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NIW Cases Approved in January 2009

This report includes fourteen (14) National Interest Waiver (NIW) cases filed by Liu & Associates and approved by the USCIS in January 2009. We list the basic credentials of each case and hope the readers find the information helpful. For confidentiality purposes, a number is assigned to replace the petitioner/beneficiary's name in each case. It is our firm’s policy to hold client’s information strictly confidential.

Compiled and briefed by Tiffany Smith, Senior Legal Assistant at Liu & Associates, PLLC.

Case #1:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Semiconductor Research
Major Credentials:      Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                   Published 8 journal papers
Supporting Letters:     6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                 August 15, 2007
Approval Date:           January 26, 2009

Case #2:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Environmental Engineering
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 7 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 35 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                October 16, 2007
Approval Date:           January 30, 2009

Case #3:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Biotechnology
Major Credentials:     M.S. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 14 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 80 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    5 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                July 27, 2007
Approval Date:           January 12, 2009

Case #4:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Microbiology
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                  Published 18 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 50 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                October 12, 2007
Approval Date:           January 29, 2009

Case #5:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Experimental Physics
Major Credentials:      Ph.D. from a U.S. university.
                                  Published 15 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 80 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    5 including 1 independent expert
Filing Date:                October 9, 2007
Approval Date:           January 22, 2009

Case #6:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Materials Science
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 8 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 30 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                August 1, 2008
Approval Date:          January 30, 2009

Case #7:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Developmental Biology
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                  Published 9 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 95 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    5 including 2 independent experts        
Filing Date:                February 8, 2009
Approval Date:          January 5, 2009

Case #8:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Surface Chemistry
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 16 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 75 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                October 16, 2007
Approval Date:           January 29, 2009

Case #9:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Chemical Engineering and Polymer Science
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                  Published 11 journal papers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                October 13, 2008
Approval Date:           January 21, 2009

Case #10:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                  Published 12 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 35 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    6
Filing Date:                July 23, 2007
Approval Date:           January 26, 2009

Case #11:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Computer Science
Major Credentials:     M.E. from a foreign university
                                  Published 10 journal papers
Supporting Letters:    5 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                August 6, 2007
Approval Date:           January 28, 2009

Case #12:  

Case Type:                Eb-1A
Field of Research:     Medical Imaging Physics
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 20 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 125 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    4 including 1 independent expert
Filing Date:                January 7, 2008
Approval Date:           January 29, 2009

Case #13:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Structural Engineering
Major Credentials:      Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 13 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 74 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                October 25, 2007
Approval Date:           January 28, 2009

Case #14:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Biomedical Research
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 10 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 135 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 4 independent experts
Filing Date:                May 6, 2008
Approval Date:           January 12, 2009

For more approved cases, please see http://www.niwus.com/Approvals.html.

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