Success Stories: With our Help, a Part-time Lecturer from Tajikistan Secured NIW Approval Without RFE


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“Again thank you for all your hard work throughout the entire process. Congratulations to your firm as I consider it your great success too!”

On March 20th, 2020, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Part-time Lecturer in the Field of Sociology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Sociology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Part-time Lecturer

Country of Origin: Tajikistan

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New Jersey

Approval Notice Date: March 20th, 2020

Processing Time: 10 months, 14 days

Case Summary:

A part-time lecturer hired North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to file an EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition on his behalf. With a Ph.D. in sociology and extensive experience researching the same field, our client was suitably qualified for this visa category.

What does it take to build a strong NIW case?

  • We documented our client’s citation count (43 citations at the time of filing) as well as his publication record (9 peer-reviewed journal articles (7 of them first-authored), 1 book chapter, and 1 book review). We also reviewed his research summary and demonstrated to the USCIS that his work is focused on understanding personal and political representations of Islam in national and global contexts. His research in this area is of great importance because it has helped elucidate the complex dynamics of religion-state relations in post-Soviet Central Asian countries and emphasize the existence of stratification and systematic differences among Muslim Americans. . Our client’s second area of research has focused on health disparities and health policies in post-Soviet Central Asian countries, in particular on HIV/AIDS awareness and its correlation to safe health practices.
  • In addition to that, our client’s winning EB-2 NIW petition dossier contained five recommendation letters that strongly advocated for the approval of his case. These letters were contributed by other experts working in the field of sociology, one of whom described our client’s work as:

“By fully investigating how strong and weak state policies correlate with different types of religious isomorphism in post-Soviet Central Asian countries, [client] has presented new knowledge about the widespread sociological factors influencing religious and secular educational activities throughout a large portion of the world.”

The final step in the green card process:

The USCIS spent 10 months and 14 days adjudicating our client’s EB-2 NIW petition before granting the approval. We congratulate our client on this milestone and wish him the best as he continues to advance the field of sociology with his dedicated work.

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