Success Story: EB1A Approval for Post Doctoral Researcher after RFE (Request for Evidence)

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On June 20th, 2012 we received another EB1A approval for a client after responding to RFE (Request for Evidence). (Approval Notice)

Case Summary:

We filed this case and upgraded it to premium processing after about 2 weeks. After the case upgraded to PP, we got an RFE (Request for Evidence). The RFE issues by an immigration officer who was famous among immigration attorneys because of his/her unusually high RFE rate. This is one of the two EB1A cases we got RFE in 2012. The rest of the our EB1A cases were approved without RFE (Request for Evidence).

Primarily, it is the criterion “original contribution with major significance” that was challenged by the immigration officer (IO). This criterion is one of the mostly challenged one since the language of law is vague and therefore gives the immigration officer significant discretion.

Although RFE is not optimal and we at Chen Immigration Law Associates work diligently to provide significant evidence for each case, sometimes additional steps are required to make sure petitions are accepted. In this case we reinforced the contributions the client had made towards the fields of microbiology, immunology, and cystic fibrosis research. In order to accurately display the influence this client has had on these varied fields of research and convince the IO that her work is “with major significance,” it was imperative to specifically made an RFE plan for this client.

As a part of our strategy, we assisted with the drafting of 6 more letters on behalf of independent advisors throughout varied fields of research in order to convincingly reinforce the individual contributions made by the client’s research. Following the review, edit, and signing of these documents, we researched which of the client’s papers had the greatest impacts, highlighting citations and work inspired by the client’s research. In particular, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates noted the numerous peer reviews completed by this client (13), in order to display her continual contributions and authority in the fields of endeavor.

Finally, after establishing the influence and contributions this client has had to varied fields, we highlighted the original scientific contributions of major significance towards these fields, and how these contributions can be accurately portrayed through applicable cases previously ruled.

Using this proven strategy, while correctly articulating the importance surrounding this client’s valued work, our team at Chen Immigration Law Associates was able to secure approval for this petition on June 20th, 2012, three weeks after we responded to the RFE (Request for Evidence).

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).

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