Highly-skilled Worker Cases
Even in the current immigration climate, we have had good success with cases on behalf of highly-skilled workers. The rules for the National Interest Waiver category (NIW) became friendlier to a wider range of endeavors this year, and we have had several approvals in this category. In one case for a plant scientist, we initially filed under the old rules; re-filed under the new rules in response to a Request for Further Evidence (RFE) -- and received an approval less than a week later. In another case for a food scientist, we filed under the old rules and, surprisingly, received an approval without any RFE. Less of a surprise, but still good news, was the approval of an NIW case (without RFE) on behalf of a bone researcher, filed and adjudicated under the new rules.
We also had good success for a high-skill beneficiary not filing in the NIW: an EB-1A case we submitted on behalf of a tissue engineer was approved less than a week later. So, while many visa categories are facing higher challenges than previously, at present EB-1A and NIW are very viable self-sponsorship options. Contact us to see if you can benefit from one of them.
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Recent Case Successes
After two years of our continued oversight and follow up, the U.S. Embassy in Korea granted our client's employment-based petition.
Our client entered the U.S. on a fraudulent passport, and returned it to the supplier without keeping a copy of it. We had to prove that he was inspected and admitted into the U.S., not an easy feat when the only piece of evidence proving so is gone.
Our client was a scientist who had to leave the U.S. because he was not selected in the H-1B lottery. He explored the idea of an O-1A with his potential employer, and we went ahead with the case.