Success Stories: NIW Approval Became Easy for a Research Scientist from China in the Field of Environmental Science


Client’s Testimonial:

“I am so glad that my case was successful. Thanks a lot for the work from the WeGreened Team!”

On January 30th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Scientist in the Field of Environmental Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Environmental Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Scientist

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Washington

Approval Notice Date: January 30th, 2020

Processing Time: 5 months, 22 days

Case Summary:

With a Ph.D. in environmental science and many years of experience progressing in the same field, our client had suitable credentials to file his I-140 petition under EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver). Our attorneys and support staff worked diligently to compile as much relevant information as we could to build a strong case for our client.

What did his winning NIW petition contain?

We noted his 14 peer-reviewed journal articles (5 of them first-authored) which gathered 124 citations. We also documented the 18 times he judged the work of his peers. Furthermore, we incorporated 5 recommendation letters signed by other experts in the field. According to one of these experts: “[Client] has conducted research centered on improving water quality for the survival of coho salmon, a species of great cultural, ecological, and economic importance to the state of Washington. In performing this work, he has shown a dedication to addressing the most pressing environmental concerns of the nation.”

Details regarding our client’s investigations also played a major role in the approval of his EB-2 NIW petition. Thanks to the comprehensive research summary he provided, we have in-depth understanding of his research on the analysis of organic pollutants in natural and engineered systems and understanding the fate, source, and environmental behaviors of pollutants. His research in this area is of great importance because pollution has the ability to cause harm to human health and substantially impacts specific species that are economically beneficial to the United States.

Through extensive documentation, we were able to successfully argue that our client would serve the national interest to a significantly greater degree than others with similar education and experience. Our client received his approval notification in less than 6 months after filing. We congratulate him on this milestone, and wish him the best as he continues to advance the field of environmental science.

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