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On April 29th, 2016, we received another EB-1B (Outstanding Professors and Researchers) approval for an R&D Yield Enhancement Engineer in the Field of Micro-electronics Engineering (Approval Notice).
General Field: Micro-electronics Engineering
Position at the Time of Case Filing:
Country of Origin: India
Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)
State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Idaho
Approval Notice Date: April 29th, 2016
Processing Time: 9 months, 30 days
Nearly 10 months after we filed an EB-1B (Outstanding Professors and Researchers) petition on behalf of an engineer from India, the USCIS took action on his case and granted their approval. As EB-1B is an employer-sponsored visa category, our client had to get his company’s full support before hiring North America Immigration Law Group (WeGreened.com) to represent his case. Once we had gathered all the relevant paperwork from our client’s employer (a private tech company), we proceeded to put together a persuasive EB-1B petition dossier on his behalf.
Determining why our client is important to the nation:
Because we needed to prove that our client’s work is of value not just to his employer but to the United States as a whole, we incorporated an array of information that detailed his research projects and their outcome. For instance, we noted the 21 citations gathered from his 8 published scientific articles as well as the 2 times he assessed the work of his peers. Additionally, we relayed the importance of our client’s work on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) and semiconductor technology to the USCIS in an efficient and effective manner. For one, we established that our client’s findings are applied in bio-medical screening, radiation leakage investigation, and military surveillance—three sectors whose progress is essential to the United States.
Presenting evidence to the USCIS:
Like any good legal case, we had to ensure that we had solid evidence to back up our argument. We did this by encouraging our client to ask other influential members of the micro-electronic engineering community for recommendation letters. We needed these professionals to verify that our client is conducting outstanding research and that he is an internationally recognized researcher. Our client promptly returned with six signed recommendation letters, one of which stated that “[Client] has already produced research that is valuable to the United States, as he has aided in educating future engineers from the elementary to graduate school level about micro and nano technology. His current work enables both industry and government to develop products important to global business as well as national security. Our client’s recommender went on to say that “I have already seen [Client] make solid advancements in micro-nanotechnology and contribute innovative ideas to the field of electrical engineering. I have zero hesitation in saying that he will continue to make these kinds of contributions to his field and to the larger national economy well into the future.”
Taking a step closer to permanent residence:
The USCIS issued a Request for Evidence (RFE) 8.5 months after our client’s EB-1B case was submitted. We efficiently put together a strong response to the RFE which ultimately convinced the USCIS that our client deserved to get one step closer to a green card. We join our client as he celebrates this milestone and we wish him the best as we await a positive decision on his I-485 application (which we filed on his behalf while his EB1B was pending approval). Once the USCIS approves his application, he will become an American permanent resident. In the meantime, we wish him well as he continues to progress the field of micro-electronics engineering.
This post first appeared on Chen Immigration Blog | Specialized In National Interest Waiver (NIW) And Extraordinary Ability (EB1) Green Card, please read the originial post: here