Critical Need for a US StartUp Visa for Immigrant Entrepreneurs Exposed in a New Book

Share Article

The Kauffmann Foundation predicts that, without a startup visa, the U.S. will miss the chance to create 1.6 million jobs over the next 10 years. Seattle-based immigration lawyer, Tahmina Watson, offers a compelling argument for a change in archaic immigration law in her new book.

Tahmina Watson & StartUp Visa Book

Tahmina Watson & The StartUp Visa Book

With its flawed immigration policies, the U.S. has created an immigrant exodus. This has been bad for the U.S. but great for the world.

From the tobacco fields of Jamestown to the research labs of the Silicon Valley, foreign entrepreneurs with fresh, creative ideas have forged business and industry to create good, solid American jobs. Indeed, immigration and innovation together are an important part of the American story.

But increasingly, the US is making it extremely difficult for those same entrepreneurs to put their ideas to work here. While American universities attract and embrace some of the world best and brightest, our government repeatedly has failed to create the critically needed legal path that would allow those same foreigners to launch new Startup companies in the U.S.

Seattle-based immigration attorney Tahmina Watson has documented that history and offers a powerful analysis of this debilitating issue in her new book available on Amazon:

The Startup Visa: Key to Job Growth and Economic Prosperity in America

The book’s foreword has been written by world-famous technology entrepreneur Vivek Wadhwa and has been endorsed recently by serial VC Brad Feld from The Foundry Group.

Vivek Wadhwa comments, “With its flawed immigration policies, the U.S. has created an immigrant exodus. This has been bad for the U.S. but great for the world—with entrepreneurship booming the world over. Yet many of these entrepreneurs still want to come to Silicon Valley because of its powerful networks and diversity. Getting them here would be a big win for the U.S. and their home countries. The Startup Visa that Tahmina writes about is critical to facilitating this, and her book is a must read for policy makers.”

For more information and any press inquiries please contact Mel Carson at or +1 (425) 780-6242

About Tahmina Watson

An immigrant herself from the UK with Bangladeshi heritage, Tahmina specializes in employment and investor-based visas. Her experience navigating the murky U.S. immigration system on her clients' behalf along with her no-nonsense approach to finding a solution has made her a leading voice on this timely issue.

Her expertise is sought out by members of Congress, as well as those in the media and Tahmina has shared her views on the U.S.' failure to address this problem at conferences such as SXSW and the SATX Global Innovators.

Share article on social media or email:

View article via:

Pdf Print

Contact Author

Mel Carson
Visit website