Success Story: EB1a Approval for Project Development Engineer with Low Citation Record after RFE (Request for Evidence)

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My experience working with [Chen Immigration Law associates] on my EB1-A case was amazing. Having dealt with other EB1 attorney’s, I can attest that they are the best! They did a free and honest review of my CV and handled my case excellently and diligently. They know their game the best, keeps up to date with latest USCIS policies and changes. They guided me along the way and helped me immensely by carefully drafting the letters and even answering the recommender’s questions.

EB1 Approval after RFE for Project Development Engineer with only 69 citations all from 1 paper. (Approval Notice)

General Field:Project Development Engineering
Position at the Time of Case Filing:Project Development Engineer
National Origin: India
Service Center: Nebraska
Processing Time: 51 Days

Case Summary:

In this specific case we at Chen Immigration Law Associates were presented with a unique challenge. This client had applied for an EB1a (Aliens of Extraordinary Ability) petition with only 69 citations all from 1 paper. In these specific cases it is imperative to provide evidence that the client’s work has had a significant impact on the field of endeavor; however, with only 69 citations from 1 paper, we had to tailor our strategies specifically to this client in order to establish the best possible case.

Considering this client had received an RFE (Request for Evidence) following his initial filing, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates provided extensive correspondence with the client in order to gather all the necessary information for this filing. As previously noted, although this client had made significant contributions to the field of Project Development Engineering, EB1a cases traditionally require a large number of citations in order to establish the influence of the client’s work. With consideration of this client’s relatively low citation record and this importance of this evidence in establishing a client’s influence within their field of endeavor, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates drafted 6 letters on behalf of independent experts in various fields to review, edit, and sign. In addition to these letters, we assisted the client with procuring 6 letters from his colleagues and used these letters to additionally affirm the unique and extraordinary skillset of the client.

To provide additional evidence for this RFE (Request for Evidence), we at Chen Immigration Law Associates researched the wages of colleagues in the field of Project Development Engineering to highlight how this client’s work was extremely valued, as they were in the top 90% for wages earned in their field.

Finally, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates researched and cited applicable AAO (Administration Appeals Office) decisions regarding independent expert testimony and its use in establishing original contributions of major significance to a field in replacement of high citation numbers.

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 26th, 2012.

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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