Success Story: EB1A (EB1-EA) approval in 5 days after upgrading to premium processing for Statistical Machine Learning Expert

EB1A (EB1-EA) approval in 5 days after upgrading to premium processing for Statistical Machine Learning Expert. (Approval Notice) Case Summary: On Dec. 3rd, another one of Chen Immigration Law Associates’ EB1A (EB-1 EA) cases was successfully adjudicated in favor of our client.  In this case, our client was involved in domain-specific knowledge mining at a prestigious University in Kansas.  We framed the petitioner as an expert on Statistical Machine Learning with expertise in Bioinformatics, Read more [...]

Success Story: NIW Approval for Cyber Security Expert in Just 2 Months

NIW Approval for Cyber Security Expert in Just 2 Months. (Approval Notice) Case Summary: On November 28, Chen Immigration Law Associates received approval of an NIW petition for a Cyber Security expert.  Our client was a graduate of a prestigious university in Turkey.  While in the US, our client worked on research for the NSA and US Army, specializing in complex networks and social networks, as well as graph theory and its applications. We defined our client’s field of expertise Read more [...]

STEM Jobs Act (H.R. 6429) Passes in House: Potential Positive Effect on Self-Petitioned EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) Category

Q 1: Now that the Bill has passed in House, will it be eventually become the law shortly? A: H.R. 6429 is a Republican-led bill and has passed in House with a 245 to 139 vote, because House is now Republican dominated.  According to most political analysts, the STEM Jobs Act may not get a vote in the Democrat-controlled Senate, and the White House officially came out in opposition to the bill on Wednesday.   Q2: What areas of expertise will benefit from STEM Jobs Act? A2: Science, Read more [...]

Making the Impossible Possible and Simple: Approval after Denials & RFEs (part I)

Making the Impossible Possible and Simple:  Approval after Denials & RFEs (part I)   Victoria Chen, J.D., Esq.   Michael Bloomberg, the mayor of New York City, once remarked— “Canada sets aside 36 percent of their visas for people with skills they think their country needs. We set aside six percent. We educate the doctors, and then don't give 'em a green card.”   This lends to the worldwide perception that obtaining a Green Card for permanent residency in the United States Read more [...]

Making the Impossible Possible and Simple: Approval after Denials & RFEs (part II)

Making the Impossible Possible and Simple:  Approval after Denials & RFEs  (part II) Victoria Chen, J.D., Esq. CASE TWO – SAP MANAGEMENT & CONSULTING (EB-1A & EB-2 NIW) Similar to case one, case two also concerned a foreign professional who decided to retain the services of Chen Immigration Law Associates following his receipt of RFEs for both his EB-1 and EB-2 cases and understandable dissatisfaction with the original attorney on record.  Additionally, since this client was Read more [...]

November Visa Bulletin – ROW Is Current Again!

The Department of State has just released the November Visa Bulletin, and as we at Chen Immigration Law projected, second-preference employment-based (EB-2) visas have returned to ‘Current’ status for foreign nationals from ROW (Rest of World – all countries other than India and China).  This is great news for our clients who have recently received their NIW (National Interest Waiver) approvals in addition to our other ROW cases that are pending.  Now that EB-2 ROW visas are current again, Read more [...]

Q & A Session for Potential Clients:

Q 1: How fast can I expect my case to be prepared and filed if I work with Chen Immigration Law Associates? A: The time on us is always standard and predicable. It takes us 1-2 weeks to produce the first drafts of the recommendation letters and 1-2 weeks to provide the first draft of the petition letter. After we get comments from you on the documents drafts, it takes us about 1-3 days to provide the revised letters. We also need 3 days to organize the exhibits and file the case to the USCIS. This Read more [...]

EB2-NIW(National Interest Waiver) Entrepreneurs: Success Stories

In November of last year, we at Chen Immigration Law Associates, released an article clarifying how entrepreneurs can not only qualify for green cards under the EB-2 National Interest Waiver petition category, but rather can become supreme candidates for National Interest Waivers due to the unique and profound benefits they and their companies pose to the national economy – through the stimulation of foreign and domestic investment, the creation of jobs, and the impactful innovation resulting from Read more [...]

Case Outcomes Simplified: How Much Discretion Does an Immigration Officer Truly Have?

Case Outcomes Simplified:  How Much Discretion Does an Immigration Officer Truly Have?                                                                         Victoria Chen, J.D., Esq.   We at Chen Immigration understand that the supposedly complex nature of an Immigration Officer’s discretion can become quite confusing and deeply frustrating, especially for the self-petitioner.  Accordingly, unreasonable Requests for Evidence letters (RFEs) and Read more [...]

H.R. 3012 – What to Expect

Victoria Chen, J.D., Esq. I've received a large amount of inquiries regarding Senator Grassley's (Rep. - Iowa) recent lift of his hold placed on H.R. 3012.  Therefore, I'd like to provide my comments surrounding the bill's current status and future projections. Senator Grassley lifted his hold on H.R. 3012 on July 11, 2012.  Before this hold was lifted, there were amendments made to the bill, thereby forcing it to return to the House of Representatives for a new vote.  After the House passes Read more [...]