Success Stories: An Iranian Sr. Operations Research Analyst in the field of Transportation Engineering with Approved NIW Obtained EAD and AP after Filing I-485


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“Thank you very much for your work on my I-140 application. I appreciate your hard work on my application. The process was well-designed and there were detailed instructions for each step of the process. The drafted petition letter was well-written and presented my research and its importance to US perfectly.

On August 1st, 2019, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Sr. Operations Research Analyst in the Field of Transportation Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Transportation Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Sr. Operations Research Analyst

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Tennessee

Approval Notice Date: August 1st, 2019

Processing Time: 7 months, 27 days

Case Summary:

A senior operations research analyst from Iran secured EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval in less than 8 months after North America Immigration Law Group ( filed the petition on his behalf. With 8 peer reviews as well as 28 citations gathered from his 4 peer-reviewed journal articles and 2 technical reports, our client’s work in the field of transportation engineering has been well-received by other researchers, several of whom contributed letters of recommendation in support of his NIW petition.

Adjudicated and approved based on Matter of Dhanasar, the USCIS clearly agreed with our argument that our client’s research on modeling complex design and investment-optimization problems for large-scale transportation networks which directly contributes to the American transportation networks and infrastructure has has both substantial merit and national importance. Since transportation networks are vital aspects of the economy and supply chains, his findings directly support the enduring success and productivity of countless US businesses, including the manufacturing, shipping, transport and consumer industries.

Our client has created a mathematical model that optimally selected the most effective and valuable set of actions to guard a transportation network against sea-level rise and flooding scenarios in one of his major research project. By improving the ways in which the country optimizes infrastructure against flooding, his studies and models contribute not only to alleviate the economic burden associated with infrastructure spending but also guides the government toward making the most efficient infrastructural investments that sustain transportation networks for decades to come.

Besides listing our client’s achievements, we have also incorporated 6 letters of recommendation signed by other distinguished experts in the field. According to one of them: “The building of new and resilient infrastructure and recovery efforts also have costs. [Client] must be recognized for his work addressing this concern. [Client] has built a methodology which estimates network resilience, thereby allowing the U.S. to reduce its spending by making the most effective investments”.

Our client has also retained our firm to help him file I-485 (Adjustment of Status) concurrently, along with an I-765 (application for EAD) and I-131 (application for AP). Given that he already has a valid non-immigrant visa status in the US, a pending I-485 and EAD allows him to legally remain in the United States and be employed should he lose his non-immigrant visa status. We congratulate him on his NIW win and thank him for choosing us to help him to adjust status for US permanent residency.

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