January 2019 Visa Bulletin Commentary For all countries except India, China, Philippines, and Mexico: F2A category priority date advances 31 days to 8 November 2016, F2B preference advances 29 days to a PD of 15 March 2012, F4 category advances 30 days to 22 May 2005; EB1 advances 92 days to 1 October 2017; EB2[…]
The Department of State released the visa bulletin for January 2019 this morning. Here is a link. Our usual commentary to follow shortly. But most important news is that EB-1 has NOT become current yet.
I am so honored that Yes! Magazine published my article about my notes to my activist friends! Published last Friday, December 7th, the article has garnered much acclaim. Hope you will read it, comment on it and forward to your friends and family that may benefit from a little inspiration. And why not start your[…]
The Department of Homeland Security released unpublished proposed rules for the much anticipated H1B lottery change. Here is a quick review of the issues that really matter to me and my clients at first glance: There will be only 30 days to comment on these rules (so get ready!) There will be a mandatory electronic[…]
It was an honor to appear on Start Dis Podcast hosted by the wonderful Jacqui Oh. Here is a link to the episode. A huge thanks to Jacqui for having me on her show! Hope you will enjoy and share.
I am proud and thrilled to let you know that Alex Stonehill, cofounder of The Seattle Globalist and I have teamed up to bring a series of Tahmina Talks Immigration podcasts! We will be focusing on the fast and furiously changing immigration policies affecting so many in our community. Some of these changes are drastic[…]
USCIS released updated policy guidance about when a student will accrue unlawful presence. Please see below text copied from USCIS. I have underlined a couple of pertinent sentences. Copy text below Guidance Updated After Public Comment Period WASHINGTON— U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) has published a revised final policy memorandum (PDF, 129 KB) related to[…]
Copied from USCIS notice this morning (see below). It’s so important to submit comments. Please do so. Read my book so you can understand why the current visa categories are not suitable for the modern day startup founder. Learn why the proposed rules to rescind are shortsighted and ultimately bad for America. Here is a[…]
FREE Citizenship Assistance and Immigration Consultations. Seattle United for Immigrants and Refugees Hosted by Seattle Office of Immigrant & Refugee Affairs and its partners Saturday, February 3, 2018 Exhibition Hall at Seattle Center 301 Mercer Street, Seattle, WA 98109 This event is open to anyone who needs assistance with completing their citizenship application or[…]
Copied From Bloomberg News U.S. Supreme Court Lets Trump Travel Ban Take Full Effect Bloomberg News December 4, 2017 1:15 PM PST A divided U.S. Supreme Court let President Donald Trump’s travel ban take full effect while legal challenges go forward, handing him a major victory and suggesting the court ultimately will uphold[…]