Success Stories: We Helped a Research Professor From Egypt to Secure NIW Approval Without RFE


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you for your good news. Many thanks for your great efforts till this stage.”

On August 10th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Research Professor in the Field of Agronomy (Approval Notice).

General Field: Agronomy

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Professor

Country of Origin: Egypt

Country of Residence at the Time of Filing: Egypt

Approval Notice Date: August 10th, 2020

Processing Time: 11 months, 11 days

Case Summary:

A research professor from Egypt hired North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to help him prepare and file a customized EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition. Before taking on his case, we carefully went through his credentials to be sure that he met all the requirements set by Matter of Dhanasar (the framework used to determine NIW eligibility).

Once we confirmed that our client was a good fit for NIW, we got to work gathering a wealth of information pertaining to his work in the field of agronomy. We discussed his research on the influence of abiotic stress, including drought, salinity, heat, and phosphorus deficiency, on crop growth, development, and yield. His research in his area is of great importance because of the progress that he has made in improving the tolerance of various crops to different types of stress, including drought and salinity.

Further, we included recommendation letters signed by other influential members of the agronomy research community. These experts advocated for the approval of our client’s petition and supported our argument that our client should be allowed to remain in the US to continue his research. According to one of these recommenders,

[Client] has made major progress in this area by uncovering the effects of water stress on the productivity of legume crops. [Client’s] findings are thus a major asset to the field and its efforts to combat the effects of stresses on plant growth.

The comprehensive NIW petition packet our team put together contained convincing evidence of the benefits of our client’s research to the United States. It also detailed his citation count (1024 citations) and publication record (53 peer-reviewed journal articles, 4 peer-reviewed conference articles, 3 book chapters, and 2 United Nations Environment Program reports) at the time of filing. Further, we noted the 97 peer reviews our client conducted for 5 well-known scientific journals.

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We congratulate our client for overcoming this significant hurdle in the lengthy process, and we thank him for choosing us for his NIW application.

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