Success Stories: Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Agronomy Obtained NIW Approval Thanks to Customized Petition


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you so much. I will definitely refer to my friends…”

On June 7th, 2018, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Agronomy (Approval Notice).

General Field: Agronomy

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Country of Origin: Nepal

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Nebraska

Approval Notice Date: June 7th, 2018

Processing Time: 6 months, 18 days

Case Summary:

North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) has successfully attained over 10,000 I-140 approvals. Our sterling reputation as a law firm that offers customized I-140 petitions and unprecedented insight into how the USCIS adjudicates cases are reasons why clients from all over the world seek our help to get their green cards. In this case, a postdoctoral research associate from Nepal hired us to help him overcome the first hurdle in the green card process: filing an I-140 petition under the EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) category.

As part of our legal strategy, we helped him select a handful of recommenders who could support his I-140 case. These recommenders were made up of other well-known agronomists, one of whom had this to say about our client’s work: “[Client’s] research on carbon storage levels in temperate grasslands is crucial to decreasing the amount of carbon in the atmosphere. […] Given the climate change concerns caused by excess CO2 in the [Client’s] career as a highly influential researcher in agronomy and horticulture.” We have no doubt that these letters of recommendation lent a hand in securing NIW petition approval.

Besides letters of support, our client’s personalized NIW petition dossier contained information related to his work on interactions between soil, plants, and water. After going through his various achievements and accounting for his research projects, we established that his findings improve the health of the American agricultural sector. We also incorporated data such as our client’s citation count, publication record, and peer review experience. At the time of filing, these numbers stood at 65 citations, 8 publications, and 9 instances of peer review service.

We are pleased that our hard work paid off and that our client secured the national interest waiver. We thank him for choosing us to represent his NIW petition and we wish him the best as he adjusts his status for permanent residence.

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