Success Stories: An Inspiring Associate Professor from China Secured NIW Petition Approval in the field of Economics, Despite a Long Halt


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On April 8th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for an Associate Professor in the Field of Economics (Approval Notice).

General Field: Economics

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Associate Professor

Country of Origin: China

Country of Residence at the Time of Filing: China

Approval Notice Date: April 8th, 2021

Processing Time: 20 months

Case Summary:

An associate professor from China needed the help of our skilled services in constructing his EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition. With over 16,000 approved cases, North America Immigration Law Group is specialized in leading our clients to get closer to green card success.
When our client hired us, we carefully began to evaluate his documentary evidence and noted that he held a Ph.D. in economics with many years of substantial experience in the same field, intending to pursue his research on international and environmental economics by securing a position at an American institution which will further allow him to investigate how to improve governments’ environmental regulation policies to better facilitate pollution reduction.

After a thorough assessment, we were sure that he deserved the national interest waiver, and we aimed to persuade USCIS of his expertise in the Chinese economy and stated policy, which is critical to the United States as China is the United States’ direct competitor in the global economy, and a positive and acquainted trade relationship is integral to a prosperous global economic and administrative environment. Along with his research brief and its significance, we detailed all his achievements to the adjudicating authorities of USCIS.

His petition packet consisted of the following details:

  • We recorded the remarkable 15 peer-reviewed journal articles (8 of them first-authored) he published in some of the most prominent journals, which requires scrutiny from peers to be approved for publication. Therefore, his work altogether amassed 79 citations from his peers and colleagues, proving the caliber of his work in this area.
  • In addition, we detailed that our client has also been entrusted with peer review duties, and he has proved his elevated status in his field as a peer reviewer by conducting 9 peer reviews for highly acclaimed journals. This further confirms that his peers recognize his prowess in the field. Not only did he serve as an active peer reviewer in the field but his wisdom and experience have also been recognized through his appointment to several leadership positions, including as an editorial board member, director, and etc., evidently these roles reflect our client’s vital role in the field of economics.
  • To acknowledge the relevance and value of his work, he has also been granted funding from leading agencies, including an award from the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China and the National Natural Science Foundation of China under the Ministry of Science and Technology. These grants are reserved for research directly addressing critical predicaments in science and technology, and thus these funding grants signify the utmost importance of his research.

Moreover, we incorporated five recommendation letters in his presentation. As per our advice, he obtained these letters from fellow renowned experts in the field, supporting the importance of his research background.

Successfully, our client secured eligibility for a national interest waiver, and his petition got approved despite the long wait. We are genuinely happy that our client entrusted our law firm with his I-140 application, and we thank him for cooperating with us throughout the process.
We congratulate our client for advancing in his preferred field.

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