Success Stories: A Research Associate IV in Environmental Chemistry Hailing from Nepal Gets NIW Approval with Our Help


Client’s Testimonial:

“Finally my I-140 gets approved. Thanks a lot.”

On August 23rd, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Associate IV in the Field of Environmental Chemistry (Approval Notice).

General Field: Environmental Chemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Associate IV

Country of Origin: Nepal

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Minnesota

Approval Notice Date: August 23rd, 2021

Processing Time: 11 months, 27 days

Case Summary:

In August of 2020, a research associate from Nepal working in the field of environmental chemistry, approached us asking help with his NIW petition. So to ensure the success of his case, we started by collecting details of his academic and professional records. The team of experts at NAILG selected data from our client’s CV, his transcripts, etc, which helped us personalize his application to the USCIS. In the petition packet, we included his publication count, and citation records, along with funding information and excerpts from recommendation letters. This information was divisive in the favorable decision that our client got.

As an expert in the field of environmental chemistry, his proposed endeavor is to use analytical and environmental chemistry methods to develop and validate accurate, sensitive, selective, and robust extraction and chromatographic methods to better understand the fate of emerging pollutants and to improve the detection of various banned substances in biological specimens. This research advancing his proposed endeavor is of great importance because it provides key new methods to understand the extent and nature of pollutants and drugs affecting our environment and the bodies of humans and animals. Increasing antibiotic resistance is a major threat to global health, food security, and development, making his efforts to develop new methods to extract, analyze, and identify emerging pollutants crucial to global public health.

We also found that he has built an impressive record of publication. As evidence of his contributions, his work has resulted in 3 peer-reviewed journal articles (1 of them first-authored). At the same time, these articles have been cited a total of 12 times according to Google Scholar. The client’s research in this project also received funding from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences. This organization is dedicated to expanding and accelerating knowledge of human health and the environment. Thus, all of this together stands as evidence in favor of his claim to the NIW category.

Some of the excerpts from his recommendations are also used below to illustrate the value of his work for his peers and experts in his field.

“The specific details of [client’s] research and its applications to global public health concerns underline the fact that he is producing research and knowledge critical to the scientific community. Innovations such as this method presented by [client] present more accurate descriptions of the contents of particulate matter without contamination. His coupling of these novel methods with extant analytical and evaluative devices is further key to providing holistic pictures of pollution in a given environment.”

“In addition to offering exceptional benefits to the field, [client’s] research has important implications for the United States and its environmental policy. Given the widespread impact of these sites on Americans and their communities, [client’s] research on the chemistry, physics, spread, and health impacts of these pollutants is critical to ensuring U.S. public health and mitigating the impact of emerging pollutants and contaminants.”

We wish him the very best in life and we are certain of his success.

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.

Vast Majority of Clients Came to Us Because of Referrals

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.

If you are interested in filing the green card, please send your CV to for our free evaluation. Our attorneys will email you back with the evaluation result within 24 hours.

Approval Notices:

Success Stories:


Free evaluation email:

Tel: 888.666.0969 (Toll Free)

To see more clients’ testimonials and approvals, please refer to:

Client's Testimonials

Approval Notices

To Learn More About Your Options CLICK HERE

Copyright © North America Immigration Law, All Rights Reserved.