to bypass Congress, has been exhausting, challenging and downright upsetting.  But of all rules, the Public Charge rule will make the biggest impact on immigration[…]