Success Stories: NIW Petition Approved In Just 30 Days for Assistant Professor from Vietnam in the Field of Computer Science


Client’s Testimonial:

“We were very surprised and happy as we got accepted within only 1 month. Thank you so much for all your great help.”

On September 2nd, 2016, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for an Assistant Professor in the Field of Computer Science (Approval Notice).


General Field: Computer Science

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Assistant Professor

Country of Origin: Vietnam

Service Center: Texas Service Center (TSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Texas

Approval Notice Date: September 2nd, 2016

Processing Time: 30 Days

Case Summary:

A prominent assistant professor from Vietnam engaged the expert services of North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) to help him and his dependent obtain their green cards. There are two steps involved in the green card process: filing an I-140 petition and an I-485 application. In this case, we filed our client’s I-140 petition under EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver).

Proving to the USCIS that our client deserves the national interest waiver:

Our strategy was to first convince the USCIS that our client’s EB-2 NIW petition deserved to be approved before moving on to the I-485 application. We did this by focusing on his array of achievements in the field of information systems. For instance, we noted his work on data analytics and automated planning and proved that his results have directly contributed to the study of computer-human interaction and the improvement of data-based businesses and software. Additionally, we demonstrated that our client’s visual analytics research efforts are contributing to the United States’ software industry. We also listed his 9 peer-reviewed conference and journal articles, 4 peer-reviewed workshop papers, 1 book chapter, and 1 accepted book chapter. Furthermore, our client’s EB-2 NIW petition packet contained data on the 33 citations gathered from his work at the time of filing as well as his peer review record (18 reviews conducted for various scientific journals).

In a bid to strengthen our client’s petition, we urged him to connect with other experts working in the field and ask them to contribute recommendation letters. We helped our client select these recommenders by making sure that they had either worked with him and/or were familiar with his research. Six recommenders agreed to lend their support, one of whom stated that “[Client] has proven his worth as a computer scientist with what he has achieved so far, making it reasonable to conclude that he will produce more important research in the future. However, the progress that he will continue to bring to computer science can only occur if he is allowed to continue his current research course.”

In conclusion:

To our delight, the USCIS only spent 30 days processing our client’s case before granting their approval (it usually takes them between 4-9 months). We thank our client for working with us and we wish him well as he continues to progress the field of computer science.

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.

We Have Helped Hundreds and Thousands of Clients with Credentials and Backgrounds Similar to Yours

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.

Vast Majority of Clients Came to Us Because of Referrals

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.


If you are interested in filing the green card, please send your CV to for our free evaluation. Our attorneys will email you back with the evaluation result within 24 hours.

Approval Notices:

Success Stories:


Free evaluation email:

Tel: 888.666.0969 (Toll Free)

To see more clients’ testimonials and approvals, please refer to:

Client's Testimonials

Approval Notices

To Learn More About Your Options CLICK HERE

Copyright © North America Immigration Law, All Rights Reserved.