Success Story: Approval for EB-1a (Aliens of Extraordinary Ability) after RFE (Request for Evidence) in JUST 8 Days

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[Chen Immigration Team] helped me prepare my petition for U.S. permanent residency under the EB1-EA self petition category. I am very pleased with the way [Chen Immigration Team] prepared my case, and the quick responses to all my questions. Thus, I am happy to recommend [Chen Immigration Team].

On December 14th, 2012, we received another EB-1a (Aliens of Extraordinary Ability) Approval after RFE (Request for Evidence) for a Postdoc Researcher in the field of Astrophysics. (Approval Notice)

General Field: Astrophysics
Position at the Time of Case Filing: Researcher
National Origin: India
Service Center: Texas
Processing Time: 8 Days

Case Summary:

While handling EB-1a (Aliens of Extraordinary Ability) cases, it is crucial to present the evidence in an organized and cohesive manner. Although each case varies in strength, the incorrect presentation of evidentiary support frequently results in case denials or RFEs (Request for Evidence). It is important to highlight, over 40% of the business at Chen Immigration Law Associates is derived from cases that were unsuccessfully filed by other law firms or individually by clients.

In this specific case we at Chen Immigration Law Associates were approached to represent a client who had recently been presented with an RFE after filing with another law firm. Unfortunately the client’s previous legal representation had filed this client’s case without substantiating significant evidentiary support. Because this petition had been poorly organized with missing or insufficient evidence, this client needed to reply to a Request for Evidence Notification.

In order to assist this client to the best of our ability, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates worked to develop a unique strategy tailored specifically to this client’s petition. First, we gathered all the evidence originally filed by the previous law firm and pieced together the evidence incorrectly organized or substantiated. Next, we began to organize and gather evidence that was overlooked by the previous law firm.

To start, we highlighted the citations numbers of this client in relation to the average citation number of researchers in similar fields. Considering this client had an unusually high citation record, (194 citations) it was important to show the influence these contributions have had on his field of endeavor. With this in consideration, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates assisted in the drafting of four recommendation letters on behalf of experts in the field of Astrophysics to emphasize the contributions this client has made through his work. After these letters were reviewed, edited, and signed by these recommenders we used these letters to further establish evidence of international influence of this client’s work in the field of Astrophysics.

Beyond the presentation of this crucial evidence, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates researched AAO (Administrative Appeals Office) decisions applicable to this case and reinforced the AAO’s authority over the service centers, highlighting the significance surrounding the citation of associated cases as establishing legal precedence.

Finally, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates researched the analytics associated with top papers written by this client and showcased their immense influence and contributions through national and international citations.

Using this proven strategy, while correctly articulating the importance surrounding this client’s valued work, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates were able to secure approval for this petition on December 14th, 2012, just 8 days after its filing.

With this in consideration, it is important to emphasize that the processes and expertise practiced by Chen Immigration Law Associates. Not only do we develop the best possible strategies for each case, but we execute these strategies with the utmost effectiveness!

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).

Our Ten Thousand I-140 Approvals Provide Unprecedented Insight into the USCIS Adjudication Trend

With more than 16,000 EB-1A, EB-1B, EB-2 NIW and O-1 cases approved, we have first hand information on the manner in which the USCIS adjudicate I-140 cases. As the USCIS has constantly changed its adjudication standards for the EB-1A, EB-1B and EB-2 NIW categories, our firm's huge database of successful cases gives you unprecedented insight to USCIS adjudication trends. We carefully analyze the data for all of our cases and apply the results of our analyses toward giving our clients up-to-date advice and adapting our strategies such that we remain on par with the ever-shifting landscape of immigration law in the U.S. With us, you will always have access to important updates, strategies, and information so that you can make the most informed decisions about your case.

We Have Helped Hundreds and Thousands of Clients with Credentials and Backgrounds Similar to Yours

With our exceedingly large number of successful petitions, no matter what credentials you have, no matter your background and field of expertise, no matter your visa status or nationality, chances are we have helped hundreds or even thousands of clients just like you. Our clients are usually impressed with how well we understand their research and work. Our insight and understanding stems from the fact that we have handled many cases with elements similar to yours already, and this helps us devise the best strategies for each individual petition.

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For years, our firm has attracted new clients based solely on word of mouth, recommendations, and the positive collaboration experiences shared with them by their friends and family. We take pride in our reputation and work hard to ensure that we provide a green card application experience that our clients are happy to share with their friends and colleagues. That is how our approved cases grew from 600 in 2013 to over 3,500 in 2019.

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