Success Stories: Iranian Internal Medicine Resident in the Field of Clinical Medicine Received NIW Petition Approval, Despite RFE


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On February 21st, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for an Internal Medicine Resident in the Field of Clinical Medicine (Approval Notice).

General Field: Clinical Medicine

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Internal Medicine Resident

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Philadelphia

Approval Notice Date: February 21st, 2020

Processing Time: 20 months

Case Summary:

North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) has successfully attained over 16,000 I-140 immigration petitions. Our sterling reputation as a law firm that offers customized I-140 petitions and unprecedented insight into how the USCIS adjudicates cases are reasons why clients from all over the world seek our help for their green cards. In this case, an internal medicine resident from Iran hired us to help him with the first step in the green card process: filing an I-140 petition under the EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) category.

Based on his research background and professional achievements, we determined that we would focus on his publication record, citation count, and peer review experience. At the time of filing, these numbers stood at 17 peer-reviewed journal articles (2 of them first-authored), 95 citations and 6 instances of peer review experience. His specialized research focuses on novel diagnostics and treatments for diseases via laboratory and clinical studies. We emphasized that his research in this field is of great importance because of its relevance to treating patients with various types of cancers, particularly breast and blood cancers.

Experts in the field have provided letters of support, which we included in the petition packet, confirming our client’s history of successful research, as evidenced by his publication and citation record that indicates a demonstrated impact on the field and that these accomplishments have well positioned him to continue advancing the field. One of the recommenders stated: “In either case, management of the disease is a weighty task that often has very few clear answers. [Client] has presented several dietary interventions to ease the painful side effects of chemotherapy and other diseases like Thalassemia. His important research contributes to the enhanced quality of life of millions of Americans living with blood diseases or cancers while they await a cure.”

Despite waiting for 20 months, our client finally secured NIW petition approval. The reason why it took a little longer than expected 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. We congratulate our client on overcoming this great hurdle, and we wish him the best as he continues to carry out impactful research in the United States. Satisfied with our meticulous service, our client opted to continue working with us on their I-485 applications. We thank him again for trusting our services and giving us an opportunity to be part of his success story.

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