Success Stories: A Texas-based Teaching Assistant from South Korea Receives NIW Petition Approval in the Field of Materials Science, Despite Some Waiting


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“Everything was done in a fast and tidy manner! Thank you for the work regarding the I-140!”

On May 13th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Teaching Assistant in the Field of Materials Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Materials Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Teaching Assistant

Country of Origin: South Korea

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: May 13th, 2021

Processing Time: 11 months, 17 days

Case Summary:

When our client approached for his NIW case preparation, our associated team advised him to provide us with paperwork related to his qualification and professional successes to verify the veracity of his credentials before committing to take his case. Since we have unprecedented insights in devising the employment-based petitions according to the current USCIS adjudicating trend, we thoroughly evaluated his achievements and after being certain of his capability to apply for the I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition, we agreed to countersign the retainer agreement and added all the necessary information in his petition packet.

Firstly, we established his research on applying nanomanipulation techniques used to investigate nanomaterials to control the movement and trapping of individual nanoparticles and improve flexible substrates for sensing purposes. We deduced that his intended endeavor seems to be of great importance to enhance temperature sensors and improve electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding methods.

Our most leading objective was to prove to the USCIS of the all-inclusive implications of his investigations in the U.S. According to an annual Health and Healthcare survey, the U.S. maintains the second-largest wearable devices market in the world. Considering the applications of his research in this area, his nanomaterials work assists in managing and improving the health of Americans across the country. Moreover, his research also helps to boost the U.S. economy, which highlights that his research sustains significant economic implications for the United States.

Also, armed with an MEng in materials science and engineering, our client, a teaching assistant, contracted with North America Immigration Law Group as he was sure of how we will outline the required pointers in his petition and lead him to a sure cut NIW success. Therefore, along with his research brief, we added the noteworthy record of 134 citations gathered from his 13 peer-reviewed journal articles (2 of them first-authored). Moreover, these papers have been published in no fewer than 7 highly ranked peer-reviewed journals in the field of materials science, reflecting his peers’ recognition of the value of his work. In addition to another measure of his success in pursuing his intended research, his proposed project received funding grants from Korea Electric Power Corporation, which works to foster scientific innovation and technological advancement, and from the National Research Foundation of Korea. This national organization continues to promote global cooperation, address challenging research topics, and award talented researchers with financial support. Therefore, the commercialization and funding support his research has attained, it is clear that he has already made substantial progress toward his investigation of the fundamental properties of nanomaterials used to enhance sensing technologies.

Furthermore, we added 4 recommendation letters he obtained from other significant researchers in the field, determining how his nanomaterials-based sensors are cheaper to manufacture, which saves the United States money and with the many applications of nanomaterials to countless industries in the country and the need for temperature sensors, it is evident that his continued research is needed in the United States.

Providentially, USCIS took a good amount of time in adjudicating his case but granted him the NIW petition approval without any obstructions. We truly thank him for choosing the North America Immigration Law Group to handle his I-140 NIW petition, and we are happy that we could provide him with all the help he needed to move one step closer to obtaining his green card. Thus, we wish him the best in his future endeavors.

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