Success Stories: We Helped an Assistant Professor and Director in the Field of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine to Secure an EB-1A


Client’s Testimonial:

“I want to thank the team for the amazing work they have done.”

On December 9th, 2019, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for an Assistant Professor and Director in the Field of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine (Approval Notice).

General Field: Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Assistant Professor and Director

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Oklahoma

Approval Notice Date: December 9th, 2019

Processing Time: 9 months, 13 days

Case Summary:

Texas Service Center granted our client, an assistant professor and director from India, an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition approval. It took them 9 months and 13 days to process our client’s case. 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. Since EB-1A is one of the toughest I-140 categories, we made sure that we thoroughly presented our client’s achievements in a clear and concise manner.

Submitting an EB-1A petition:

In order to attain an EB-1A approval, petitions must prove that they meet three out of the ten requirements set in place by the USCIS. Although EB-1A has the lowest approval rates, with the right attorneys and a strong petition packet, anything is possible. In this case, we helped our client prove that he met the desired set of requirements. In order to present a strong case to the USCIS, we had dig a little deeper into our client’s educational and professional background. Our diligent efforts led us to establish that he had conducted 15 peer reviews, that his work had collected 71 citations, and that he had published 19 scientific articles.

To further highlight our petition packet, our client’s EB-1A petition also contained 6 recommendation letters contributed by other experts in the field of pulmonary and critical care medicine. Not only did these experts confirm that our client is an asset to the U.S., they also briefly detailed his research projects on pulmonary and critical care medicine treatments. Here are some strong statements extracted from these letters:

  • “[Client’s] pioneering roles at these health centers are absolutely vital. The loss of [client] in these environments would be detrimental to the operation of these clinics as well as a setback for critical care research in America.”
  • “[Client’s] efforts on cystic lung disease culminated in published work that points toward new areas of study within these rare illnesses. [Client’s] research also offers a practical guide for the diagnosis of cystic lung conditions without invasive, painful testing.”

What next?

As the I-485 is the final step in the green card process, an approval would mean obtaining permanent residency. We truly appreciate our client for trusting us with the preparation of his EB-1A case and for giving us an opportunity to file the I-485 applications for him and his spouse.

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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