Success Stories: Bioinformatics Research Analyst in Oklahoma with 130 Citations Receives NIW and EB1A Petition Approvals 2 Months Apart (No RFE Issued)


Client’s Testimonial:

“I found my EB1-A case was approved (closed), I can’t believe my eye. However, I just checked the USCIS case status web site and found that my case was approved and emailed. I just wish this is not a dream. Thank you very much for your great help, great thank!”

On May 27th and July 28th, 2016, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) and EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approvals for a Bioinformatics Research Analyst in the Field of Bioinformatics (Approval Notice).


General Field: Bioinformatics

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Bioinformatics Research Analyst

Country of Origin: China

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Oklahoma

Approval Notice Date: May 27th, 2016 (EB-2 NIW) and July 28th, 2016 (EB-1A)

Processing Time: 10 Days (NIW) and 29 Days (EB1A, Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

A bioinformatics research analyst from China hired North America Immigration Law Group ( to file two I-140 petitions on his behalf: one under EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) and the other under EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver). Despite being two very different visa categories, they are both means to the same end goal: obtaining a green card.

After carefully evaluating our client’s credentials, we determined that the safest and most direct route to a green card would be to file two I-140 petitions as it would increase his chances of obtaining a petition approval. Our client opted to file his EB-2 NIW petition first and to our surprise and delight, the USCIS only spent 10 days processing our client’s case (it usually takes them between 4-9 months). A month after he received his EB-2 NIW petition approval, we filed the EB-1A petition on his behalf. As our client chose to upgrade his case to Premium Processing, he only waited a total of 29 days for the USCIS to take action on his case. We congratulate our client for obtaining two petitions approvals, bringing him significantly closer to green card success.

What did the petitions contain?

Our client’s EB-1A and EB-2 NIW petitions were composed of a myriad of information pertaining to his experience in the field of bioinformatics. From his citation count (130 citations at the time of filing) to his peer review experience (26 peer reviews conducted for various scientific journals), we detailed it all. We also noted our client’s impressive publication record: 9 English journal articles and conference proceedings, 9 peer-reviewed Chinese journal articles with English abstracts, two book chapters, and 8 patents.

Another overlapping element of our client’s two petitions was the inclusion of six recommendation letters, all gathered from other experts in the field. These letters verified the significance of our client’s work on novel signal processing algorithms and the development of new software and tools that are capable of analyzing image and video signals, microwave remote sensing data processing, and digital signals from proteomics data, metabolomics data, genetic variant data, and other bioinformatics resources. They also advocated for the approval of our client’s petitions, and we have no doubt that their firm support lent a hand in both case approvals. According to one of these recommenders: “Since beginning his research career in 2001, [Client] has earned himself a global reputation as one of the foremost scientists in matters of image and video signal processing.”

The quick approval of both our client’s petitions is an encouraging sign of the effectiveness of our law firm. We congratulate our client for overcoming such a significant hurdle in the green card process and we wish him all the best as he continues to progress the field of bioinformatics.

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) and EB1-B (Outstanding Researcher/Professor).

Our Ten Thousand I-140 Approvals Provide Unprecedented Insight into the USCIS Adjudication Trend

With 12,000 EB-1A, EB-1B and EB-2 NIW approvals, we have first hand information on the manner in which the USCIS adjudicate I-140 cases. As the USCIS has constantly changed its adjudication standards for the EB-1A, EB-1B and EB-2 NIW categories, our firm's huge database of successful cases gives you unprecedented insight to USCIS adjudication trends. We carefully analyze the data for all of our cases and apply the results of our analyses toward giving our clients up-to-date advice and adapting our strategies such that we remain on par with the ever-shifting landscape of immigration law in the U.S. With us, you will always have access to important updates, strategies, and information so that you can make the most informed decisions about your case.

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With our exceedingly large number of successful petitions, no matter what credentials you have, no matter your background and field of expertise, no matter your visa status or nationality, chances are we have helped hundreds or even thousands of clients just like you. Our clients are usually impressed with how well we understand their research and work. Our insight and understanding stems from the fact that we have handled many cases with elements similar to yours already, and this helps us devise the best strategies for each individual petition.

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For years, our firm has attracted new clients based solely on word of mouth, recommendations, and the positive collaboration experiences shared with them by their friends and family. We take pride in our reputation and work hard to ensure that we provide a green card application experience that our clients are happy to share with their friends and colleagues. That is how our approvals grew from 600 in 2013 to more than 3,000 in 2017.


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