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Founder of Watson Immigration Law with expertise in business, investor and family-based immigration. Author and blogger, regularly quoted and published in the media. Author of "The Startup Visa: Key to Job Growth and Economic Prosperity in America". Also founded a non-profit called WIDEN (www.widenlaw.org) to train and mentor lawyers to help detained immigrants. Co-founder of Airport Lawyer (www.airportlawyer.org) that provided critical help during the travel ban crisis. Passionate advocate for immigration reform. Mother of two little girls playing the juggling game!
I live and breaths US immigration law. Current immigration policies including the travel ban, public charge, zero tolerance etc, Immigration law in general- H1bs, work and business visas, investor visas, family visas, immigration reform. Can also discuss immigration challenges for businesses, entrepreneurs and specially startups. As a busy mother of two little girls, can talk about work-life balance.
Ask me anything immigration! (AKA AMA!)
I can talk about general US immigration matters. I can talk about family-immigration (this administration dubbed it 'chain migration'). I can talk about business/employment/investment based immigration- (this administration wants 'merit based immigration'). visas include H1B, L1, O (genius visas often used in Hollywood, by entertainers but generally anyone at the top of their game), NAFTA Treaty visas, P, R (religious visas) and so much more. This is all legal immigration. I can also talk about current immigration policies including the DACA, travel ban, zero tolerance, immigration reform etc. I started and continue to lead my local area Response Committee for the WA chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. This role is crucial in providing rapid response to the various crises created by this administration. Follow me on Facebook (WatsonImmigrationLaw), LinkedIn and Twitter. 2020 has started off rocky and will continue to be a challenging a year.
As a busy working mother two beautiful little girls, I can also talk about work-life balance issues while running my law firm (business owner) and trying to save the world (visionary leader)!
I had a live radio show for 2 years- Tahmina Talks Immigration which has almost 100 shows now available on Itunes as a podcast. I have appeared on NPR and other radio shows as well as podcasts, made TV appearances, regularly interviewed by reporters and quoted in the media. I write a lot of articles on immigration (Google me!). I have written a book advocating for a startup visa for entrepreneurs- the book "Startup Visa-key to Job Growth and Economic Prosperity" is available on Amazon and other online bookstores. I am a blogger- my blog has received a couple of top 40/60 feature listings.
I am co-founder of AirportLawyer.org, a web app that helped during the chaos of the travel ban (www.airportlawyer.org). I am also cofounder of WIDEN, Washington Immigrant Defense Network (www.widenlaw.org) - a non-profit that helps bring more lawyer representation in the immigration courtroom by training and mentoring non-immigration lawyers.
Encourage you to visit my website at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com.
Links to publications: https://watsonimmigrationlaw.com/tahmina-watson-in-the-media/publications/
Media appearances: https://watsonimmigrationlaw.com/tahmina-watson-in-the-media/
Presentations and other appearances: https://watsonimmigrationlaw.com/tahmina-watson-in-the-media/presentations/
My book: https://www.amazon.com/Startup-Visa-Economic-Prosperity-America/dp/1783016965/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=tahmina+watson&qid=1580837862&sr=8-1
A really useful article that features some of my work: https://www.forbes.com/sites/ninaroberts/2017/04/11/tahmina-watsons-7-travel-tips-for-u-s-based-immigrant-entrepreneurs-from-muslim-majority-countries/#38583a637e28
Will promote through my FB pages on Tahmina Talks Immigration that has 10k followers and Watson Immigration Law that has about 5000 followers. Also through my blog and social media accounts.