Success Stories: A Mauritian Visiting Scholar in Synthetic Chemistry Gets NIW Approval Without RFE, Thanks to Our Expert Help


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“Thanks for your message we are so excited with this good news.”

On November 1st, 2021, we received another EB-2 NIW (National Interest Waiver) approval for a Visiting Scholar in the Field of Synthetic Chemistry (Approval Notice).

General Field: Synthetic Chemistry

Position at the Time of Case Filing: Visiting Scholar

Country of Origin: Mauritius

State of Residence at the Time of Filing: Florida

Approval Notice Date: November 1st, 2021

Processing Time: 10 months, 11 days

Case Summary:

Since its inception, North America Immigration Law Group has had the opportunity of serving thousands of clients working in areas ranging from V2X Communications to Cancer Immunotherapy. It goes without saying that our team has honed themselves at this job which makes it possible for them to attend to the ever-changing demands of the clients and the adjudicating authorities at USCIS. It is this that has provided our team with the necessary tools to tackle clients with different requirements.

Whenever we get a client from any walk of life, we follow the routine procedure of checking up on their credentials and then collecting any and all necessary documents pertaining to their academic and professional career. These documents are used to provide us with data that is later used in the petition letter. The petition letter is supported by documents such as letters of recommendation from experts in the field, updated CVs, transcripts from various institutions, etc. This forms the petition packet which is then sent to USCIS for adjudication. The adjudicating bench takes into consideration the petition and depending on several factors, the case gets approval in its due course.

So, when a visiting scholar in the field of synthetic chemistry from Mauritius came to us with her request for filing an NIW (National Interest Waiver) petition, our team responded according to our protocol. We were quick to find that her proposed endeavor is to continue her research on developing polymer networks with enhanced properties using sustainable methods to produce novel polymers useful for applications such as drug delivery systems, rechargeable batteries, and multifunctional materials. This made it evident that her research advancing her proposed endeavor is of great importance because it reduces the amount of plastic waste in the world by making biodegradable polymers a viable alternative to conventional synthetic polymers.

After some deliberation, we settled on 4 recommendation letters that we included in her packet for USCIS. A few excerpts are quoted from these below:

“[The client] developed a better catalytic system for the production of these two sought-after polymers that were more environmentally friendly, solvent-free, and operated at low carbon dioxide pressures. [Client’s] research on this project benefits both manufacturers as well as the environment as her proposed system is more efficient and sustainable than the current alternative.”

“[Client’s] work to improve anticancer drug delivery systems is vital to the United States, as cancer is the second leading cause of death in the country. There have been 1.8 million cancer cases diagnosed in 2020 so far in the United States, with over 600,000 resulting deaths.”

“[Client’s] work improves the applicability of flame retardants while also making them environmentally friendly and sustainable. Due to the increasing fire-related death toll and property damages in the United States, [client’s] work is deeply important and beneficial to the nation.”

On the balance:

  • Her academic performance was gauged by the 9 peer-reviewed journal articles (6 of them first-authored) that she had published.
  • These papers were published in no fewer than 5 highly ranked peer-reviewed journals.
  • These publications have been cited a total of 143 times.
  • Furthermore, her study has received funding from the National Research Foundation, South Africa.
  • Her study has also been supported by funding from the Department of Science and Technology of India.
  • We highlighted at the end that her research into biomedical applications of biodegradable, sustainable polymers will continue to be circulated to others in the field through the publication of papers in peer-reviewed journals and conference presentations.

All of these information pieces were put together in such a convincing manner that it was no surprise to hear of the case approval from USCIS. We are glad of having helped her in this process and we look forward to many further collaborations with similar clients in the future.

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