Success Stories: EB1A Approval for a Research Scholar in the field of Breast Cancer Biology in 4 weeks

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On August 14th, 2013 we received another EB1-A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) Approval for a Research Scholar in the field of Breast Cancer Biology (Approval Notice)

General Field: Breast Cancer Biology
Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Scholar
National Origin
:  India
Service Center
: Texas Service Center (TSC)
State of Residence at the Time of Filing:  Texas
Approval Notice Date
: August 14, 2013
Processing Time:  4 weeks

Case Summary:

The average processing time for I-140 cases is 4-6 months. But on many occasions, we have cases approved far faster than the average processing time.

The client in this case was a research scholar in the field of breast cancer biology. His work had primarily focused on the study of estrogen receptors (ER) and the role that they play in the proliferation of breast cancer cell and tumor growth. His work had resulted in at least 19 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 1 invention-disclosure /provisional patent application.  At the time that his case was filed, his publications had accumulated at least 128 citations, clearly demonstrating that he had influenced his field and garnered international acclaim.  In addition, he was on the editorial board of a journal and had conducted 19 paper reviews for journals related to the field of breast cancer biology. Of his accomplishments, one of his independent recommenders remarked, “[Client] has proven himself to be a truly capable cancer researcher. By developing new strategies for breast cancer treatment, he has not only contributed major findings to his field, but improved the lives of those ravaged by disease. Having accomplished so much so early in his career, it is practically certain that his future career will be equally or even more impressive.” It was our goal to prove that our client qualified for classification as an Alien of Extraordinary Ability given that he sought to remain in the United States to continue work in the area of breast cancer biology, and that his continued research would substantially and prospectively benefit the United States. With the proof and documentation that we provided, his case was approved in just 4 weeks.


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