Success Stories: Despite a Long Wait, A Research Assistant Achieved NIW Approval With 40 Citations in the Field of Behavioral Science


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“I truly appreciate the effort of Chen. Though it took a long time to prepare I-140, I really enjoyed working with the team, the process is educative and interactive.”

On April 9th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Graduate Research Assistant in the Field of Behavioral Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Behavioral Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Graduate Research Assistant

Country of Origin: Bangladesh

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Alabama

Approval Notice Date: April 9th, 2021

Processing Time: 10 months, 21 days

Case Summary:

North America Immigration Law Group approached to file an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition for a graduate research assistant holding an M.S. in consumer & design sciences and researching the field of behavioral science. As a part of our services, we assessed his academic achievements and verified the veracity of his credentials. We were sure that the provided testimonies can be presented to the USCIS and this would lead him to the national interest waiver. Thus, we commenced building the petition packet for our client as our clear objective was to prove how his research is specifically valuable for the interests of the United States, particularly in terms of understanding consumer behaviors and decision-making processes regarding healthcare. We added the following information:

  • We reviewed his research of at least 5 years focusing on the use of cognitive computing and analytics to study consumer behavior in retail, healthcare, and other aspects of decision-making strategies. We concluded that his research is of great importance because it contributes to the development and enhancement of novel tools for understanding consumer behaviors and decision-making processes in various fields and to increased healthcare availability and success throughout the country.
  • In addition, we noted the 40 citations accumulated from the 4 peer-reviewed journal articles and 5 peer-reviewed conference papers he published in the top journals and conferences in the field of behavioral science. His papers have in fact been among the most highly cited in the field, indicating both the originality and importance of his methods and conclusions. Also, our client is an active member of the scientific community and completed at least 1 peer review, exemplifying his great expertise in this area by his peer review service.
  • We also specified that his research team has been granted prestigious funding by the American Pharmacists Association, which advances patient healthcare outcomes, particularly through the development of novel tools for increasing awareness and decision-making tools, and funding is incredibly competitive. The reception of this grant means the superior quality and relevance of his work, given the competitiveness of such grants and the overall need for advanced healthcare and behavior analysis tools in medical research, therefore, this demonstrates the significance and national importance of our client’s research in the field.
  • To support his case further, we added five recommendation letters that he gathered from other leading experts in the field, affirming that our client has positioned himself as a vital contributor to the field of behavioral sciences. One of his recommenders stated:

“While he has made several invaluable contributions to the field of behavioral science, I will focus on his recent work on expanding the understanding of the global sourcing of apparel & consumer decision making since I am most familiar with these topics…Given the similarities that exist across different sourcing countries, [Client’s] work certainly holds massive international value. His history in the field has situated him to continue providing valuable studies for the benefit of the United States.”

Successfully, our client achieved his EB-2 NIW approval, despite a long wait. However, our team’s consistency in the case preparation and follow-ups have surely contributed to securing his NIW approval. We are glad to be able to help him. We truly thank him for cooperating with us throughout the process and allowing us to be a part of this victory.

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