Tahmina Watson

Tahmina Watson is an immigration attorney and founder of Watson Immigration Law in Seattle, Washington. She was a practicing barrister in London, England, before immigrating to the United States herself. While her practice includes investor, family-based, and employment-based immigration, she has a strong focus on immigrant entrepreneurs and start-up companies. She is a frequent speaker, author, and blogger on immigration law matters. Tahmina is an Adjunct Fellow with the Niskanen Center, a policy think tank in Washington, DC.  A passionate advocate for immigration reform, she is the author of “The Startup Visa: Key to Job Growth & Economic Prosperity in America”. She is also the host of Tahmina Talks Immigration, a radio show and podcast about U.S. immigration issues.

Tahmina is passionate about helping bring change. Her policy work led to being part of Hillary Clinton’s immigration working group during the 2016 presidential campaign. She has worked with law and policy makers at the city, state, and federal level. In addition to supporting many local non-profit organizations, she is currently co-chair of the Response Committee of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, Washington Chapter – a committee she helped created after the November 2016 election. She also serves on the Superintendent’s Diversity Advisory Committee of Mercer Island School District.

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The Declaration of Independence states that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness...This document was written over 240 years ago, and yet, these very rights face challenges to this day. It is incumbent on all of us to fight for these rights. During these trying times, even when we feel exhausted and defeated, we must inspire and energize each other to keep fighting. Let’s denounce intolerance and strive to spread humanity and kindness. It is important for us, our children, this country, and the world.
— Tahmina Watson