Success Stories: Comprehensive Petition Led to NIW Approval for Senior Clinical Research Associate with 19 Citations in the Field of Biomedical Science, Despite RFE


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“My experience with the Chen Immigration Law group has been unbeatable. They are extremely professional, thorough, helpful and patient. My I-140 was approved in less than 9 months, including a RFE defense. I have recommended the firm to several friends who want to start the Green Card process.”

On January 27th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Senior Clinical Research Associate in the Field of Biomedical Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Biomedical Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Senior Clinical Research Associate

Country of Origin: Spain

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: January 27th, 2020

Processing Time: 9 months, 17 days

Case Summary:

Not long ago, a senior clinical research associate from Spain received the good news that the USCIS had approved her EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition. With extensive experience working in the field of biomedical science, our client also holds a M.S. in biomedical science. Amongst other things, these qualifications ensured her eligibility for the national interest waiver.

In order to prove to the USCIS that our client deserved to get one step closer to her green card, we gathered a wealth of information on her diverse achievements in the field. From her citation count to publication record (19 and 2 respectively at the time of filing), we listed it all. To strengthen her case, we incorporated 6 recommendation letters signed by other influential members of the research community. These experts strongly advocated for the approval of our client’s EB-2 NIW petition by signing off statements such as these:

  • “[Client’s] work has immense benefits for the lives of millions of patients suffering from diabetes and at risk for heart attacks and strokes. Her research has also had a concrete impact by aiding in the approval of a new drug. In short, [client] is a forward-thinking researcher who is developing new therapies, and her findings have indisputable value for further biomedical research and pharmaceutical development.”
  • “Due to her innovative discoveries, her research is highly advantageous not only to her field but also to the pharmaceutical industry. With cancer so profoundly affecting the social and economic welfare of the United States, it is absolutely crucial to support [client’s] work.”

We took a step further and proved to the USCIS that our client’s findings on the development of effective treatments for serious diseases is of great importance because it provides an improved understanding of non-Hodgkin lymphoma and cardiovascular disease and offers new treatment methodologies for these diseases.

Despite waiting for 9 months and 17 days, our client finally secured NIW petition approval. The reason why it took a little longer than the expected 4-9 months is because the petition was issued a Request for Evidence (RFE). As part of our comprehensive services, we efficiently responded to the RFE and cleared all the doubts regarding our client’s credentials. The approval of this petition is yet another example of our firm’s excellent record of helping our clients secure I-140 approval. We thank our client for selecting us to represent her NIW case and also retaining us for her I-485 application.

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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