Success Stories: After Obtaining NIW Approval Back in 2021, Once Again with Our Help, A Materials Engineer from India Secured EB1A Approval, I-485 Success Awaited Now


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On April 3rd, 2023, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Materials Engineer (R&D) in the Field of Materials Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Materials Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Materials Engineer (R&D)

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Pennsylvania

Approval Notice Date: April 3rd, 2023

Processing Time: 12 months, 5 days

Case Summary:

With an accomplished background in materials engineering, our client, the materials engineer (R&D) approached North America Immigration Law Group to see if we could speed up his Green Card process. He had achieved a consistent and notable record of success and influence in his area of study, and he wanted to focus on developing a new sensing material interface and device for detecting and continuously monitoring small molecules. After evaluating his research background, we concluded that his smart material design and synthesis research addresses some of our nation’s and the world’s most pressing issues, including reducing the prevalence of foodborne illnesses and developing energy storage technology to meet the demand for energy.

In addition, he had received funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. This funding supports projects that advance the agriculture and food-related industries. Therefore, our client’s research evidently fits this description. Our esteemed legal attorneys and the team suggested that other evidence criteria could be strengthened. Combined with the detailed letters of reference from fellow experts that we helped craft and edit, we built a strong EB-1A case that was approved with no RFE.

Here is a list of relevant points we added to his petition packet:

  • We noted that he has certainly been a major contributor to the field for several years now, his work has resulted in 18 peer-reviewed scientific articles, published in some of the most discerning, high-impact journals in his field.
  • Additionally, his research has amassed 605 citations, impacting the field to a great extent. Citation is a means for scholars to credit sources of information and data that are crucial to their work. With that said, this citation record demonstrates how important his research is to the advancement of studies performed by fellow scholars. Our client’s impact, and this large number shows wise recognition of his work throughout the scientific community.
  • Moreover, he has conducted at least 30 reviews for highly reputable journals that only accept the work of accomplished researchers who adhere to strict publishing guidelines. The role of peer reviewer requires in-depth knowledge of a given subject as well as a discerning eye for technical inaccuracies in research. For this reason, journals only enlist the aid of talented experts like him.
  • Our client’s exceptional expertise is widely recognized by established peers. Thus, four recommendation letters were included to corroborate the relevance of his work. One of them stated the below:

“[Client] has successfully developed a coating system with antimicrobial properties. This is important given that the food industry uses stainless steel to fabricate equipment like pipework and worktables. Stainless steel is known to carry bacteria in the form of biofilms, which can be detrimental to public health. In fact, over 45 million people in the United States suffer from foodborne illnesses on an annual basis, and 3,000 Americans die of such illnesses each year. Furthermore, foodborne illnesses have a negative impact on the economy, costing $15.6 billion. Our client has made great headway in addressing this issue, providing the food industry with tools for ensuring their equipment remains free of illness-causing bacteria. As such, his efforts are a boon to the American economy and people.”

In terms of its benefits, our client’s research is invaluable to the manufacturing industry as it enables low-cost material production, holding positive implications for the United States economy. Thus, he secured the EB1A approval successfully from USCIS. We truly congratulate him on this breakthrough. Also, impressed with our law firm, he retained us for his I-485 applications. We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

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