Success Stories: EB-1A Petition Approved Despite RFE for Chinese Research Scientist in the Field of Cancer Biology


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On January 2nd, 2019, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Research Scientist in the Field of Cancer Biology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Cancer Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Scientist

Country of Origin: China

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Massachusetts

Approval Notice Date: January 2nd, 2019

Processing Time: 3 months, 9 days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

Exactly 100 days after North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) filed an EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition for a Chinese research scientist in the field of cancer biology, he received the notification of case approval. Though our client waited merely 100 days for his case to be approved, it was not an entire smooth process—in less than a week after the case was filed, our client’s case was issued a Request for Evidence (RFE). As our legal team carefully put together an effective RFE response package, the USCIS subsequently approved our client’s EB-1A petition.

Besides discussing his contribution in the field of cancer biology, which includes proposing advanced understanding of mechanisms behind melanoma and cancer metabolic regulation, our client’s EB1A petition packet also listed the 110 times his work was cited, his 11 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 1 book chapter, and the 50 times he had reviewed and judged the work of other researchers in the field. Our legal team has also included customized graphs and charts to highlight the citations he accumulated in fact came from institutions around the world. The visual presentation of data made our client’s unique petition clear and concise.

In a bid to further fortify our client’s EB1A petition, we urged him to collect recommendation letters from other cancer biologists to lend their support. This is how one of the recommenders who does not know our client personally, but rather came to know him with his prominent research works and publications: “As a pragmatic problem solver and a pioneer in cutting-edge cancer research, [client] is at the very top of the field and therefore deserves every opportunity to continue his research in the United States. Few other researchers, if any, boast the skills necessary to conduct the difficult experimental work that [client] has produced. He is exceptionally capable in the study of cancer development and progression, as he has acquired unique abilities through extensive training and professional experience”.

We congratulate our client for securing EB-1A petition approval, and we wish him the best as he continues to advance the field of cancer biology.

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