We won a case for a surgeon who had over 31 years of research, teaching and surgical experience. This applicant was highly qualified and known in the field to be one of the few that have reached the highest level of success. He was very well published with over 90 publications and authorship of a multitude of book chapters. We provided extensive documentary evidence to show that he was one of the premier surgeons in his expertise. This applicant was frequently called upon as an invited speaker and presented his work worldwide. We also provided evidence to show his extensive contributions to the field, which included numerous patents, technical guidebooks, and several book chapters. He also qualified to judge the work of others as a session chair, committee member, conference organizer, journal reviewer, and thesis examiner. He also was a member of several prestigious professional societies, which required nomination for membership.
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We won a case for a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry as an Outstanding Researcher. This applicant had over 22 years of research experience in the field and was a noted expert. We submitted documentary evidence to show his multiple patents and the commercialization of his patented work. We also provided extensive documentation to show his significant publication record and the multitude of citations resulting from his innovative and pioneering work. This applicant also qualified as a reviewer for several international scientific journals. It was noted in his reference letters that due to his high level of expertise, he was considered one of the best in his field, and consequently was invited on numerous occasions to evaluate manuscripts for publication. We claimed qualification in 3 components of the category: publications, contributions and judge of others work.
We won this case following a response to a Request for Evidence. Service requested further clarification on the "permanency" of the job offer, which was with a University. We submitted the HR policies/procedures documentation to show that the position was permanent and met the Service requirements. Letters from the HR as well as the Department were submitted to show that the position would continue and that funding was available to support this position. Applicant had over twenty-three years of research experience and as a result had a vast list of notable publications and presentations of her research. We provided documentary evidence to show the significant impact her research had on the field. She had an extensive list of noteworthy academic awards and fellowships at very prestigious research universities. We were able to provide expert letters from very prominent institutes in the world that highlighted her work as undoubtedly innovative, pioneering and as having significant impact on the field.
We won this case following a Request for Evidence, which included requests for further documentary evidence to show that the grant awards received were considered "highly competitive" and awarded based on the applicant's outstanding achievements. We provided documentation to show that the applicant was featured in major media for his innovative work. We provided additional expert letters that reiterated the applicant truly stood out amongst his peers and more than qualified for the category. The applicant was offered a position at a very prestigious university, which has a worldwide reputation as "the best business schools in the world." Given that he was offered such a position at a very young age, this clearly identified him as "outstanding."
We won a case following a Request for Evidence for a scientist considered extraordinary in his field. This Ph.D. was an internationally renowned scientist who is acclaimed and respected in the international research community for his expertise in the area of corneal innate immunity and microbial keratitis. His unique specialty set him apart from others in the field. He was invited to review for a high impact scientific journal. He also had an extensive publication list as well as presentations world-wide for his innovative and pioneering work. This applicant served as a reviewer for over 5 journals and also served on the editorial board of two prestigious journals. We also argued in our response to the RFE that this applicant's extensive contributions to the field were beyond the normal scope of a researcher with his years of educational and work experience.
This applicant provided a 5-year contract for services in a medically underserved area, a copy of his J-1 residency requirement waiver, letters from the Health and Human Services office in his area requesting his services, documentation to reflect the statistics of the health professional shortage in his employment area as well as copies of his license to practice medicine.
We won a case for an Alien of Extraordinary Ability who qualified in numerous components of the category. We argued her contributions were significant as clearly documented by the multitude of reference letters supplied by leading experts in her field. She also had an extensive publication list as well as invitations to present this extraordinary work. Her research has had a significant impact in the field, and consequently the citation record of her work is far greater than most scientists with her years of educational and work experience. As a result of her international reputation, she was also asked to act as a judge of the work of her peers. She was involved in numerous collaborations. This applicant was also featured in such major media as The New York Times and Science Daily.
We won a case for a physician who provided a contract for services for 5 years in a medically underserved area. This applicant also submitted copies of his degree, medical license, medical degree equivalency evaluation, USMLE Step 1, 2 and 3, status paperwork, letter from potential employer stating need, documentation of statistical data on medically underserved area and a letter from Bureau of Health Care Services.
We won a case for an Outstanding Researcher who worked for a private company. This applicant provided substantial evidence regarding the company's accomplishments and ability to pay as well as documentation of the 3 full-time researchers on staff. We were also able to provide evidence that the applicant qualified by providing his publications, patented work, membership in a prestigious professional society, extensive presentation listing as well as years of industry experience. This applicant's specialty enabled his employer to provide contemporary services to its clients while also continuing to conduct innovative research critical to the advancement of his field.
We won a case for an Outstanding Researcher who had over 23 years of research experience. She was considered one of the foremost experts in the field of medical research. She has an extensive publication record along with a multitude of presentations. This applicant was working on such illnesses as asthma, allergies and other lung ailments. Her innovative and pioneering work was recognized by the number of manuscripts accepted for publication in high impact journals. She also provided evidence to support her case in the following criteria: honors/awards, professional memberships, publications, contributions and acting as a judge. We received an RFE requesting further documentation to support her already well-documented qualifications. Upon submitting several additional reference letters noting her outstanding qualifications, the I-140 was approved.