Success Stories: A Research Associate from China Obtains NIW & EB1A Petition Approvals by Retaining the North America Immigration Law Group, I-485 Approval Awaited


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“The team did an excellent job in digesting my backgrounds and articulating them into a strong case. They have also been professional in addressing my questions timely and comprehensively. I have since retained them for other services as well and consulted on a couple of different topics. They consistently deliver top-notch service and work.”

On April 29th, 2021, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Research Associate in the Field of Mechanical Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Mechanical Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Associate

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Maryland

Approval Notice Date: April 29th, 2021

Processing Time: 10 months

Case Summary:

Our client with an M.S. and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering contacted North America Immigration Law Group to help him file an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition, and he successfully received the approval back in 2020 with our excellent service. After a month, he decided to retain our services to build another petition under the EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) visa category. Filing more than one petition is normal as it expedites the green card process. Since we have extensive experience in handling employment-based visas, it was not intricate for us to arrange another petition for our client. Thus, our objective was to emphasize his remarkable qualification and professional experience, a steadfast record of past achievements, unparalleled knowledge relevant to his current and future work to the USCIS and listed the following in his petition packet:

We elaborated his intended research work focusing on energy efficiency, cooling and refrigeration systems, and heat transfer components for HVAC systems, and this research certainly addresses some of our nation’s most pressing issues in understanding and deploying renewable energy and energy-efficient technologies. His strong background in mechanical engineering has allowed his research to be particularly original, with applications such as the development of novel cooling and refrigeration systems. In addition, his research ideas secured research funding from different agencies and industrial partners. The scholastic and corporate levels of attention to his work unveil its universal appeal and its high level of practicality.

Besides, we have noted his publications, the 10 peer-reviewed journal articles (4 of them first-authored), 4 peer-reviewed conference publications (3 of them first-authored), and 1 first-authored book chapter, published in a wide variety of journals and conferences, including the prominent journals in the field. His work has been cited 107 times by other autonomous and foremost researchers, relying upon our client’s findings to further their investigations. Not only this, but we also documented that he has already conducted 20 peer reviews for well-established journals, completing multiple manuscripts. These successes denote he is a researcher of exceptional quality and determine that his peers deem him capable of judging the works of others.

“The implications of [client’s] work is also wide-reaching. His research places a high emphasis on deployable, energy-efficient technologies such as microgrids, which are competitively economical, dependable, and are successfully used in conjunction with alternative energy sources… In the face of such statistics, the urgency for scientists and researchers to develop new strategies and methods to reduce the production of greenhouse gas has never been higher. His work in building more environmentally friendly systems is of the greatest importance to humanity as a whole, as any and all developments related to climate change signifies progress.”

The aforementioned lines have been driven out from one of the five recommendation letters provided by our client. He obtained these letters from other experts in the field, who proved how our client’s research has major implications for both academia and industry and enormous benefits for the utility, urban planning, and energy consultation industries.

We are happy to help our client in obtaining his EB1A petition approval. Our exceptional legal strategy used in both cases positively led our client a significant step closer to his green card success. We would truly thank him for choosing us to represent his I-140 application as well as for his I-485 application.

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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