Success Stories: Our Skilled Team Helped A Ph.D. Student to Obtain the EB-2 NIW Petition Approval Despite RFE


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On December 16th, 2020, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Ph.D. Student in the Field of Microbiology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Microbiology

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

Country of Origin: Sudan

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Montana

Approval Notice Date: December 16th, 2020

Processing Time: 11 months

Case Summary:

With an M.Sc. degree in biotechnology, a Ph.D. student based in Montana hired North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to help her document an I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on her account. We ensured her bonafide candidature before progressing with filing the petition. We assessed her research work which focuses on honey bee virology to reduce virus-associated honey bee deaths in the United States, thereby proving its great importance because it improves the conditions for honey bee survival which is critical for maintaining and increasing horticultural yields and, accordingly, to economic security and human health.

Our client’s petition packet also underlined her publications and citation record. Our client’s publications included 6 peer-reviewed journal articles that had acquired 69 citations, signifying that her publications are well-recognized in the field of microbiology. Also, these papers have been published in the top journals reflecting her peers’ acknowledgment of the value of her findings.

Moreover, in further evidence of her acknowledged expertise in the field, our client is also active in the scientific community as a peer reviewer for highly acclaimed journals and has already reviewed for a highly acclaimed journal.

Our priority was to present her case strongly to the USCIS by stating the correct facts and testimonials incorporating her education and training, her documented record of scholarly publication, and the recognized influence of her research in the field. All the listed details demonstrate that she is well-positioned to advance her research work in the proposed endeavor.

It was inevitable for us to add the five recommendation letters obtained by our client from the other notable experts in the field. One of her recommenders has highlighted her use of innovative methodologies, the nature of her breakthroughs, and the ways that her unique findings have been applied throughout the field:

“Continued investment in and support of her research endeavors is necessary to shore up bee pollination in both agricultural and natural environments, as the global decline of bee pollinators is an important environmental issue throughout the world.”

We finally demonstrated to the USCIS that our client had satisfied all the EB-2 requirements and she is indeed a valuable possession to the United States. The entire team at NAILG congratulates her for securing the EB-2 NIW petition approval and we also thank her for her constant support throughout this long journey.

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.

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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.

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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.

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