Success Stories: NIW Petition Approved for a Research Fellow in the field of Agricultural and Biological Engineering with only 14 Citations

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Thank you so much for your great help! This success is all because of your hard work. You played a phenomenal role in the process.  I greatly appreciate your help again.

On August 12th, 2013, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) Approval for a Research Fellow in the field of Agricultural and Biological Engineering with only 14 Citations (Approval Notice)

General Field: Agricultural and Biological Engineering
Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Fellow
Country of Origin: Nepal
Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)
State of Residence at the Time of Filing:  Mississippi
Approval Notice Date: August 12, 2013
Processing Time:  3 ½ months (7 days after responding to RFE)

Case Summary:

Another exceptional client that North America Immigration Law Group – had the pleasure of working with was a research fellow from Nepal working in the field of agricultural and biological engineering.  His work had focused specifically on two areas: 1) assessing agricultural drought through drought monitoring, forecasting, and drought-induced crop yield loss prediction, and 2) bioenergy, in regards to biomass logistics modeling and optimization, biofuel life cycle analysis, and the sustainability and environmental benefits of bioenergy. We at North America Immigration Law Group – demonstrated that his continued employment in the field would not only benefit those in his field, but the citizens of the United States at large. To achieve success in this case, we submitted extensive documentation proving our client’s highly significant contributions to the field of agricultural and biological engineering, including at least 8 peer-reviewed scientific articles published in leading journals and 14 international conference presentations. His publications had been cited at least 14 times at the time of case filing.  Of his accomplishments, one of the independent recommenders remarked: “The more information we have about when a drought will occur, how severe it will be, and what the results will be for affected resources such as crops, the better scientists, officials, businesses, and consumers can address their roles and needs. [Client] is the researcher responsible for the creation of a new index for forecasting droughts, which will help us make smart decisions and take action in the face of natural hazards.” Through extensive documentation, we at North America Immigration Law Group – successfully argued that our client would serve the national interest to a significantly greater degree than others with similar education and experience. His NIW application was approved in 3 ½ months.


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