Success Stories: North America Immigration Law Group Got 2 Cases Approved (EB-1A + NIW) for a Chinese Research Scientist Working in the Field of Nuclear Engineering


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you a lot for the help!”

On July 28th, 2021 and August 7th, 2021, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) and EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Scientist in the Field of Nuclear Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Nuclear Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Scientist

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Massachusetts

Approval Notice Date: July 28th, 2021 (EB-1A) and August 7th, 2021 (NIW)

Processing Time: 10 months, 29 days (EB-1A) and 13 months, 18 days (NIW)

Case Summary:

A Chinese research scientist working in the very competitive field of nuclear engineering approached North America Immigration Law Group to help him file his NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition at USCIS. Having worked with him in the past on his EB-1A case, our team at NAILG was uniquely equipped to deal with this case. We were thus quick to recheck his credentials and were able to gather all relevant information from his updated CV and recommendations that he produced at our request. We then went ahead and used this information to complete his application and other formalities.

We were able to custom tailor his petition by including relevant information about his academic and professional qualifications in form of publications, citations, review experience, and funding. This helped us establish that he was qualified for the proposed endeavor in his field. We also shared detailed information about his research and proposed projects for the future. With a Ph.D. in nuclear engineering, his proposed research related to the advanced analysis of nuclear reactors had substantial merit and was of national importance. This helped us prove his value to the United States’ energy security.

At the same time, his research had resulted in 8 peer-reviewed journal articles (6 of them first-authored), 20 peer-reviewed conference papers (9 of them first-authored), and 5 technical reports (all of them co-first-authored). Moreover, these papers had been published in the top journals in the field, which reflected his peers’ recognition of the value of this research. These publications have also been cited a total of 154 times according to Google Scholar. He has completed 30 peer reviews to date. And since only the most highly esteemed researchers in the field are invited to evaluate the work of their peers, especially in authoritative journals, it is clear that he is seen as very knowledgeable in the field.

In recognition of the value and importance of his work, it has been granted funding by 3 leading institutions of research, namely the National Science Foundation (NSF), Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, and the Consortium for Advanced Simulation of Light Water Reactors (CASL) of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). These institutions are dedicated to advancing the national interest through the support of cutting-edge research. Having established his credibility thus, we moved forward to look at the letters of recommendation.

One of these letters said the following;

“[Client’s] work is particularly crucial in the context of the global demand for nuclear energy. Individuals without access to electricity account for more than 11% of the world’s population, and the access that these individuals do have to electricity often comes from environmentally harmful sources. Nuclear energy is a reliable and environmentally sustainable alternative to leading energy sources, understanding the dynamics of nuclear power plants is critical in facilitating their safe usage. [Client’s] research on reactor processes within nuclear power plants is crucial for the continued accessibility of electricity throughout the globe.”

We are thankful to him for his continued trust in us throughout the adjudication process and for retaining us for his EB-1A case too. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors.

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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