5718 Westheimer Road
Suite 1100
Houston, TX 77057
www.niwus.com

Tel: 800.878.1807 (U.S. Toll Free)
Tel: 950.4034.8985 (中国直拨)
Fax: 866.608.2766
Email: zliu@niwus.com

NIW Cases Approved in April 2009

This report includes seventeen (17) National Interest Waiver (NIW) cases filed by Liu & Associates and approved by the USCIS in April 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:     Chemistry
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                  Published 12 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 120 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                November 7, 2007
Approval Date:           April 16, 2009

Case #2:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Medical research
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                  Published 3 journal papers                        
Supporting Letters:    5 including 1 independent experts
Filing Date:                December 28, 2007
Approval Date:           April 21, 2009

Case #3:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Biomedical research
Major Credentials:     Master's from a foreign university
                                  Published 10 journal papers
                                 Cited approximately 40 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:   6 including 4 independent experts
Filing Date:               May 9, 2008
Approval Date:          April 30, 2009

Case #4:

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Microbiology
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                 Published 8 journal papers
                                 Cited approximately 55 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:   6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:               January 9, 2008
Approval Date:          April 20, 2009

Case #5

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Medical research
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 8 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 50 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                January 23, 2008
Approval Date:           April 8, 2009

Case #6:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Molecular Biology
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                  Published more than 10 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 160 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                September 11, 2008
Approval Date:           April 1, 2009

Case #7:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Chemistry
Major Credentials:     Ph. D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 3 journal papers
Supporting Letters:   6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:               January 3, 2008
Approval Date:          April 20, 2009

Case #8:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Chemistry
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 12 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 25 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                December 2, 2008
Approval Date:           April 23, 2009

Case #9:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Geology
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 12 journal papers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                October 28, 2008
Approval Date:           April 15, 2009

Case #10:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Neuroscience
Major Credentials:     Ph. D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 5 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 70 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                January 22, 2008
Approval Date:           April 14, 2009

Case #11:  

Case Type:               Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:    Polymer Science
Major Credentials:    Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                 Published 8 journal papers
                                 Cited approximately 140 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:   6 including 1 independent experts
Filing Date:               March 24, 2008
Approval Date:          April 6, 2009

Case #12:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Biochemistry
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 5 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 140 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date:                November 20, 2007        
Approval Date:           April 2, 2009

Case #13:  

Case Type:               Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:    Civil and Environmental Engineering
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                 Published 12 journal papers
Supporting Letters:   6 including 1 independent experts
Filing Date:               February 26, 2008
Approval Date:          April 27, 2009

Case #14:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Organic Chemistry
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a foreign university
                                  Published 5 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 45 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    5
Filing Date:                January 22, 2008
Approval Date:          April 8, 2009

Case #15:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW I-290B Appeal*
Field of Research:     Protein Research
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                 Cited approximately 120 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:   2 independent experts
Filing Date:               June 2, 2008
Approval Date:          April 30, 2009

*Applicant filed NIW I-140 petition by himself. After the petition was denied by USCIS,
Applicant retained Liu & Associates to appeal the case to AAO.

Case #16:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Civil Engineering
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 10 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 30 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 1 independent experts
Filing Date:                May 15, 2008
Approval Date:           April 30, 2009


Case #17:  

Case Type:                Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research:     Cell Biology
Major Credentials:     Ph.D. from a U.S. university
                                  Published 6 journal papers
                                  Cited approximately 35 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters:    6 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date:                February 6, 2008                
Approval Date:           April 14, 2009

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

Request A Free Evaluation