Success Stories: A Faculty-Researcher from Iran Obtains NIW Approval with Our Team’s Assistance in Personalizing the Petition Packet


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“The overall process of my case preparation and filing was great! Thank you!”

On April 29th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Faculty-Researcher in the Field of Environmental Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Environmental Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Faculty-Researcher

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Nevada

Approval Notice Date: April 29th, 2021

Processing Time: 7 months

Case Summary:

A faculty-researcher with a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering contacted North America Immigration Law Group to help her file an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition. As a part of our services, the first and foremost activity we did was to elaborate her designed research work to develop novel materials and methods for advanced water and wastewater treatment using her expertise in environmental-materials engineering to remove contaminants of emerging concern and other pollutants from drinking water and wastewater and to remediate contaminated groundwater. Her stated project is of great importance because it addresses significant health and environmental risks. In addition, her research got funding support from the U.S. Department of Energy. These funding grants contribute to American security and prosperity by addressing energy and environmental challenges.

To emphasize her striking qualification and professional expertise, we also noted her publications record i.e., 9 peer-reviewed journal articles (5 of them first-authored), published in some of the most authentic journals in the field, gathering the impressive 137 citations from other leading researchers from well-known institutions and organizations. At least 7 of her papers are among the most highly cited in the field of Environment/Ecology for their years of publication. Further, we recorded that she has already conducted 16 peer reviews for well-acknowledged journals. This is an unusually strong record of success for a researcher and demonstrates her position as an appreciated researcher in the field of environmental engineering.

The below-mentioned lines have been taken out from one of the four recommendation letters provided by our client. She acquired these letters from her peers in the field, who proved how our client’s continued presence in the U.S. serves the country’s environmental agenda, especially in the domain of preventing water contamination-related illnesses.

“[Client’s] research addresses a critical gap in the field by offering comprehensive literature on the roles of zero-valent iron, activated carbon, and biochar in water decontamination, which is beneficial to ensuring safer water consumption. In summation, she is a distinguished researcher working in the field of environmental engineering who has improved the current state-of-the-art for inexpensive and effective drinking water purification and wastewater treatment methods. These research accomplishments justify the extension of her studies in the United States.”

We are delighted that our client achieved her NIW petition approval. Since we are experts in advising the latest adjudicating trends of USCIS, accordingly our personalized petition packet impressed the USCIS and she got the case approval in 7 months. We thank her for choosing our law firm and trusting us with her NIW petition presentation.

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