Success Stories: NIW Approval Won in Less Than 4 Months’ Time for a Graduate Research Assistant in Construction Management from Iran, Thanks to Our Team at NAILG


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you! I received the approval letter. I’d like to thank my attorney for his excellent work on my case.”

On April 2nd, 2022, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Graduate Research Assistant in the Field of Construction Management (Approval Notice).

General Field: Construction Management

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Graduate Research Assistant

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Pennsylvania

Approval Notice Date: April 2nd, 2022

Processing Time: 3 months, 19 days

Case Summary:

An expert in the field of construction management from Iran came to North America Immigration Law Group seeking help with her NIW petition. Since the NIW or National Interest Waiver category has very clear-cut criteria for selection, our petitions have certain general arguments which are personalized with the information provided by the client regarding their academic and professional achievements. This is what we were able to do for our client from Iran. We selected the following data from her documents:

  • Her proposed endeavor is to continue her research on the automation of construction and facilities management processes in order to increase efficiency, save on costs, and reduce environmental damage.
  • Her research advancing her proposed endeavor is of great importance because it promotes better efficiency and safety within the construction industry. This industry currently experiences injuries, death, and disease responsible for a 4% loss of the world’s GDP, with 270 million occupational accidents every year leading to 3 or more days of missed work and 160 million incidents of work-related disease.
  • Her research into occupational safety addresses the relationship of factors such as age, experience, and fatigue level to hazard recognition and risk perception.
  • Due to its clear national importance, her research has in fact been supported with funding from the Safety & Health Investment Projects (SHIP) Grant Program.
  • She has also been invited to conduct reviews for her peers by scientific journals and magazines and has completed at least 4 reviews to date.
  • Her research has resulted in 2 peer-reviewed journal articles (1 of them first-authored) and 3 peer-reviewed conference papers (2 of them first-authored).
  • These publications have also been cited a total of 14 times according to Google Scholar, thereby demonstrating that these publications are widely recognized and relied upon in the field of construction management.
  • She has pursued research directly related to her proposed endeavor for approximately 4 years now.
  • She also had letters from other experts supporting her claim to the category. Two of these 4 recommendations said:

“[The client’s] research on improving safety practices in the construction industry is of the utmost importance to safeguarding the physical and mental health of the tens of millions of workers in that sector, which accounts for roughly eight percent of all global employment. [Her] research is addressing these pressing and urgent issues by collecting data on mediating factors in the relationship between age and safety performance. This data is being analyzed and utilized to enhance best practices in the construction industry, leading to better safety outcomes for construction workers around the world. [Client’s] research thus has clear and substantial real-world applications that benefit both workplace safety and public health on a global scale.”

“[The client’s] research is contributing to productivity increases in the American construction sector, which is key to the growth and progress of the nation’s economy. [The client’s] research boosts this vital sector of American industry, raising productivity and enhancing construction performance through increased efficiency deriving from the use of immersive technologies. Her work is therefore directly beneficial to the national welfare and public interest of the United States.”

So, when the approval came along without a Request for Evidence (RFE), we were very happy. We were certain that our case preparation will win the case as it has done for more than 25,000 satisfied clients. We thank our client for her trust and we wish her the best of luck.

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