Our Case Successes In Medical, Science and Engineering Fields
- An O-1 “alien of extraordinary ability” in the sciences sponsored by a biotech start-up. We were able to recruit support letter writers to attest to the scientist’s abilities, and work with the employer to structure an effective “company support” letter.
- An EB-1B “outstanding researcher” with a previous denial in the record. One strategic problem was the client’s grant-funded position, which USCIS often does not regard as the “permanent” position required by statute. A second was correspondence in the record disallowing much of the previous evidence. By paying careful attention to the evidence USCIS said it must see in order to approve the case, and presenting a thorough response to each of the Service’s concerns, we were able to gain approval for this client.
- An EB-1B “outstanding professor researcher” without the required three years of experience. When we examined this young researcher’s post-doctoral record, we saw that although it was short, it provided a valid basis for arguing that his pre-doctoral work was outstanding. Such work may be counted towards the necessary three years; thus, we were able to gain approval for this computer modeling researcher.
- A combustion researcher seeking a National Interest Waiver (NIW) of the labor certification requirement. (Applicants for the NIW may self-petition.) As in many of our NIW cases, we were able to secure letters of support from Federal agency staff by being sensitive to relevant agency policy. We were able to maximize the effectiveness of these letters by providing additional materials publicly available on the agency web site.