Success Stories: In Less Than 4 Months, NIW Approval Made Possible Without RFE for a Graduate Research Assistant in Advanced Manufacturing from Ghana by NAILG’S Team


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“Thanks so much for helping with my case!”

On March 16th, 2023, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Graduate Research Assistant in the Field of Advanced Manufacturing (Approval Notice).

General Field: Advanced Manufacturing

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Graduate Research Assistant

Country of Origin: Ghana

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: North Carolina

Approval Notice Date: March 16th, 2023

Processing Time: 3 months, 12 days

Case Summary:

“Many developing nations lack consistent access to safe and nutritious food supplies. This crisis has grown more severe due to the impact of climate change and natural phenomena on agricultural productivity. [The client], however, has developed a process that addresses all three of these issues simultaneously and in a way that is conducive to the existing eating habits and food preparation methods of many cultures. Due to their antioxidant properties, the edible coatings devised by [the client] prevent food spoilage, making it easier to transport and thus improving supply. Being derived from chicken waste, [the client’s] original coatings are also sustainably sourced, making them an environmentally sound choice for improving food quality worldwide.”

Written for a National Interest Waiver client of ours, this testimonial stands the rigors of EB2-NIW’s strict criterion. It helps prove that the client in question is indeed a valued member of the American scientific community and thus his work should continue here in the U.S. Our team thus made use of statements such as these to make his case stronger while writing his petition. Some of the other factors we utilized for his victory were:

  • As an expert in the field of advanced manufacturing his proposed endeavor is to continue his research centered on developing novel materials for use as adsorption technologies for water treatment, water remediation, and critical mineral recovery, with a specific focus on developing sustainable and environmentally friendly materials and products.
  • His research advancing his proposed endeavor is of great importance because it provides important breakthroughs for improving the quality of water available to people around the globe.
  • This proposed endeavor also has broad implications for the United States as a recent report found that, despite the implementation of the Clean Water Act in the US, 51% of tested rivers and streams and 55% of tested lakes were too polluted for swimming, fishing, or drinking.
  • Due to its clear national importance, his research has in fact been supported with funding from the US Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF).
  • Moreover, his research has resulted in 7 peer-reviewed journal articles (4 of them first-authored) and 3 book chapters, and these publications have been cited a total of 21 times according to Google Scholar.
  • Furthermore, his study has received funding from the USDA NIFA and NSF.

And finally, to tie it all together we showed that he has pursued research directly related to his proposed endeavor for 3 years. This data went a long way in proving his worth for the U.S. winning him the approval without an RFE and that too in less than 4 months’ time. We are proud of having helped him and we wish him all the best in his future endeavors.

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