Success Stories: We Assisted an Associate Professor from China to Secure EB-2 NIW Petition Approval in the Field of Structural Optimization


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“I am more than happy to receive this approval msg. Thank you for your wonderful works.”

On May 11th, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for an Associate Professor in the Field of Structural Optimization (Approval Notice).

General Field: Structural Optimization

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Associate Professor

Country of Origin: China

Country of Residence at the Time of Filing: China

Approval Notice Date: May 11th, 2021

Processing Time: 14 months, 19 days

Case Summary:

An EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition approval was granted to an associate professor despite a long wait. We were approached by our client to review his credentials and help him achieve NIW success. North America Immigration Law Group is known for its unprecedented expertise in articulating employment-based visas. Thus, when we were through with the evaluation of his qualification and professional background, we affirmed that he was a suitable candidate for the EB-2 visa category and started putting all the relevant information in his petition packet. We incorporated the following details in our client’s petition packet:

  • Initially, we noted that our client held a Ph.D. in engineering mechanics and noteworthy years of experience in the field of structural optimization, focusing on ensuring the design and development of reliable and efficient composite structures, which has significant application in the aerospace and aerospace manufacturing industries here in the United States.
  • Also, we detailed the 31 peer-reviewed scientific articles he published. His work has been deemed worthy of publication in prestigious journals as this attempt is critical to the advancement of research on stress analysis and structural optimization, establishing the great degree of influence that our client wielded in the field of structural optimization. This influence can be considered in his high citation count i.e., 219 times.
  • As a result of his impressive background and reputation in the field, he is continually requested to conduct peer reviews for many high-impact journals, and he has already completed 16 reviews. As peer reviewers are essential to ensuring the academic integrity of a journal and determining the scope of a publication, the repeated selection of our client’s work confirms his esteemed position in the field.
  • Moreover, we discussed the significance of our client’s work in the field, corroborated further by the evidence of peer and government interest in his research. His work has been supported by funding from leading agencies, another example of his success in pursuing his proposed work.
  • Lastly, we added five recommendation letters in his petition packet to further highlight his research’s great merit to the field and that he is an irreplaceable presence in the structural optimization research community. The below-mentioned excerpt has been plucked out from one of the letters:

“[Client’s] research understands the behavior of fiber-reinforced composite laminates is particularly notable, as it has enabled him to discover a novel method for optimizing the design of laminates for use in micro-and nano-scale systems and devices. His talents, then, are of substantial benefit to the United States in terms of promoting American leadership in the global composites market…It is, therefore, crucial that the USCIS support him & his research efforts, as he has made major progress in this area of significant national interest to the United States.”

The USCIS thoroughly adjudicated our client’s I-140 petition, and we were very much successful in conveying to USCIS that his research must be considered vital for the optimization of materials in the United States, thus the approval was granted. We would sincerely thank him for choosing us with his EB-2 NIW application. Also, we are happy to be able to lead our client one major step closer to green card success.

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).

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