Success Stories: Premium Processing Upgrade and Our Teamwork Helps a Postdoctoral Scholar in Plant Pathology from Taiwan Obtain NIW Approval Quickly


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On March 16th, 2023, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Field of Plant Pathology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Plant Pathology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Scholar

Country of Origin: Taiwan

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: March 16th, 2023

Processing Time: 1 month, 4 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

The victory of a Taiwanese postdoctoral fellow in plant pathology’s National Interest Waiver case rested on the following information:

  • Armed with a Ph.D. in plant science, he was employed as a postdoctoral fellow at the time of application.
  • As an expert in the field, his proposed endeavor is to continue his research on identifying the function of the basal immune system in wheat and applying genetic biology techniques to modify it for survival against a wide spectrum of diseases.
  • His research endeavor is of great importance because it addresses critical threats to wheat, one of the world’s most important staple crops. Wheat is the second most commonly grown cereal grain and has the highest global trade of all other crops, with more than 760 million tons of wheat produced in 2020 alone. His research protects this economically valuable and nutritionally essential crop by investigating some of the most prominent fungal pathogens responsible for killing plants.
  • This proposed endeavor also has broad implications for the United States where too the agricultural industry is one of the most important contributors to the economy, as it solely provides at least 30% of all jobs.
  • Due to its clear national importance, his research has in fact been supported with funding from the United States Department of Agriculture, the National Science Foundation, the National Science and Technology Council of Taiwan, and the Australian Research Council.
  • Additionally, his research has resulted in 7 peer-reviewed journal articles (3 of them first-authored) and 1 co-first-authored book chapter.
  • These publications have also been cited a total of 106 times according to Google Scholar, thereby demonstrating that these publications are widely recognized and relied upon in the field of plant pathology.
  • He has also pursued research directly related to his proposed endeavor of identifying the function of the basal immune system in wheat and applying genetic biology techniques to modify it for survival against diseases for 9 years.
  • He also obtained 2 letters of recommendation from experts who understood the value of his work and supported it with testimonials of their own.

So, when these factors were put together in the form of his petition, we knew that his case was a strong one. Thus, we were not surprised to hear of its approval in just 1 month and 4 days. Thanks also to the premium processing upgrade for the quick approval of this case.

We wish our client a bright future ahead and thank him for choosing our firm to represent him in the process.

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