Success Story: NIW Approval for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in Electrical Engineering

Recently, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates received another EB2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) Approval for a Postdoc researcher specializing in Mechanical Engineering. Approval Notice)

General Field: Electrical Engineering
Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Associate
National Origin: Taiwan
Service Center: Texas
State Residing at the Time of Filing: New Jersey

Case Summary:

When petitioning for EB2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) cases, we at Chen Immigration Associates submit evidence that proves that: our clients seek employment in an area of substantial intrinsic merit, the proposed benefit of our clients’ current work is national in scope, and that the national interest would be adversely affected if a labor certification were required.

In this case we started off by proving the first criterion by highlighting the importance of their research. This client had received higher degrees, including a PH.D from an American institution in electrical engineering. Moreover, this client’s research covered the design, evaluation, and design of light-emitting diodes, a field where this researcher has established a record of micro and nano-lasers research and development that has applications in high-power pumps for fiber lasers; fuel ignition; night vision; photonic manipulation of optical fields at sub wavelengths. This client has integrated their Electrical and Computer Engineering expertise with Electro-Optical and Semiconductor Engineering to produce a unique and highly developed skill-set, which is well-positioned to contribute to emergent photonics technology and revolutionize industry.

Secondly, we gathered evidence to support the second criterion that our clients’ current work is national in scope. We did this by illustrating the contributions made by this client to their field. More specifically this client’s work had been presented as invited talks or contributed publications at large prestigious national and international conferences, including the International Conference on the Physics of Semiconductors, Seoul, Korea, 2010; International Nano Optoelectronic Workshop, Beijing, China (i-NOW 2010); and IEEE Photonics Society Annual Meeting, Denver, CO, USA (PHO 2010).

Lastly, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates proved that the national interest would be adversely affected if a labor certification were required for this client. This was done by drafting four independent advisory letters from professionals and researchers that work in the same field as our client. When drafting these letters we always ensure that they are of the highest quality as to ensure a swift and irrefutable case approval. In this case we obtained letters with statements such as the following: Dr. X’s work has paved the way for the development of standard integration model to create new platforms that will revolutionize the integrated photonics industry as well as Dr. X’s research supports this national strategic endeavor by aligning practical experimentation with guidelines for optimal implementation. In this respect, Dr. X was instrumental in the realization of this vision by presenting industry with a building-block for future technologies that avoids the costly exercise of area processing because his devices are easy to transfer and integrate into current platforms.

Using this proven strategy, while correctly articulating the importance surrounding this client’s valued work, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates were able to secure approval for this petition on March 19th, 2013.

With this in consideration, it is important to emphasize that the processes and expertise practiced by Chen Immigration Law Associates. Not only do we develop the best possible strategies for each case, but we execute these strategies with the utmost effectiveness!

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).

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