Immersive Immigration Experience
Tahmina Watson was born and raised in the United Kingdom. As a daughter of two immigrants she never considered herself to be an immigrant to the UK, she was always just a British Bengali. Everything changed when she met her future husband and moved to the United States. Decades after watching her parents struggle with the reality of their immigration status, Tahmina gained first-hand experience of life as an immigrant.
With the intention of becoming a barrister, she decided to follow in her father's footsteps and go to law school. Tahmina always knew she wanted to help people, but she couldn't have imagined that pro-bono work would have the most impact. This pro-bono work formed her into the human that she is today and gave her a different perspective on life.
Just Like Dad
Her father immigrated to the UK before she was born and became an immigration lawyer in the UK. Becoming an immigration lawyer was never a dream Tahmina had, although he did inspire her to practice law in the first place.
Becoming an immigration lawyer in the United States is a difficult feat for anybody, and it’s even more challenging when you’re an immigrant yourself. The first-hand experience helped Tahmina realize she was called to the work.
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Tahmina Watson is a Seattle-based immigration attorney, podcaster, and activist. Tahmina has been recognized by the Puget Sound Business Journal (PbSBJ) For her community work where she was named a 2020 Woman of Influence honoree. She's the founder of Watson Immigration Law and the Washington Immigrant Defense Network. Nationally, Tahmina is a commentator and columnist and speaks around the country on immigration law and social justice issues.
Discover more at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com.