Success Stories: NAmILG Got NIW Petition Approved for a Ph.D. Student from India, No RFE Raised


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On May 6th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Ph.D. Student in the Field of Public Health (Approval Notice).

General Field: Public Health

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

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New Jersey

Approval Notice Date: May 6th, 2021

Processing Time: 8 months, 4 days

Case Summary:

A Ph.D. student, holding a master of public health and a master of science in health sciences, exhibiting the required expertise to secure the national interest waiver. She hired North America Immigration Law Group to file an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on her behalf to persuade USCIS of her cutting-edge research on the quality of healthcare services, health outcomes based on oral health, and health disparities among head and neck cancer patients, addressing our nation’s and the world’s most pressing issues, including important public health concerns. After evaluating her credentials, we deduced that her strong background in dental-medical care integration and quality measurement in healthcare must allow her research to be continued in the United States to improve the quality of healthcare services and health outcomes based on oral health, and revealing health disparities among head and neck cancer patients. We agreed to take her case and started gathering an array of important details to incorporate them in her petition package:

  • We noted that our client is a uniquely valuable researcher whose work has high translational value for studies in the public health field. In order for progress in the field to continue at its present pace, her studies must continue unabated. Therefore, experts in the field who are familiar with her superior level of achievement elaborate on her substantial role in advancing public health. Four of them were obliged to sign her recommendation letters, and one of them stated the following:

“[Client] is conducting research with national implications for decreasing the morbidity, mortality, and societal and economic impact of head and neck cancer, which is one of the few cancers in the United States that has continued to increase in incidence. I have no doubt she will continue to contribute meaningfully to science in a matter that favorably impacts the national interests of the United States.”

  • In addition, we specified our client’s publications, the 23 peer-reviewed scientific articles, which have been cited 183 times. Unsurprisingly, her research in this field has attracted considerable attention from the scientific community, including her work on uncovering inequalities in access to adequate oral healthcare. Also, she has spent years investigating issues related to the quality of healthcare services, oral health-associated health outcomes, and health disparities among head and neck cancer patients and is regarded as an authority in the field. The field has recognized her authority by inviting her to review and evaluate the work of her peers no fewer than 23 times. Thus, her consistent peer review experience thus serves as further evidence of her prestige in the field.
  • Besides, in the recognition of her work, we observed that she has essentially contributed to projects that have interested funding from national-level organizations, including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Also, she received funding grants from the PCORI, an independent nonprofit, nongovernmental organization that was authorized by Congress in 2010 to fund research that is focused on outcomes important for patients, given their circumstances and preferences. Hence, this support from these three prestigious institutions confirms the importance of her investigation into improving the quality of healthcare services.

We are delighted that we were able to prove to USCIS that her research directly addresses the key challenges faced by the American healthcare system, including health disparities and sub-optimal quality of care, that contribute to overall poorer health outcomes. By identifying and characterizing these factors affecting health outcomes, she is increasing the equity, efficacy, and cost-efficiency of the American healthcare system to support the health and economic wellbeing of the nation. Therefore, she was granted her NIW approval successfully, and we sincerely thank her for choosing us for her I-140 case preparation. We wish her well in her future endeavors.

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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