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Tahmina Talks Immigration is a talk show all about US immigration laws. Hosted by Tahmina Watson, founder of Watson Immigration Law, a Seattle-based law firm with immigration attorneys practicing exclusively in the area of United States Immigration and Naturalization law. Tahmira, a passionate immigration lawyer and immigration reform advocate, interviews ‘notable immigrants’ and ‘key professionals making an impact on immigration. Guests to date include Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, FWD.us President Todd Schulte and various state and local politicians as well.

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Tahmina Talks Immigration is a talk show all about US immigration laws. Hosted by Tahmina Watson, founder of Watson Immigration Law, a Seattle-based law firm with immigration attorneys practicing exclusively in the area of United States Immigration and Naturalization law. Tahmira, a passionate immigration lawyer and immigration reform advocate, interviews ‘notable immigrants’ and ‘key professionals making an impact on immigration. Guests to date include Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson, FWD.us President Todd Schulte and various state and local politicians as well.

    Show #131 Why We Must Recapture Unused Visas with Shashi Vijay, Ravi Bulusu and Venkatram Reddy Ravi

    Show #131 Why We Must Recapture Unused Visas with Shashi Vijay, Ravi Bulusu and Venkatram Reddy Ravi

    Thank you for tuning in to Tahmina Talks Immigration. In this episode, I am honored to speak with Shashi Vijay, Principal Attorney at VJ Law Firm, and friends Ravi Bulusu and Venkatram Reddy Ravi. Shashi founded VJ Law Firm in Fall 2010 with a simple vision: Provide fast, affordable legal services to individuals, families and small-businesses in the Seattle Eastside. She is also the founding member of Washington State Bar Assoication's Low Bono section and offer probono services to local non-profits through Wayfind, and serve the needs of low-income clients by vounteering at various Eastside neighborhood clinics. She also assisted homeowners in protecting their homes by volunteering at the Northwest Justice Project's and Washington State Bar Association's Home Foreclosure Legal Aid program.  Shashi, Ravi, and Venkatram speak about their immigration experiences in the episode and their advocacy for immigrants in similar situations to their own. They discuss the reality of immigration backlogs and need for recapturing unused visas.  Related Articles:Tahmina Watson, "Proposed New Immigration Measure Will Benefit the Economy", Above the Law, November 23, 2021. 2014 article by Tahmina Watson, "An easy fix for Obama to ease immigration backlog" advocating for visa recaptureTahmina  moderating this Niskanen Center Webinar – Stop the Incinerator: The high cost of green card slots going unused and the benefits of recapturing them discussing recapture of unused green cards I am excited to announce that my 2nd Edition Startup Visa book is out now and available here. The Startup Visa Series is also out with interviews from experts on the topic such as Brad Feld, Jason Wiens, Troy Vossellor, John Dearie, and many more. Find us on social media: LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina Watson Twitter - @TahminaTalks Instagram - @TahminaTalks Facebook - Watson Immigration Law

    • 54 min
    Show #129 with Jordan Lawrence, Business Development Associate at Houston EB-5

    Show #129 with Jordan Lawrence, Business Development Associate at Houston EB-5

    Thank you for tuning in to Tahmina Talks Immigration. Today I have the honor of speaking with Jordan Lawrence, Business Development Associate as Houston EB-5. Developing new relationships with partners in the immigration investment industry is at the heart of what Jordan Lawrence does. Cultivating a network that spans attorneys, wealth managers, international realtors, private bankers and more, Mr. Lawrence is tasked with helping promote awareness of immigration solutions. Check out Houston EB-5 at their website linked here. Learn more about Watson Immigration Law at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com I am excited to announce that my 2nd Edition Startup Visa book is out now and available here. The Startup Visa Series is also out with interviews from experts on the topic such as Brad Feld, Jason Wiens, Troy Vossellor, John Dearie, and many more. Find us on social media: LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina Watson Twitter - @TahminaTalks Instagram - @TahminaTalks Facebook - Watson Immigration Law

    • 38 min
    Show #128 Gener8tor International Entrepreneur Rule Webinar with Tahmina Watson

    Show #128 Gener8tor International Entrepreneur Rule Webinar with Tahmina Watson

    Thank you for tuning in to Tahmina Talks Immigration. This episode is a clip taken from Gener8or's webinar on the International Entrepreneur Rule. Gener8tor is a turnkey platform for the creative economy that connects startup founders, musicians, artists, investors, universities, and corporations. The gener8tor platform includes pre-accelerators, accelerators, corporate programming, conferences, and fellowships. Check out their work at their website linked here https://www.gener8tor.com/ Articles:Tahmina Watson, “International Entrepreneurs Now Have an Immigration Pathway to the U.S.”, Entrepreneur Magazine, June 9, 2021.  Tahmina Watson, “Biden Revives The International Entrepreneur Rule”, Above the Law, May 11, 2021.   I am excited to announce that my 2nd Edition Startup Visa book is out now and available here. The Startup Visa Series is also out with interviews from experts on the topic such as Brad Feld, Jason Wiens, Troy Vossellor, John Dearie, and many more. Learn more about Watson Immigration Law at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com Find us on social media: LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina Watson Twitter - @TahminaTalks Instagram - @TahminaTalks Facebook - Watson Immigration Law

