Success Stories: Research Scientist from Colombia in the Field of Environmental Engineering Receives NIW Petition Approval 28 Days after Filing


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On September 12th, 2016, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Scientist in the Field of Environmental Engineering (Approval Notice).


General Field: Environmental Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Scientist

Country of Origin: Colombia

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: September 12th, 2016

Processing Time: 28 Days

Case Summary:

A recent client of ours was described as “… far more qualified than the majority of her peers in the environmental engineering field in the United States, and as such she is particularly valuable to the country’s scientific efforts.”

This statement was made by a prominent professor working in the field of environmental engineering. He, along with four of his peers, contributed recommendation letters that advocated for the approval of our client’s EB2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition. These letters played an important role in the approval of our client’s case as they highlighted the importance of allowing our client to continue her research unhindered in the United States.

Besides these recommendation letters, our client’s EB-2 NIW petition packet contained data on her Ph.D. in Environmental Engineering and the nearly 200 citations gathered from her findings. Moreover, it contained information pertaining to her publication record: 15 journal articles, 2 invited conference articles, 9 additional conference articles, 1 invited conference abstract and 8 additional conference abstracts. The 30 times she assessed the work of her peers was also noted in her NIW petition packet.

As part of our comprehensive services, our legal team and support staff carefully reviewed the research summary that our client sent to us so that we could better understand her work. We concluded that her efforts are focused on developing techniques to analyze and improve water and air quality. We proved to the USCIS that her research results have directly contributed to drinking water treatment plant procedures and air quality monitoring applications. Additionally, we pointed out that her findings are contributing to the United States’ environmental quality and public health.

Not long after our client’s NIW petition was approved, we filed I-485 applications on behalf of her and her spouse. We are pleased to announce that they recently received their green cards. We wish our client the best as she continues to conduct her important research in the United States.

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