Startup Immigration: A Look Back, the Road Ahead
Saturday, March 14
11:00AM - 12:00PM
Hilton Austin Downtown
500 E 4th St
The panel will go through the state of political engagement by the startup community since a Founder Visa was proposed by Paul Graham in April 2009. Discussion topics cover activities a community can take to create an effective, unified political voice that is heard by and drives Washington DC. As well, we'll review past actions by the startup community and compare them to metrics that evaluate political effectiveness.
Looking forward, the panel will also address possible pathways to an effective, predictable startup visa either by changing current laws through the standard process, calling on unilateral state action or facilitating legislative action in the new Congress. Will the startup community fund such unified action? How will the balance between policy and politics be struck while achieving implementation and moving beyond the usual talk-over-action in DC?
Watson Immigration Law
Tahmina Watson obtained her law degree and graduated from Brunel University, London, England in 2000. After completing her pupillage (apprenticeship) from Bridewell Chambers in London in 2004, Tahm...Show the rest
Tahmina Watson obtained her law degree and graduated from Brunel University, London, England in 2000. After completing her pupillage (apprenticeship) from Bridewell Chambers in London in 2004, Tahmina continued as a practicing barrister, handling mainly criminal defense matters, before relocating to the United States in 2005. She continues to be affiliated with Temple Court Chambers in London as a Door Tenant.
Tahmina was admitted to the New York Bar in 2006.
Prior to founding Watson Immigration Law, Tahmina was a partner at White & Watson from July 2006 to December 2008 practising exclusively in the area of U.S. Immigration and Naturalization law. Before that, Tahmina externed with His Honor Judge Ricardo Martinez at the District Court of Western Washington in downtown Seattle. She also interned for multiple terms at the Northwest Women’s Law Center (now known as Legal Voice).Hide the rest