Success Stories: Assistant Professor and Director in the Field of Civil Engineering Received NIW Petition Approval in 6 Months


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On December 16th, 2019, we received another NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for an Assistant Professor and Director in the Field of Civil Engineering (Approval Notice).

General Field: Civil Engineering

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Assistant Professor

Country of Origin: Iran

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: New York

Approval Notice Date: December 16th, 2019

Processing Time: 5 months, 28 days

Case Summary:

North America Immigration Law Group (NAILG) has successfully attained over 16,000 I-140 immigration petitions. Our sterling reputation as a law firm that offers customized I-140 petitions and unprecedented insight into how the USCIS adjudicates cases are reasons why clients from all over the world seek our help for their green cards. In this case, an assistant professor and Director from Iran hired us to help him with the first step in the green card process: filing an I-140 petition under the EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) category.

Based on his research background and professional achievements, we determined that we would focus on his publication record, citation count, and peer review experience. At the time of filing, these numbers stood at 9 journal articles (4 of them first-authored), 11 conference papers (8 of them first-authored), 31 citations and 15 instances of peer review experience. His specialized research focuses on building energy management. We emphasized that his research in this field is of great importance because energy-inefficient buildings are a major contributor to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming.

Further corroboration of the significance of his research was provided through 6 letters of recommendation volunteered by distinguished experts and researchers. One of these recommenders stated that “[Client’s] research on optimal building design helps to address the major problem presented by inefficient heat transfer and resultant energy loss. This is a notable concern for the United States. Specifically, the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE) reports that 40% of all the energy used in the United States is used by residential and commercial buildings. Moreover, the DoE estimates that between 10% and 20% of this energy is wasted due to air leaks from poorly insulated openings, drafts, or outdated HVAC systems. As a result, the DoE specifically recognizes the incorporation of efficiency upgrades—such as have been studied by [Client]-as a significant financial topic for Americans.”

We congratulate our client on overcoming this great hurdle, and we wish him the best as he continues to carry out impactful research in the United States.

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