Success Stories: Postdoctoral Research Associate from Colombia in the Field of Conservation Biology Secures NIW Approval Thanks To Customized Petition


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On January 17th, 2018, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Field of Conservation Biology (Approval Notice).

General Field: Conservation Biology

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Country of Origin: Colombia

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Tennessee

Approval Notice Date: January 17th, 2018

Processing Time: 11 moths, 11 days

Case Summary:

The field of conservation biology has seen much progress since our client, a Colombian postdoctoral research associate, chose to dedicate her career to it. Over the years, she amassed an array of accomplishments such as an impressive citation count and publication record. At the time of filing, these numbers stood at 91 citations and 14 publications.

What did North America Immigration Law Group do for her?

After we were retained to help our client secure EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval, we collected a wealth of information related to her work on understanding the phylogenetic relationships and biology of insects, particularly butterflies and lacewings. We then built a comprehensive and personalized NIW petition that focused on her unique skills and strengths. We made it our goal to convince the USCIS that our client’s work is important to the US as it is contributing to national and international conservation efforts, as well as the American agricultural industry.

To strengthen our argument that our client should be allowed to remain in the US to conduct her important research, we urged her to reach out to several of her peers and ask for recommendation letters. Five expert biologists agreed to advocate for the approval of our client’s NIW petition through these letters. According to one of them, our client’s research “should continue as her work is critical for the further protection of the nation’s most unique species.” This quote and several others like it proved that our client’s work is useful and being implemented in the field.

We are pleased that our client’s NIW case was approved—another shining example of our law firm’s excellent record of helping our clients get closer to their green card goals. With over 10,000 petition approvals in the bag, we have unprecedented insight into what makes a solid case, and we are pleased to have helped yet another client secure petition approval. We congratulate our client for obtaining the national interest waiver and we wish her the best as she continues to progress the field of conservation and evolutionary biology.

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