Success Stories: NIW Petition Approved for Senior Biologist in Hawaii in the Field of Agronomy With 11 Citations

We Received EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) Approval (Approval Notice) on May 9th, 2014 for a Senior Biologist in the Field of Agronomy

General Field: Agronomy

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Senior Biologist

Country of Origin: Nigeria

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Hawaii

Approval Notice Date: May 9, 2014

Processing Time:  5 months, 5 days


Case Summary:

In this case, the client that North America Immigration Law had the opportunity to work with was a Senior Biologist from Nigeria.  Her work had focused specifically on plant breeding and genetics.  We successfully demonstrated that her continued employment in the field would benefit those in her field, as well as the citizens of the United States at large. In order for our client’s case to be successful, we submitted extensive documentation proving her highly significant contributions to her field, including 3 peer-reviewed journal articles, 3 refereed proceedings, 1 book chapter, and 12 conference presentations, posters, and abstracts. These publications had been cited at least 11 times at the time of case filing,demonstrating that these publications are widely recognized and relied upon in the field of agronomy.  The immense value of her research was confirmed in the following quote from an independent recommender, “Her work on understanding the effect of photoperiod on in vitro flowering, and her discovery of significant seed production in rhizoma peanut, all have wide ranging impacts on peanut genetic conservation and improvement.  These innovative and original studies made her distinctively qualified to further intrinsically important research in the interests of the U.S.”  Through extensive documentation, we were able to successfully argue that our client would serve the national interest to a significantly greater degree than others with similar education and experience. Her NIW petition was approved in 5 months and 5 days.


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