Success Stories: Research Associate with 5 Citations Working in the Field of Learning Sciences Secures EB1A Approval in 10 Days


Client’s Testimonial:

“Thank you.”

On December 21st, 2017, we received another EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) approval for a Research Associate in the Field of Learning Sciences (Approval Notice).

General Field: Learning Sciences

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Research Associate

Country of Origin: India

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: California

Approval Notice Date: December 21st, 2017

Processing Time: 10 Days (Premium Processing Requested)

Case Summary:

It only took the USCIS 10 days to determine that our client—a research associate from India—deserved to have his EB-1A (Alien of Extraordinary Ability) petition approved.

With a Doctor of Philosophy and a Master of Science, our client is undoubtedly armed with very specific skills needed to advance the field of learning sciences. As part of our services, we determined our client’s background, field of expertise, various achievements as well as strengths and skillsets, and came up with a unique strategy to secure EB1A petition approval.

As part of our customized legal strategy, we advised our client on the best timing to file his case. We also determined that our client qualified for EB1A based on the following three criteria:

(1) Original scientific, scholarly, artistic, or business-related contributions of major significance: We discussed our client’s design and development of a unique device for improving the cognitive, social, and learning skills of chronically ill, hospitalized patients. We convinced the USCIS that his work is exerting an enormous impact on healthcare, learning and behavior, and education technology.

(2) Authorship of scholarly articles in the field, in professional or major trade publications or other major media: We noted that our client’s work has resulted in at least 2 peer-reviewed conference articles – an extremely productive record compared to that of others in the shared field of endeavor.

(3) Receipt of lesser nationally or internationally recognized prizes or awards for excellence in the field of endeavor: We detailed the 3 national awards our client received for his work. These awards were from prestigious organizations and institutes and are known to be highly competitive.

(4) Evidence of material published about our client in major professional or trade publications or other major media: Our client was featured in various new articles by national and international media. Considering the widespread circulation of these media outlets, coverage is indicative of the importance of our client’s work.

Based on the wealth of information we gathered, we customized a detailed petition letter that highlighted our client’s extraordinary ability in the field. To back up our argument that our client’s work is beneficial to the US and that his EB1A petition should be approved, we also presented several recommendation letters as subjective evidence. These letters were contributed by other influential experts working in the field of learning sciences, one of whom noted the following: “With his broad influence in the field, [Client] exhibits qualities and research abilities that place him above almost every other researcher working in the learning science field.”

Our unique case strategy convinced the USCIS that our client is an asset to the United States, most notably when it comes to understanding how to effectively provide children (with chronic illnesses) creative outlets and learning opportunities while encouraging social interchange with others and improving patient health care by increasing physical activity.

Thanks to the effective methods employed by the team at North America Immigration Law Group (, our client is now one step closer to obtaining a green card. With over 10,000 approvals in the bag, we undoubtedly have unprecedented insight how officers adjudicate cases. Furthermore, because of the high number of petitions our firm files, we have firsthand information regarding any changes the USCIS makes in adjudicating cases.

We thank our client for choosing us to represent both his EB1A petition and I-485 application, and we wish him the best as he continues to progress the field of learning sciences.

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).

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