Success Stories: Despite a Long Wait, A Research Assistant Professor from China Secured EB-2 NIW Petition Approval, Without an RFE


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On October 19th, 2020, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Assistant Professor in the Field of Cell Biology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Cell Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Assistant Professor

Country of Origin: China

Country of Residence at the Time of Filing: China

Approval Notice Date: October 19th, 2020

Processing Time: 14 months

Case Summary:

North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) was hired to catalog an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition for a research assistant professor from China. Before agreeing to take the case, we assessed her proposed research in the field of cell biology on gene regulation and cellular stress adaptation. Her research seemed of great importance because of its direct relevance to the treatment and prevention of metaphyseal chondrodysplasia, Schmid type (MCDS), which is a rare genetic disorder that is manifested through short-limbed dwarfism, bowed legs, and other physical characteristics. After a thorough review of her research and its importance, we were convinced of her area of expertise and how she would be a potential resource to the United States.

To prove our client’s significance to the USCIS, we commenced preparing a strong case, detailing her publication and citation record; the 8 peer-reviewed journal articles she published had accumulated 352 citations, at the time of filing. We also observed that our client reviewed 40 articles of her peers, corroborating the importance of her contributions, and her past record of success positions her well to continue her intended research.

We validated our client’s-built petition further by adding four recommendation letters that she obtained from other well-recognized scholars working in a similar field. According to one of her recommenders:

“Between the industry usage of her research and the contributions that she has made to her field’s literature, [client] has undoubtedly demonstrated her value as a researcher, and her continued work is vital for developing more robust treatments and investigative strategies and for disease research.”

The USCIS was finally persuaded by our client’s invaluable research, even though they took quite some time to adjudge her case, however, she was granted NIW petition approval without any further request of evidence (RFE). Thus, our team would like to congratulate her on this breakthrough. We also thank her for entrusting us throughout the process.

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