Success Stories: Despite Long Wait, a Researcher in Massachusetts in the Field of Nutritional Science Secured an EB-1A


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On January 7th, 2020, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Researcher in the Field of Nutritional Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Nutritional Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Researcher

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Massachusetts

Approval Notice Date: January 7th, 2020

Processing Time: 13 months, 4 days

Case Summary:

Texas Service Center (TSC) found our client, a Chinese researcher, to be a deserving candidate for EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability). The fact that her work aids the United States in understanding conditions such as atherosclerosis, undoubtedly paved the way for EB-1A approval. Before establishing an attorney-client relationship, North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) carefully studied our client’s credentials to determine their veracity. Once we were assured that her credentials qualified her for EB-1A, we counter-signed the retainer agreement and got to work building her case. Here are some of the key points we focused on:

  • Research Details: In order to prove that our client’s work is important to the United States, we first had to account for and understand her research focus. Largely thanks to the comprehensive research summary which she provided us, we determined that her work is focused on nanomedicine. We established that her findings are essential to the nation as it deals with applications such as diagnosing and treating atherosclerosis.
  • Citation Count and Publication: Our client’s extensive experience in the field of medicinal chemistry had led to the publication of 10 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 1 book chapter, all of which had been cited a total of 341 times when we filed the case.
  • Peer Review Service: To further illustrate our client’s leadership role in the field, we noted the 13 times she had conducted peer review for various high-impact scientific journals.
  • Additional Evidence: Like any legal case, we had to present evidence to support our argument that our client deserved to get one step closer to a green card. We did this by urging our client to collect recommendation letters from a handful of her peers. These letters confirmed the value of our client’s work to the US and contained statements such as: “Atherosclerosis is the number one cause of death and disability in the developed world. However, it has also increased in commonness all over the world as modern Western diet patterns promote the increased propensity towards inflammation and cholesterol buildup in the arteries… [Client’s] research provides important advancements in the early detection of atherosclerotic lesions, providing her fellow researchers with the tools needed to take on epidemic levels of advanced atherosclerosis progression in the Western world.” The customized EB-1A petition packet which we arranged for our client also included table and figures to indicate that our client’s publications have been cited at a much higher rate than those of other researchers in the field, distinguishing her from her peers.

Despite our best efforts, the USCIS issued a Request for Evidence (RFE) not long after we filed the petition. Our team efficiently put together a strong response to the RFE, which subsequently led to case approval. We congratulate our client for securing an EB-1A petition approval and we thank her for choosing to work with our law firm. It was a pleasure helping her with the first step of the green card process and we wish her the best with her continued research in the United States.

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