Success Stories: Despite RFE, Chinese Postdoctoral Research Associate Working in the Field of Analytical Chemistry Secured EB-1A Approval


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On September 18th, 2019, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for an Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Analytical Chemistry (Approval Notice).

General Field: Analytical Chemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Washington

Approval Notice Date: September 18th, 2019

Processing Time: 9 months, 5 days

Case Summary:

The Nebraska Service Center (NSC) has been particularly tough in its adjudications for EB1A. However, with the customized countermeasure designed by North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG), we seize every single chance and assist our clients to obtain case approval even under NSC jurisdiction.

A Postdoctoral Research Associate who has made substantial contributions to the field of analytical chemistry decided to take the challenge of filing EB1A petition to NSC. Our client has considerable citation and publication record. Upon filing the case, his publication record of 26 peer-reviewed scientific articles had accumulated 435 citations. Moreover, 7 of his papers have been cited in the top percentiles in related fields, compared to papers published in the same year. Publication may serve as evidence of originality and we did believe the fact that our client consistently published in top-ranked journals demonstrates that his work has been recognized as some of the best in the field. However, the USCIS issued an RFE to question the original contributions of major significance criterion; even we attached the citation map to claim the international recognition of his work in the initial petition.

To further prove the extraordinary placement of our client, we presented the evidence from a reliable academic database to compare his citation record to the in-field citation record of these other researchers for publications during the same years. We also gave evidence regarding his research impact to other researchers. His spectrometric system improves the point-of-care testing for nucleic acids using microfluidics and allows doctors to perform diagnostic tests with rapidity. According to one of the recommenders: “His work proves that he has aided and continues to aid the health and safety of American citizens, while also helping address global health concerns through his new diagnostic tests. [client] is unquestionably a leader in this essential field.”.

With abundant experience working with clients in virtually all fields of expertise, we are well equipped to handle every circumstance that might arise when filing an I-140 immigration petition. We are happy to successfully provide the full context of the extraordinary placement of our client and helped him one step closer to his green card. We thanked him for trusting us, and we look forward to working with him in the following journey.

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