Success Stories: NIW Petition Approved for a Ph.D. Candidate from Iran in the Field of Chemical Engineering with Our Diligent Support, No RFE Issued


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“I would give five stars to Chen Immigration firm as they helped me in every step of preparing my I140-NIW case. They are very professional in writing up the required recommendations and the petition based on the scientific information I provided. Specifically, they provide the required information/documents on a timely basis according to the time frame they guarantee. They have kept their on-time attitude even during the pandemic. Therefore, I will be more than happy to recommend Chen Immigration firm to my friends.”

On May 21st, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Ph.D. Candidate in the Field of Chemical Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Chemical Engineering

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

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Oklahoma

Approval Notice Date: May 21st, 2021

Processing Time: 11 months, 25 days

Case Summary:

An M.Sc. degree holder in polymer engineering, a Ph.D. candidate from Iran contracted with our law firm to help him in yielding his I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition. North America Immigration Law Group’s experience in preparing the NIW case is unmatched and our client knew that we would walk miles to get him his NIW approval. He provided us with all the necessary paperwork to be sent to the USCIS. Thus, we countersigned the attorney-client relationship and began preparing a solid case on his behalf by citing the following:

  • Firstly, we established his research on preparing polymeric stimuli-responsive membranes with water-soluble polymerization initiators to improve industrial-scale water treatment by decreasing membrane fouling and increasing water flux recovery. We were certain that his research in this field seems to be of great importance because he has developed novel polymer synthesis methods and materials with manifold benefits.
  • Since his research is relevant to environmental protection, public health, and manufacturing, there is an urgent national need for his continuing contributions, which are vital to wastewater remediation. The United States’ water treatment plant infrastructure urgently requires new technological solutions to meet increasing demands.
  • At the time he was filing for his NIW, he already had established an extraordinary record of success, including the 216 citations. These citations indicate that our client’s research efforts are noteworthy. Moreover, his research has resulted in 20 peer-reviewed journal articles (4 of them first-authored), 2 books, and 1 patent. This noble work reflects his peers’ recognition of the value of this research. We also observed that due to his knowledge and expertise in the field, he has been regularly invited to conduct peer review for elite journals in the field, and he has completed at least 2 peer reviews to date, confirming that he is seen as knowledgeable and well-regarded in the field.
  • We highlighted his record of successful research in an area that significantly furthers U.S. interests, also, he offers contributions of such value that, on balance, they would benefit the United States even assuming other qualified U.S. workers are available. Further supported his case by adding four recommendation letters in his petition packet, and one of his recommenders contributed the following discernment:

“[Client’s] research on synthetic nanoparticles aligns especially with the United States’ efforts to remove heavy metals from wastewater produced by various industries, such as its textile industry. Textile wastewater includes many dangerous pollutants, including dyes and heavy metals, making the need for his novel synthetic nanoparticle coating readily apparent for this vital United States sector… His effective approach to adsorbing metal ions offers textile companies a cheaper and more effective wastewater treatment alternative and undeniably benefits the country’s economy.”

Therefore, USCIS spent 11 months adjudicating our client’s petition packet, however, without any further request of evidence (RFE), USCIS granted him the NIW case approval, and we sincerely thank him for choosing us and for letting us be a part of this incredible journey with him for his I-140 application.

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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