Success Story: A Nepalean Assistant Professor Working in the Field of Forestry Obtains NIW Approval with the help of NAILG’s Experts


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“Thank you for being so helpful throughout this process. I really enjoyed working with your team for my i-140 and got approved. I appreciated your time.”

On February 23rd, 2023, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for an Assistant Professor in the Field of Forestry (Approval Notice).

General Field: Forestry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Assistant Professor

Country of Origin: Nepal

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Arkansas

Approval Notice Date: February 23rd, 2023

Processing Time: 62 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A client from Nepal with a Ph.D. in Forestry and Natural Resources approached us to help him file the I-140 NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition; we, therefore, employed our team of experts to build a reasonable case for him. We included details from his professional and academic career in his petition packet to support his claim to the NIW category.

  • North America Immigration Law Group has a well-established history of successful case representations at USCIS.
  • We are aware of the inner functioning of the adjudicating bench and are thus remarkably qualified to know any alterations in the judging process.
  • We help our clients tailor their petitions according to the requirements of the time.

We showcased that along with his academic qualification:

  • He was also actively engaged in the field of forestry as an assistant professor.

And his proposed endeavor of developing more sustainable and effective forest land management strategies in order to optimize forestry practices and reduce the impact of climate change directly addresses critical issues related to recovering endangered species, protecting rural communities from natural disasters, and combating climate change.

On the other hand, we highlighted that his academic performance has been responsible for several publications, and citations:

  • His research has resulted in 8 peer-reviewed journal articles (3 of them first-authored), 1 peer-reviewed first-authored conference paper, and 1 first-authored book.
  • He has completed at least 25 reviews to date.
  • His publications have been cited a total of 31 times according to Google Scholar.

Not only this but the recommendations had an excellent review of his work, one (out of four) of which is quoted below:

“…[Client’s] investigations into the shifting expenditures of forest maintenance over the years are essential in ensuring that landowners – both in the U.S. and worldwide – make informed and insightful management decisions that carefully consider both biological and economic issues.”

Based on this multifactorial assessment, it is clear that the client’s education, experience, expertise, documented record of success, influence in his field, and plan have altogether well-positioned him in his area of expertise.

  • His research on developing more sustainable and effective forest land management strategies in order to optimize forestry practices and reduce the impact of climate change holds significant value for continuing to improve upon programs and management plans for maintaining the forestry sector in the U.S.

We are thus very proud that our client got his NIW approval despite waiting for a long time and has even retained us for his I-485 case which is in the active stage. It has been an amazing journey with him. We wish him the very best in his future endeavors.

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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