Success Stories: Our Distinctive Legal Strategy in This NIW Case Helped a Research Assistant Secure Petition Approval in the Field of Chemistry with Just 34 Citations


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On February 12th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Assistant in the Field of Chemistry (Approval Notice).

General Field: Chemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Assistant

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Ohio

Approval Notice Date: February 12th, 2021

Processing Time: 8 months, 23 days

Case Summary:

North America Immigration Law Group was approached by an Ohio-based research assistant to document an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on his behalf. He held an M.S. degree in inorganic chemistry with his elevated expertise and knowledge on the topics of organic and polymeric materials, and other areas related to his proposed research work. We intently evaluated his credentials before agreeing to take his case. We deduced that our client undoubtedly exhibited the ability to advance in the field of chemistry here in the U.S. Thus, we confirmed countersigning the retainer agreement.

Our client’s NIW petition packet consisted of:

1) Research Description– We detailed his research on developing organic and polymeric materials. Specifically, he will synthesize organic and polymeric materials for applications to affect the overall redox flow of batteries. His research in this area is of great importance because it benefits the global energy industry and the environment.

2) Publication & Citation Count– We also learned that our client’s 26 peer-reviewed journal articles (12 of them first-authored) and 1 book chapter had accumulated 34 citations. He has published papers in no fewer than 3 highly ranked peer-reviewed journals. This signifies that many peers have looked to his findings, which placed him well to make further beneficial discoveries in the field of chemistry. Moreover, we explored that one of the tools like google scholar rankings organizes an objective measure of the degree to which a journal has achieved a high level of influence in its field. Thus, our client’s research for publication in these journals affirms the brilliant quality of his research, which has set him apart from his peers.

3) Peer Review Experience– At the time of filing, we recorded that our client had also conducted 7 peer reviews for multiple journals, including international journals. Therefore, he satisfies the criteria of being invited to complete peer review for a journal which determines that a researcher is regarded as an expert in the field by other members of the research community.

4) Recommendation Letter– Before finalizing the petition, we remarked that there is an urgent national need for our client’s continuing contributions, which are vital to sustainable energy in the United States. As his research is necessary to move the nation toward sustainable energy sources while maintaining the same level of function. To corroborate, we added five recommendation letters obtained from other acknowledged experts in the field, and one of his recommenders stated:

“[Client’s] expertise in this area makes him a valuable contributor to the global energy industry. His improvements on the sustainability of batteries benefit people around the world.”

Thanks to our team’s efforts on this case, our client received his EB-2 NIW petition approved without an RFE (request for evidence). We thank him for trusting our law firm with his EB-2 NIW application and wish him well in his future endeavors.

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