    • 49 min
    Show #130 UW Comotion presents Fundamentals for Startups

    Show #130 UW Comotion presents Fundamentals for Startups

    Thank you for tuning in to Tahmina Talks Immigration.  This episode is a clip taken from the University of Washington's CoMotion webinar on Fundamentals for Startups. An overwhelming number of American startups and enterprises have immigrant founders/co-founders. The US immigration system is complex and can present as a barrier for entrepreneurs, founders, and investors looking to bring their ideas to America. Learn more about different visa types and immigration pathways to the US in startups including law and policy developments from expert immigration attorney, Tahmina Watson. The link to the full video presentation is available here. Learn more about Watson Immigration Law at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com Articles:Tahmina Watson, "A Startup Visa: Now or Never?" Above the Law, July 20, 2021.Tahmina Watson, "3 Ways to Be a Better Advocate for a Startup Visa" Entrepreneur Magazine, September 5, 2021.Tahmina Watson, “International Entrepreneurs Now Have an Immigration Pathway to the U.S.”, Entrepreneur Magazine, June 9, 2021.  Tahmina Watson, “Biden Revives The International Entrepreneur Rule”, Above the Law, May 11, 2021.   I am excited to announce that my 2nd Edition Startup Visa book is out now and available here. The Startup Visa Series is also out with interviews from experts on the topic such as Brad Feld, Jason Wiens, Troy Vossellor, John Dearie, and many more. Find us on social media: LinkedIn - Watson Immigration Law and Tahmina Watson Twitter - @TahminaTalks Instagram - @TahminaTalks Facebook - Watson Immigration Law

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Show #127 with Mark M. Bello, Legal Thriller Author and Attorney

    Show #127 with Mark M. Bello, Legal Thriller Author and Attorney

    Thank you for tuning in to Tahmina Talks Immigration. I am excited to announce that my 2nd Edition Startup Visa book is out now and available here. The Startup Visa Series is also out with interviews from experts on the topic such as Brad Feld, Jason Wiens, Troy Vossellor, John Dearie, and many more.  In this episode, I have the honor of speaking with Social Justice Advocate, Mark M. Bello. Mark Bello is an attorney and author of the Zachary Blake Legal Thriller Series. Mark is passionate about social justice and has brought his message of speaking truth to power and standing up for the rights of citizens to each of his "ripped from the headlines" novels. You can find his work and podcast, Justice Counts, linked here. 

    • 33 min
    #126 Startup Visa Series - Jason Wiens, Policy Director, Kauffman Foundation

    #126 Startup Visa Series - Jason Wiens, Policy Director, Kauffman Foundation

    The Startup Visa Series is a series of interviews of thought leaders on startups, entrepreneurship, and immigration from around the world. Hear more about why they argue for the need for a startup visa. Guests include startup founders, venture capitalists, investors, policymakers, and others. This interview series coincides with the launch of the 2nd Edition of my book, The Startup Visa, available for order now here! In this episode of the Startup Visa Series, I speak with Jason Wiens, Policy Director at the Kauffman Foundation. He oversees a national grant portfolio of advocacy projects that educate policymakers about how government can support entrepreneurship and directs the Kauffman-led Start Us Up coalition. His views on entrepreneurship policy have been published in The Wall Street Journal, Roll Call, The Hill, Washington Monthly, and VentureBeat. Before joining the Kauffman Foundation, Wiens spent 10 years on Capitol Hill, where he led bipartisan efforts on entrepreneurship, immigration, and economic mobility in the U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate. Hope you enjoy listening to this interview as much as I enjoyed interviewing him! After you listen to this interview, look out for the 2nd edition of The Startup Series book to learn more about this issue and the need for change! The Startup Visa series is produced and edited by Cambria Judd Babbitt. Be sure to follow me on my Amazon Author page and my author website www.tahminawatson.com as well as my usual blog at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com. Follow us on social media for updates. Instagram: @tahminatalks Twitter @tahminatalks Special thanks to our series sponsor, Joorney Business Plans for making these episodes possible. Learn more about their services here https://www.joorney.com/ 

    • 39 min

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Tdixon508 ,

Great podcast!

The legal hero series is outstanding!! 👏🏾👏🏾 I highly recommend making this podcast a part of your routine.

Laurapowers44 ,

What an important and timely topic and love the host!

So grateful that Tahmina is sharing these important and timely messages and shedding light on these very important topics! Thanks Tahmina 🙏🏼

Rrunningwolf ,

Important and timely conversations

Thanks for having these important conversations.

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