Success Stories: Postdoctoral Research Scholar in North Carolina in the Field of Agronomy Receives EB-2 NIW Approval

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I am very glad to see the approval on my I-140. Thanks so much for all your help to get this big step done, on my case.


On August 25th, 2014, We Received EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) Approval (Approval Notice) for a Research Scholar inNorth Carolina in the Field of Agronomy

General Field: Agronomy

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Scholar

Country of OriginIran

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of FilingNorth Carolina

Approval Notice Date: August 25, 2014

Processing Time: 7 Months, 3 Days (including time to respond to RFE)



Case Summary:

North America Immigration Law Group – represented a Postdoctoral Research Scholar from Iran in the field of Agronomy. Her work has focused specifically on factors in drought-resistance in crops, such as peanut and sorghum plants. In order for our client’s case to be successful, we submitted extensive documentation proving her highly significant contributions to Agronomy, including 15 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 8 presentations at national and international conferences. Her publications had been cited at least 38 times at the time we filed the case; nearly all of the citations were by independent researchers around the world, demonstrating that these publications are widely recognized and relied upon in the field. As stated by one independent recommender, [Client]’s specific interest in crops grown widely in the United States makes her an important researcher in the field of agronomy in the United States, [her] research has the potential to benefit the entire country through her innovative insights into raising grain yields.”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 7 months and 3 days.




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