Success Stories: In 3 Days, A Research Scientist from China Working in Planetary Sciences Obtains NIW Approval


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On October 5th, 2023, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Scientist in the Field of Planetary Sciences (Approval Notice).

General Field: Planetary Sciences

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Scientist

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New Mexico

Approval Notice Date: October 5th, 2023

Processing Time: 3 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

North America Immigration Law Group was retained by a planetary sciences research scientist, to assist him in submitting an I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition. The National Interest Waiver visa category is for those who can show that their work is of interest to the United States. Upon reviewing his credentials, we found that his research focuses on the microstructures and microchemistry of extraterrestrial materials using advanced electron microscopy techniques in order to unravel the formation and evolutionary history of the solar system. Thus, his research advancing his proposed endeavor is extremely important since it elucidates the formation mechanisms underpinning earth and solar system materials to foster a deeper scientific understanding and inform environmental approaches in the United States.

We also documented that throughout his time working in the field, he has built an exceptional record of success. He has published 6 peer-reviewed journal articles (all of them first-authored) in no fewer than 3 highly ranked peer-reviewed journals, which have been cited a total of 13 times according to Google Scholar. Consequently, he has provided independent researchers from around the world with useful approaches to the study of complex topics within the field of planetary science. He is in a good position to produce further beneficial discoveries in the field of planetary science because other researchers have continuously looked to his methods and conclusions to inform and guide their investigations.

Besides, his study has been supported by funding from NASA, the National Science Foundation, and the State of New Mexico. This funding supports projects that improve scientific understanding and advance natural resource management. Therefore, his research generates novel insights into the underlying mechanisms of rare materials.

Moreover, he has received numerous invitations to perform peer reviews for reputable journals in the field because of his knowledge and proficiency in transmission electron microscopy, extraterrestrial material analysis, and the mineralogy of early solar system materials. He has completed at least 3 reviews to date. He is evidently regarded as an authority in his profession.

Successfully, we were able to convince USCIS of the significance of our client’s study for space exploration, environmental management, and planetary knowledge. As a result, USCIS granted approval for his NIW petition, enabling him to carry out his studies in the United States without interference. His I-140 acceptance brought us great joy, and we express our gratitude to our client and our team for their diligent and methodical work together on this case. We hope he succeeds in all of his future undertakings.

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