Success Stories: Our Dedicated Expert Team Supported a Community Economic Development Coordinator from Sweden to Achieve an EB-2 NIW Petition Approval With 24 Citations


On March 15th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Community Economic Development Coordinator in the Field of Sustainable Development (Approval Notice).

General Field: Sustainable Development

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Community Economic Development Coordinator

Country of Origin: Sweden

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Hawaii

Approval Notice Date: March 15th, 2021

Processing Time: 8 months

Case Summary:

A community economic development coordinator, highly proficient in the field of sustainable development, contacted North America Immigration Law Group to help him by filing an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on his behalf. We appraised his academic background and intended research work. Holder of a Ph.D. in urban and regional planning and his profound experience in the field of sustainable development made him a suitable candidate for the national interest waiver. We commenced documenting his case, and we included the following relevant details in his petition packet:

1. We elaborated his proposed research on enhancing food security by developing solutions to labor shortages on small and medium scale farms and collecting data on policies that communities undertake to increase local food sales. His research is therefore of great importance because it prevents food shortages by enhancing community food security.

2. We observed that he has established an impressive record of publication, the 3 peer-reviewed journal articles and 2 book chapters which altogether garnered 24 citations, exerting a tangible influence on the rest of the field of sustainable development. His citation record indicates a demonstrated impact on the field that has well-positioned him to continue to advance the proposed endeavor.

3. Also, we stated that he is also active in the scientific community as a peer reviewer for highly acclaimed journals. He has already conducted reviews for the discerning journals. Only the foremost experts in their field are invited to perform this important review work, so this review activity further demonstrates his elevated standing in the field.

4. After a thorough go through his research, we added five recommendation letters acquired by our client from fellow experts in the field to fortify that his work offers a novel approach for simultaneously dealing with the issue of aging farmers while spurring the development of new, young ones. One of the recommenders described his work as:

“[Client’s] research, centered as it is on providing reconnaissance on different facets of agricultural operations, thusly makes him a researcher of salient importance to the United States retaining its leading role in this industry. His repeated successes in agricultural development during his career have made him an ideal researcher to keep pushing this field forward.”

The USCIS adjudicated his work for 8 months and was convinced that his research has been important to the United States, where much of his work has taken place, and that the country has a vested interest in reaping the benefits of his work. Having stated that, we would like to thank our client for choosing us and congratulate him on obtaining the EB2 approval and continuing with his proposed research project.

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