Success Stories: NAILG Helped an Iranian Ph.D. Student to Achieve His Dreams with NIW Approval in Less than 6 Months


Client’s Testimonial:

“I would like to thank my lawyer for her help with my I140 application.”

On January 17th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Ph.D. Student in the Field of Computer Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Computer Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Ph.D. Student

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Washington

Approval Notice Date: January 17th, 2020

Processing Time: 5 months, 26 days

Case Summary:

North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) has successfully attained over 16,000 I-140 approvals. Our sterling reputation as a 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 to get their green cards. In this case, a Ph.D. student from Iran hired us to help him overcome the first hurdle in the green card process: filing an I-140 petition under the EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) category.

As part of our legal strategy, we help him select a handful of recommenders who could support his I-140 case. Our client obtained 5 letters of recommendation, all from notable experts and influential researchers in the field. This is what one of them noted about our client and his work: “Through his work, [client] developed a system that utilizes commodity devices in the production of wireless data transmissions that do not propagate through the air and are restricted to the human body. As a result, his research is advantageous to the development of communication systems for uses such as secure pairing for wearable devices, electronic door authentication using smartphones, and synchronization methods for multiple on-body sensors.” We have no doubt that these letters of recommendation lent a hand in securing NIW petition approval.

Besides letters of support, our client’s personalized NIW petition dossier contained information related to his work on the development of low-power technologies for ubiquitous computing and connectivity. After going through his various achievements and accounting for his research projects, we established that his research in this area is of great importance because it addresses fundamental concerns in his field surrounding emerging communications technology. His research has also improved security through his development of battery-free video streaming technology that is able to be implemented in large-scale surveillance systems.

We also incorporated data such as our client’s citation count, publication record, and peer review experience. At the time of filing, these numbers stood at 7 publications, 115 citations, and 2 instances of peer review service.

We are pleased that our hard work paid off and that our client secured the national interest waiver. We thank him for choosing us to represent his NIW petition and his I-485 application.We wish him the best as he continues to perform impactful research in the field of computer science in the United States.

North America Immigration Law Group (Chen Immigration Law Associates) is a U.S. immigration law firm dedicated to representing corporations, research institutions, and individuals from all 50 U.S. states regarding I-140 immigration petitions. We specialize in employment-based immigration petition and have a proven record of high success rate for the categories of: EB2-NIW (National Interest Waiver), EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability), EB1-B (Outstanding Researcher/Professor) and O-1 (Alien of Extraordinary Ability).

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With more than 16,000 EB-1A, EB-1B, EB-2 NIW and O-1 cases approved, we have first hand information on the manner in which the USCIS adjudicate I-140 cases. As the USCIS has constantly changed its adjudication standards for the EB-1A, EB-1B and EB-2 NIW categories, our firm's huge database of successful cases gives you unprecedented insight to USCIS adjudication trends. We carefully analyze the data for all of our cases and apply the results of our analyses toward giving our clients up-to-date advice and adapting our strategies such that we remain on par with the ever-shifting landscape of immigration law in the U.S. With us, you will always have access to important updates, strategies, and information so that you can make the most informed decisions about your case.

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With our exceedingly large number of successful petitions, no matter what credentials you have, no matter your background and field of expertise, no matter your visa status or nationality, chances are we have helped hundreds or even thousands of clients just like you. Our clients are usually impressed with how well we understand their research and work. Our insight and understanding stems from the fact that we have handled many cases with elements similar to yours already, and this helps us devise the best strategies for each individual petition.

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For years, our firm has attracted new clients based solely on word of mouth, recommendations, and the positive collaboration experiences shared with them by their friends and family. We take pride in our reputation and work hard to ensure that we provide a green card application experience that our clients are happy to share with their friends and colleagues. That is how our approved cases grew from 600 in 2013 to over 3,500 in 2019.

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