Success Stories: After a Long Wait, a Pathology Fellow from India Secured NIW Petition Approval

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“Services by Chen Immigration Associates on my NIW filing were excellent and their experiences in handling such cases were reflected in the way they handled my case. Though I would have wished that my case was processed/reviewed in a timely manner, I was happy overall with the entire service provided by the team…”

On April 22nd, 2017, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Pathology Fellow in the Field of Pathology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Pathology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Pathology Fellow

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Pennsylvania

Approval Notice Date: April 22nd, 2017

Processing Time: 14 months, 16 days

Case Summary:

North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) was approached by a Pennsylvania -based pathology fellow to help him file an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition. Upon initial assessment of his academic profile, we noted that he holds a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery and has thorough experience in the field. Furthermore, we established that his studies map the occurrence and behavior of cancers by addressing the relevance and role of genetics in the development of diseases. Our goal was to prove that our client is contributing to the United States’ leadership in medicine and to the strength of its healthcare system.

Our client’s 12 peer-reviewed journal articles (3 of them first-authored) had garnered of 72 citations at the time of filing the petition. His broad background in molecular biology, genomics, and pathology has drawn praise from several experts whose recommendation letters were incorporated into the NIW petition. One of them—an assistant professor of oncology—wrote: “This expertise makes him particularly well-suited [to] address the challenges associated with research in solid tumors and general cancer research. As cancer has long been among the most devastating diseases plaguing the country, this expertise is direly needed.” These recommendation letters lent a hand in convincing the USCIS that our client’s work is of national importance and that on balance, it would be beneficial to the United States to waive the requirements of a job offer and thus of a labor certification.

Although our client waited over a year for the USCIS to grant him the national interest waiver, he is finally one step closer to a green card. We congratulate him on this win and look forward to helping him file an I-485 application when his priority date becomes current.

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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