Success Stories: Thanks to Unique NIW Petition, Postdoctoral Research Associate from Iran in the field of Civil Engineering Receives Case Approval


Client’s Testimonial:

“Just wanna let you know I got approval notice for my I-140, thanks for helping me through this.

On January 23rd, 2019, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Civil Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Civil Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Nebraska

Approval Notice Date: January 23rd, 2019

Processing Time: 6 months, 10 days

Case Summary:

North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) has successfully attained over 15,000 I-140 immigration petitions. Our sterling reputation as a law firm that offers customized I-140 petitions and unprecedented insight into how the USCIS adjudicates cases are reasons why clients from all over the world seek our help for their green cards. In this case, a postdoctoral research associate from Iran hired us to help her with the first step in the green card process: filing an I-140 petition under the EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) category.

Our client’s personalized NIW petition package contained information related to her work on the design and development of crashworthy roadside safety hardware to minimize the risk of serious injuries and fatalities. After going through her various achievements and research projects, we concluded that her findings improves the safety of transportation throughout the United States by identifying the best practices for highway construction and maintenance, as well as helping to reduce motor vehicle fatalities. We also incorporated data such as our client’s publication record, citation count and peer review experience into the petition letter. At the time we filed her case, these numbers stood at 24 citations, 7 peer-reviewed journal articles, 10 peer-reviewed conference proceedings, five technical reports issued to various governmental agencies and 18 instances of peer review service.

As part of our legal strategy, we also helped our client to select a handful of suitable recommenders who could strengthen her I-140 case. These recommenders consisted of well-known civil engineering experts who provided additional insights into the merits of her research. This is how one of the fellow experts described the importance of her work to the United States: “In completing this research on the system’s rail height, [Client] has helped to prolong the amount of time before the guardrails along the highways and interstates are lowered by repaving. This work has effectively mitigated the safety risks of repaving and maintaining roads as well as limited the frequency of guardrail modification and replacement. Therefore, it saves taxpayers money in the long-term by minimizing maintenance requirements”.

We are pleased that our hard work paid off and that our client secured the National Interest Waiver (NIW) in less than 7 months. We thank her for choosing us to represent her case, and we wish her the very best as she adjusts her status for US permanent residency.

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