Success Stories: Our Expert Team Helped a Scientist I to Obtain NIW approval in the Field of Toxicology, Despite Long Wait


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On October 5th, 2020, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Scientist I in the Field of Toxicology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Toxicology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Scientist I

Country of Origin: India

Country of Residence at the Time of Filing: India

Approval Notice Date: October 5th, 2020

Processing Time: 16 months, 2 days

Case Summary:

North America Immigration Law Group was contacted by a scientist I with a Ph.D. in environmental toxicology from University of California, Riverside to support her in documenting an I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on her behalf. Based on her scholastic background, experience, record of publication and citation, and the history of her successful research in the field of toxicology made her a perfect candidate to secure NIW approval. Thus, we confirmed her testimonies and started constructing a strong case.

To assure that our client is an impeccable resource to continue her work in the United States, we explained her research on toxicity testing and assay development. Her work in this area is of great importance because tobacco use is responsible for 20% of all cancer deaths worldwide according to the National Environmental Health Association (NEHA).

We also noted the 608 citations accumulated from the 8 peer-reviewed journal articles (5 of them first-authored) and 1 commentary she published, indicating her work as a boon to her peers in the scientific community.

Moreover, we mentioned that she had already conducted 11 reviews, at the time of filing for the case. So, this frequent review activity further demonstrated her significant reputation in the field.

We attached four recommendation letters obtained from other renowned experts in the field, indicating her work’s substantial impact on the field and that these accomplishments have well-positioned her to continue advancing the proposed endeavor. One of her recommenders opinionated:

“[Our client] is conducting this much-needed research on the negative health effects of e-cigarettes and how these devices harm young people, children, and unborn fetuses… Her work raises awareness of the damage that nicotine and tobacco due to the human body, something that is greatly needed in the United States.”

The USCIS thoroughly adjudicated her case and was successfully persuaded to approve her petition without any further request for evidence (RFE). We congratulate her on achieving the NIW approval and continuing her substantial research here in the U.S.

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