NIW Approval, 3 months, 27 days, Immunology and Molecular Pathology

On August 20th, 2018, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Petitioner in the Field of Immunology and Molecular Pathology.

General Field: Immunology and Molecular Pathology

Country of Origin: Brazil

Service Center: Nebraska Service Center (NSC)

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: NY

Date of Filing: April 24th, 2018

Approval Notice Date: August 20th, 2018

Processing Time: 3 months, 27 days

Receipt #: LIN-18-904-01105

Case Summary:

Our client has extensive experience in the field of Immune Cell Epigenetics and is undoubtedly an outstanding researcher. His consistent contributions to the field made him a suitable candidate for EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver), and after determining that we could help him build a solid case, we gathered an array of evidence to support the petition.

Collecting relevant information:

We had to prove:

That our client’s proposed endeavor has both substantial merit and national importance;
That our client is is well positioned to advance the proposed endeavor;
That on balance, it would be beneficial to the United States to waive the job offer and labor certification requirements.

We provided evidence that our client identified how proteins derived from Flaviviruses (which includes West Nile Virus, St Louis Encephalitis Virus, Dengue Virus, Zika Virus and Yellow Fever Virus) are modified and can gain control of human cells gene expression and increase virus replication. Particularly, once the virus (the Yellow Fever Virus in the aforementioned example) infect human cells the capsid protein of the virus is modified by a specific amino acid acetylation, which is essential for modification of human cell and increased pathogenicity.

As with all our clients, we advised him on the process of selecting recommenders and obtaining their testimonials.

These testimonials supported the approval of our client’s NIW petition and contained strong statements such as these:

“…he has distinguished himself as a very talented immunologist with an international reputation, whose work will clearly benefit the national interest. His work is of substantial intrinsic merit and has significantly contributed to the highly complex and sophisticated area of immunology that also greatly affects and crosses over into the field of virology, biochemistry and epigenetics. As per various professors at the University, he is an expert in the field of immunology and immune gene expression control –an area of national and international significance and an area in which one of the handful of people in the world to be experts. He has distinguished himself as a researcher with an international reputation whose work will clearly benefit the national interest.”

“It is fair to say that he has received international recognition, and his expertise is extremely needed for development of novel tools and findings in immunology and other areas if science. I feel it would be of great benefit to the United States, to immunology and science in general if he were given to the opportunity to continue his career in the United States. In closing, I strongly support the “National Interest Waiver” application to obtain permanent residency in the USA. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.”

Despite the wait (3 months and 27 days), we are pleased that our client finally NIW petition approval. As his priority date is current, he is now applying for Adjustment of Status. We thank him for retaining our AOS services, and we look forward to helping him obtain permanent residence status.

Taylor and Associates Law P.C.  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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