Immigration Law News
Update on 2nd Preference Employment-Based Immigration by Virtue of National Interest Waiver (NIW) (2003 No. 3)
Another Petition Approved
The Law Offices of I. Jay Fredman, P.C. proudly announces that another NIW case was approved by USCIS on July 15, 2003. This newly approved I-140 Petition was initially received by the USCIS on December2, 2002. At that time the Petitioner was represented by another attorney who is not associated with the Law Offices of I. Jay Fredman, P.C. The USCIS issued a notice requesting additional evidence on March 27, 2003. After a consultation session, the Petitioner retained our law office to represent her on April 8, 2003.
Chinese Physician-Scientist Supported
The Petitioner, from China, is a research scientist working in the combined fields of reproductive endocrinology, infectious disease, and pharmacology. She has been conducting research in Maryland as an independent research scientist (contractor) since late 1999, and her research has been contracted and thus funded by a U.S. Government agency. On June 13, 2003, the Law Offices of I. Jay Fredman, P.C., with Mi Puyang as the attorney of record, submitted a well-drafted legal brief of 22 pages with carefully-screened and highly defined supporting documentation, including award certificates, publications, professional membership evidence, testimonial letters, and the documentary evidence as a result of the attorney’s diligent and skillful research.
It is noteworthy that this Petitioner has been conducting research in the U.S. since 1996. As an outstanding physician-scientist, she worked at the NIH for about 4 hears before she became an independent research scientist. REpresented by the same previous attorney, she submitted her first I-140 petition via Extraordinary in 2001. It was eventually denide3d by USCIS in 2003 after failing to satisfy the USCIS request for additional evidence. In short, this Petitioner’s journey to becoming a lawful permanent resident of the U.S. was beset with problems.
We are very proud that we finally brought an end to the arduous process for this Petitioner. Now she and her family members are peacefully waiting for their USCIS to adjudicate their I-485 applications. We highly appreciate her trust and the decision to retain the Law Offices of I. Jay Fredman, P.C. to represent her in achieving her objectives.
In addition, according to USCIS’ processing time published on June 15, 2003, it has been adjudicating NIW petitions received on May 22, 2002. However, this information is not strictly accurate, since one or our clients’ I-140 Petition, received by USCIS on May 6, 2002, is still pending. We sincerely hope that USCIS can speed up its slow and daunting review process, which would be beneficial to all U.S. citizens who stand to benefit to from our clients’ continued work in the United States.
We thank you for the opportunity to represent you in your immigration matters. We also thank you for your continued s8upport for our quality legal services. We are committed to our best effort in achieving your objectives.