Success Stories: NAILG Team Supported a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from the Philippines to Attain I-140 (NIW) Petition Approval in the Field of Chemical Biology


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you so much!”

On February 11th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Field of Chemical Biology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Chemical Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Country of Origin: Philippines

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Massachusetts

Approval Notice Date: February 11th, 2021

Processing Time: 12 months

Case Summary:

A postdoctoral research fellow in the field of chemical biology contacted North America Immigration Law Group to support him in filing an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on his behalf. Before taking up his case, we assessed his professional and academic credits and decided to persuade the USCIS of our client’s excellent standing in the field.

We were certain of his proposed research which is on advancing drug discovery by investigating the mechanism of action of cell surface receptors and the dysregulation of this process, and it seemed to be of great importance because it contributes to drug discovery and the increased effectiveness of drug candidates, thereby confirming that his research continuation has substantial merit. To validate his testimonies further, we incorporated an array of required details in his petition packet:

  • We noted the 9 peer-reviewed journal articles he published, which altogether accumulated 486 citations. Besides being extensively cited in general, many of his papers have in fact been among the most cited in the field of chemical biology, intimating both the originality and significance of his methods and results. In addition, our client also conducted 9 reviews, signifying his additional accomplishments as a peer reviewer.
  • We highlighted that his experience and expertise in the field are well-acknowledged by his peers and government interest in his research as it has been supported by funding from leading agencies, demonstrating the recognized value and national importance of his work. This funding is therefore evident that our client’s project is at the forefront of scientific research.
  • To support our client’s work, four of his fellow experts were obliged to sign recommendation letters. Two of the below-mentioned excerpts are from the provided letters:

“[Client] increases our knowledge of how the body works and responds to drugs. Thanks to his deeply effective knowledge and insight, we are in a better position to treat these conditions with more positive results. He brings a high level of proficiency to the field and specific health issues.”

“[Client’s] research not only benefits other experts in the field of chemical biology but also has important implications for public health. His work helps promote further progress in treating diabetes, the seventh leading cause of death in the United States… Moreover, he has the education and the experience to continue his high-level work. The United States will continue to gain from his research for years to come.”

Given that, we successfully convinced the USCIS that our client’s work is relevant to effectively treat chronic and life-threatening medical conditions, such as diabetes, obesity, cancer, and HIV in the United States, and therefore our client received his NIW approval. We sincerely thank him for trusting and working with us and wish him well as he continues to pursue his initiated field.

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).

Our Ten Thousand I-140 Approvals Provide Unprecedented Insight into the USCIS Adjudication Trend

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.

We Have Helped Hundreds and Thousands of Clients with Credentials and Backgrounds Similar to Yours

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.

Vast Majority of Clients Came to Us Because of Referrals

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.

If you are interested in filing the green card, please send your CV to for our free evaluation. Our attorneys will email you back with the evaluation result within 24 hours.

Approval Notices:

Success Stories:


Free evaluation email:

Tel: 888.666.0969 (Toll Free)

To see more clients’ testimonials and approvals, please refer to:

Client's Testimonials

Approval Notices

To Learn More About Your Options CLICK HERE

Copyright © North America Immigration Law, All Rights Reserved.