Success Story: EB1-A Approval for a Research Assistant Professor in Electrical Engineering

On March 22nd, 2013, we received another EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Post Doc researcher in the field of Electrical Engineering. Approval Notice)

General Field: Electrical Engineering
Position at the Time of Case Filing: Post Doc Researcher
National Origin: Iran
Service Center: Texas
Processing Time: approved 15 days after upgrading to premium processing
State Residing at the Time of Filing: Wisconsin

Case Summary:

Successful EB1-A cases require that each petitioner meet the three following criteria: the petitioner has a level of expertise indicating that they are “one of that small percentages who have risen to the very top of their endeavor, they have sustained national or international acclaim and that their achievements have been recognized in their field of expertise, as well as qualify under the regulatory criteria set by the USCIS. However, when drafting petitions we at Chen Immigration Law Associates go beyond what is required in these criteria to ensure a swift and decisive approval.

One of the most important facets of the petition process is drafting a petition that not only illustrates an individual’s accomplishments, but also highlights upon how their accomplishments affect the national interest of the US if they were to reside in a different country. In this case our client’s work was associated with the development of researching methods for fault protections in electronic motors and transmission lines, an area of engineering that maintains a unique position in the national interest of the US. Moreover, this client’s research was very exceptional, having received many accolades as well as being associated with many peer-reviewed scholarly articles and one book.

We added value to this researcher’s portfolio by highlighting their experiences in maintaining publications. This researcher reviewed manuscripts for eleven academic journals. The list includes seven IEEE publications, Journal of Progress in Electromagnetics Research (an MIT University production), Journal of Computation and Mathematics in Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Journal of Electric Power Components and Systems, and Journal of Applied Electromagnetics and Mechanics.

However, beyond the quantitative metrics used in our petition methodology we at Chen Immigration Law Associates connect important aspects of our client’s portfolio to their research’s broader scope, something that a reviewer can understand why a researcher’s work would be viewed as important with respect to the US’s national interest. In this case we used the client’s numerous research contributions in combination with four exceptional Independent Advisory Opinion Letters from respected international researchers in our client’s field in order to connect their work to a ‘big-picture’ issue: that is to say something that would affect the United States if the client was not able to reside here permanently. This was done by illustrating that our client’s work had a direct implication on the efficiency and reliability of many macro-scale electrical systems, such as new transmission lines, electrical vehicles, and alternative energy: areas of technological development that are critical to the economic and environmental issues that the US currently faces.

Using this proven strategy, while correctly articulating the importance surrounding this client’s valued work, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates were able to secure approval for this petition on March 22nd, 2013.

With this in consideration, it is important to emphasize that the processes and expertise practiced by Chen Immigration Law Associates. Not only do we develop the best possible strategies for each case, but we execute these strategies with the utmost effectiveness!

North America Immigration Law Group (Chen Immigration Law Associates) is a U.S. immigration law firm dedicated to representing corporations, research institutions, and individuals from all 50 U.S. states regarding I-140 immigration petitions. We specialize in employment-based immigration petition and have a proven record of high success rate for the categories of: EB2-NIW (National Interest Waiver), EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability), EB1-B (Outstanding Researcher/Professor) and O-1 (Alien of Extraordinary Ability).

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