Success Stories: NIW Petition Approved Without RFE for an Iranian Senior Data Scientist holding a master’s degree and working in the Field of Data Science


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you very much for your help with this!”

On January 23rd, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Senior Data Scientist in the Field of Data Science (Approval Notice).

General Field: Data Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Senior Data Scientist

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: January 23rd, 2020

Processing Time: 6 months, 2 days

Case Summary:

Exactly 6 months and 2 days after we filed an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on behalf of a senior data scientist from Iran, the USCIS approved his case. At first glance, our client was suitably qualified for the national interest waiver as amongst other things, he possessed an M.S. in management science and engineering as well as many years of experience researching the field of data science.

Assembling a Strong NIW Petition:

Part of the process in getting our client closer to his green card involved presenting his various achievements to the USCIS. These were several of the points we focused on:

  • We noted our client’s significant citation record: at the time of filing, he already had 98 citations to his published research. Moreover, he had 5 peer-reviewed journal articles (four of them first-authored, one of them co-first-authored) , which we highlighted in the petition.
  • Our client’s work is concentrated specifically on using mathematical and statistical analysis in healthcare and energy systems. His work in this area is of great importance because it utilizes data science to solve pressing issues in healthcare applications and energy use. In a nutshell, we clearly demonstrated to the USCIS that our client’s findings have a profound impact in the field of data science.
  • Of additional significance were the 5 recommendation letters that were signed by our client’s peers, all of which were included in our client’s well planned NIW dossier. One of these letters stated: “Medical patients, doctors, healthcare companies, and energy consumers profit in different ways from data science, and specifically from [client’s] efforts. As a result, this field of study holds inherent value. Additionally, as a pioneer in the study of data science, [client’s] work repeatedly demonstrates its value in promoting original conclusionary results that are ultimately of great use for professionals studying a diverse range of subjects.”

We are pleased to take this opportunity to congratulate our client and wish him the best as he takes the final step towards his green card. We thank him for trusting us and retaining our services to help him adjust his status for permanent residence by filing an I-485 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).

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.