Success Stories: Our Legal Team Helped A Research Assistant Professor to Secure EB-1A Approval, Despite an RFE


Client’s Testimonial:

“Chen immigration team provided excellent service to me. They drafted outstanding recommendation and petition letters for me. I was very impressed by their ability of articulating science in most effective terms for layman. Their response was always very prompt and professional. They build a strong case and RFE response for me in a timely manner making my experience very smooth throughout the process. I want to thank the attorneys who worked diligently on my case. Based on my great experience, I will highly recommend their service for EB-1A.”

On October 2nd, 2020, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Research Assistant Professor in the Field of Toxicology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Toxicology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Assistant Professor

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Pennsylvania

Approval Notice Date: October 2nd, 2020

Processing Time: 7 months

Case Summary:

A research assistant professor based in Pennsylvania engaged the expert services of our law firm to help him in constructing an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition. With our remarkable experience in managing employment-based immigration petitions, we approved to take his case after a considerable assessment of his academic accolades. We aimed to determine that he was an individual exhibiting extraordinary ability to receive the petition approval. We ensured that he held a Ph.D. in toxicology and several years of notable merits in the field, and without an ounce of doubt, our client has the required knowledge and experience to proceed in his initiated research in the United States.

We detailed the 16 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 1 book chapter he published, which amassed 214 citations. His research has inspired many researchers around the world, thereby implying that these publications are universally recognized in the field of toxicology. Moreover, we highlighted that he had already conducted 60 reviews for highly acclaimed journals at the time of filing for the case. This validates that he is an active member of the scientific community as well in the field of toxicology.

To bolster his EB-1A case, we outlined our client’s research in his petition packet which focused on studying the mechanisms of and developing treatments for liver diseases, and his solid experience in toxicology allows his research to be particularly original, with applications such as health care and public health.

Furthermore, we included 5 letters of recommendation collected from other well-recognized experts in the field, verifying that our client has risen to the very top of his field and has sustained both national and international acclaim. One of his recommenders described our client’s work as:

“His research has provided the United States with unique therapeutic strategies for the various types of liver disease, which currently have no treatment options or extremely limited treatment options. Thus, it is clear that the continuation of [client’s] work in the United States will lead to additional discoveries for the treatment of liver diseases that others in the field of toxicology are incapable of finding.”

Even though our client’s case received an RFE (request for evidence), he won his EB1A petition approval within 7 months with the help of our diligent team. We thank him for trusting us throughout the process and congratulate him for achieving this milestone.

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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