Success Stories: We Helped an Assistant Research Professor in the Field of Geographic Information Science Secure NIW and EB-1A Approval


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On April 3rd and July 7th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) and EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for an Assistant Research Professor in the Field of Geographic Information Science(Approval Notice).

General Field: Geographic Information Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Assistant Research Professor

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Arizona

Approval Notice Date: April 3rd and July 7th, 2020

Processing Time: 4 months, 18 days (NIW) and 3 months 18 days (EB-1A)

Case Summary:

An assistant research professor from China hired North America Immigration Law Group ( to build a customized EB-1A petition for him. Once we carefully examined his credentials, we were assured that our client had the right set of qualifications to be considered for both EB-1A and NIW petitions.

Perhaps the most important element of both petitions had to do with our client’s research. We carefully reviewed her research summary and detailed her work on understanding protein-protein, protein-lipid, and protein-nucleic acid interactions. We demonstrated to the USCIS that our client’s work in this area is of great importance because of the public health burden of cancer on the global scale. Her work with techniques such as single-molecule microscopy enhances the goal of reducing the incidence and lethality of cancer diagnoses and improving the quality of life of those diagnosed with the disease

Apart from completing successful research in the field, our client has also published 20 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 1 book chapter that collected 321 citations by the time when we were ready to file his case; thereby demonstrating that these publications are widely recognized and relied upon in the field of geographic information science. He has also conducted 53 reviews for distinguished journals. The fact that his papers being published in the top journals and that his peers leveraged his research demonstrated that our client’s work is widely recognized and relied upon in his field.

5 letters of recommendation were included into the petition packet in support of our client’s case. One of the recommenders stated: “[Client’s] geographic information science research is producing novel strategies that align directly with many of these concerns. Through his research, he is enhancing efforts to make sure that national developments such as urbanization proceed without negative impacts on both public and ecological wellbeing. [Client’s] ongoing work is producing new techniques to ensure the sustainability in the U.S. and is thus of great inherent value to the nation as a whole”.

In addition to carefully assembling the required documents to file the EB-1A petition on behalf of our client, our team has included customized figures and tables for visualization to indicate that our client’s publications have been cited at a much higher rate than those of other researchers in the field, distinguishing him from his peers. The visual presentation of the data has indeed further demonstrated and supported the argument in the petition letter drafted by us.

We congratulate our client for obtaining not one, but two approval notices, and we thank him for choosing North America Immigration Group (NAILG) to represent his EB-1A and NIW petitions. We wish him the best as he continues his valuable work here in the United States.

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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