Success Stories: A California-based Iranian Graduate Student Research Assistant in the field of Energy Systems Obtained NIW Petition Approval in Less Than 7 Months


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On August 24th, 2019, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Graduate Student Research Assistant in the Field of Energy Systems (Approval Notice).

General Field: Energy Systems

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Graduate Student Research Assistant

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: August 24th, 2019

Processing Time: 6 months, 23 days

Case Summary:

North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) has earned a solid reputation for its efficient handling of I-140 petitions and I-485 applications. The high success rate of EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petitions handled by NAILG was yet again reflected in the case of an Iranian graduate student research assistant based in California.

Our client’s revolutionary ideas have propelled the field of energy systems into the future. His research initiatives have broadened our understanding of power systems technology and policy, planning, systems analysis, management, and design. In order to prove the significance of our client’s research to the USCIS, we emphasized the way he has been resolving challenges faced by the renewable energy and microgrid industries in the US.

To strengthen the petition, we have included 6 recommendation letters furnished by other experts in his field to discuss how his work sustained national and international acclaim. One of whom had this to say about him, “It is evident that there is a real demand for such improvement as climate change is a global threat. The sheer magnitude of this predicament and the urgency for a solution exacerbate the need for research in the field of energy systems. [Client] is a researcher whose contributions are absolutely vital to the progress of this field”.

Further, we outlined his impressive record of authorship which demonstrates his current accomplishments in the field. At the time of filing, he had already published 2 peer-reviewed journal articles (1 of them first-authored), 8 conference papers (4 of them first-authored) and a first-authored technical report. We also focused on the 57 times his work has been cited by other researchers, and the 30 peer reviews he conducted for highly acclaimed journals. It is clear that his counterparts have recognized the value in what he has accomplished, and have implemented his works and ideas in their own projects.

We join our client as he celebrates the approval of his NIW petition. We are currently waiting for a decision on his I-485 application. Once the USCIS approve his I-485 application, he will become a US permanent resident. We look forward to helping him accomplish this goal and thank him for choosing our law firm to represent his I-140 NIW and I-485 cases.

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