Success Stories: An Iowa-based Lead Instructional Designer from Vietnam Receives NIW Petition Approval in the Field of Education With 35 Citations and Striking Achievements


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On May 19th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Lead Instructional Designer in the Field of Education (Approval Notice).

General Field: Education

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Lead Instructional Designer

Country of Origin: Vietnam

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Iowa

Approval Notice Date: May 19th, 2021

Processing Time: 7 months, 17 days

Case Summary:

Armed with a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction, a lead instructional designer from Vietnam contracted with North America Immigration Law Group to represent his I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition. Our client exhibited cumulative research work that persuaded many of his fellows in the field. He has a noteworthy record of 35 citations from his 5 peer-reviewed journal articles (4 of them first-authored), 2 conference papers (1 of them first-authored), and 4 first-authored working papers. Moreover, he is an active member in the scientific community judged the work of others 2 times as a peer-reviewer, indicating the exceptional caliber of his knowledge and established expertise in curriculum and instruction. Thus, his extensive background has enabled him to conduct some of the most high-quality recent research in the field of education, particularly in regard to educational technology.

When our client approached for his NIW case preparation, we advised him to provide us with the required documents. Since we have unprecedented knowledge in devising the employment-based petitions according to the current USCIS adjudicating procedure, we put all of his achievements in his petition packet in the best possible manner. We established his research on the best approaches for online learning in order to aid instructors in online course development and thereby improve online education. We deduced that his intended endeavor seems to be of great importance because it investigates the differences between male and female learning styles.

Our foremost objective was to prove to the USCIS of the broad utility of the results of his investigations, which have been demonstrated in the ample number of publications his research has produced. His work has thus far been published over a dozen times which corroborates the wide-ranging usefulness and impressive nature of his research findings is widely recognized by his peers in the field of education. We specified that this research is not only valuable to the United States, but it has a significant influence on other research conducted in the field of education. Also, his body of research has been cited so widely, it attests to the tremendous importance of his findings.

Furthermore, we added 5 recommendation letters he obtained from other significant researchers in the field, determining how our client’s research is of critical importance to the United States. Given his research emphasis on educational instructional technology and online course design, his impactful work is immensely beneficial to the United States. According to one of his recommenders:

“Finally, the relevance of [client’s] research to achieving gender parity, education cannot be overstated. In seeking to address harmful and discriminatory gender stereotypes, the United Nations has actively sought to identify and revise those formal school curricula and policies that hinder women’s education. The organization has specifically highlighted gender gaps in access, learning achievements, and education continuation. As research such as his has increasingly made clear, even the presentation mode of academic content is able to have an impact on a student’s learning outcomes, depending on their gender. This research is therefore necessary for ensuring that online course materials and course structures are designed to meet the needs of all learners regardless of gender.”

Fortunately, USCIS was impressed with our presentation of our client’s NIW case, presenting all the evidence of his research holding a significant value in addressing differences in learning styles between genders and the need for a more streamlined online learning environment, urging every reasonable effort to be undertaken to ensure his continued research presence here in the United States. Therefore, he was granted the petition approval without any obstacles. We truly thank him for choosing our law firm, and we wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors.

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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