Tahmina Watson is a Seattle-based immigration attorney, podcaster and activist. She is the founder of Watson Immigration Law and founder of the Washington Immigrant Defense Network, which funds and supports legal services for detained low-income immigrants. She is also the co-founder of Airport Lawyers which provided critical free services helping vulnerable people affected by the travel bans. Tahmina is deeply committed to serving the community as well as advocating for comprehensive immigration reform.
Tahmina is deeply committed to serving the community as well as advocating for comprehensive immigration reform.
For her community work, Tahmina was recently recognized as a 2020 Woman of Influence honoree by the Puget Sound Business Journal (PSBJ). Tahmina works with leading national publications as a commentator and columnist and speaks around the country on immigration law and social justice issues. She serves as a national spokesperson for the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA), and the chair of the Response Committee of the Washington Chapter of AILA. Tahmina also serves as a trustee of the Board of King County Bar Association in Washington, a past president of King County Washington Women Lawyers, and a former board member of both the Asian Bar Association of Washington and Washington Women Lawyers. In addition to being recognized for her work by PSBJ, she is a recipient of the 2019 AILA President’s Commendation Award. Tahmina Talks Immigration podcast is available on Apple Podcasts. Legal Heroes in the Trump Era is Tahmina’s second book.
Tahmina works with leading national publications as a commentator and columnist and speaks around the country on immigration law and social justice issues.
Tahmina was born and raised in London, UK, before relocating to Seattle, Washington. She is a proud wife and mother and her Bangladeshi heritage has enriched all of her work. Additional information can be found at www.watsonimmigrationlaw.com.