Success Stories: A Chinese Research Associate in the Field of Molecular Biology Retains NAILG after EB-1A Case Approval and Gets NIW Approved Too


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you so much for all your effort. I really appreciate it.”

On April 9th, 2021 and August 4th, 2021, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) and EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Associate in the Field of Molecular Biology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Molecular Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Associate

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Pennsylvania

Approval Notice Date: April 9th, 2021 (EB-1A) and August 4th, 2021 (NIW)

Processing Time: 2 months, 11 days (EB-1A) (Premium Processing Requested) and 10 months, 21 days (NIW)

Case Summary:

We had already established an attorney-client relationship, when our client, a research associate in molecular biology, wanted to retain us for filing his I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) application. Having initially worked with her on her EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) case, we had detailed information of her academic and professional records, which we updated with recent achievements. We then made use of this information to ascertain the success of her application at USCIS.

We had known that her research has been supported by funding from a leading agency, demonstrating the recognized value and importance of her work. This funding includes grants from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, which supports basic research, fosters talented researchers, and promotes socio-economic development by implementing a merit-based review system. This grant is reserved for research directly addressing critical problems in molecular biology and the larger society. This funding, therefore, demonstrated the significance and national importance of her research.

We had knowledge that she had built an impressive record of publication. As evidence of her contributions, her work had resulted in 14 peer-reviewed journal articles (2 first-authored and 3 co-first-authored). Moreover, these papers had been published in the top journals in her field, reflecting her peers’ recognition of the value of this research.

She had not only successfully completed and published the results of her research in the field, but her work had also gone on to influence her peers. That is, her publications had been cited a total of 551 times according to Google Scholar, thereby demonstrating that these publications are widely recognized and relied upon in the field of molecular biology.

In further evidence of her acknowledged expertise in the field, she is also active in the scientific community as a peer reviewer for highly acclaimed journals. She has already conducted at least 15 reviews. Only the foremost experts in their field are invited to perform this important review work, so this frequent review activity further demonstrates her elevated standing in the field.

On the balance, there had been no doubt regarding cancer having a very real, very harmful effect on the United States both as a nation and as a group of individuals. In order to prevent further harm to either people themselves or the nation’s well-being, it was necessary to incorporate experts and research that combat cancer by illuminating cancer’s mechanisms and our client was one such researcher. This argument aided us in corroborating the earlier data and making a convincing case for her.

We at North America Immigration Law Group are grateful to her for showing continued trust in our abilities and allowing us to help her in the process.

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