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近期批准的NIW案例及专业背景
作者:刘宗坤律师     发文时间: 2009年05月27日 06:00:10
近期批准的NIW案例及专业背景

This report includes sixty-four (64) National Interest Waiver (NIW) cases
filed by Liu & Associates and recently approved by the USCIS. We list the
basic credentials of each case and hope the readers find the information
helpful. For confidentiality purpose, a numeric 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, Certified Paralegal 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: Masters 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

Case #18:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Chemical Engineering
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a U.S. university
Published 7 journal papers
Cited approximately 50 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date: April 23, 2008
Approval Date: March 3, 2009

Case #19:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Nanoelectronics
Major Credentials: B.S. from a foreign university
Published 10 journal papers
Co-authored 1 book chapter
Cited approximately 100 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date: April 2, 2008
Approval Date: March 23, 2009

Case #20:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Wireless Communications
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a U.S. university
Published 5 journal papers
Cited approximately 75 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date: March 18, 2008
Approval Date: March 30, 2009

Case #21:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Information Systems
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a U.S. university
Published 10 journal papers
Cited approximately 30 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 6 including 4 journal papers
Filing Date: December 3, 2008
Approval Date: March 26, 2009

Case #22:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Physics (Advanced Materials)
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a U.S. university
Published 21 journal papers
Cited approximately 30 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 6
Filing Date: February 5, 2008
Approval Date: March 6, 2009

Case #23:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Nanotechnology
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a U.S. university
Published 21 journal papers
Cited approximately 60 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 2 independent experts
Filing Date: March 11, 2008
Approval Date: March 17, 2009

Case #24:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Photonics
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a U.S. university
Published 22 journal papers
Cited approximately 20 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 6 including 1 independent expert
Filing Date: February 15, 2008
Approval Date: March 16, 2009

Case #25:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Virology and Immunology
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a foreign university
Published 22 journal papers
Supporting Letters: 6 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date: December 27, 2007
Approval Date: March 23, 2009

Case #26:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Polymer Science
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a U.S. university
Published 16 journal papers
Cited approximately 80 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 5 including 1 independent expert
Filing Date: April 7, 2008
Approval Date: March 5, 2009

Case #27:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Nanomaterials
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a U.S. university
Published 10 journal papers
Cited approximately 230 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date: April 28, 2008
Approval Date: March 6, 2009

Case #28:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Catastrophe Modeling
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a U.S. university
Published 5 journal papers
Supporting Letters: 5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date: September 5, 2007
Approval Date: March 30, 2009

Case #29:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a U.S. university
Published 6 journal papers

Supporting Letters: 6 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date: December 12, 2007
Approval Date: March 31, 2009

Case #30:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Space and Petroleum Drilling
Major Credentials: 2 Ph.D.s from U.S. universities
Published 18 journal papers
Supporting Letters: 6 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date: January 31, 2008
Approval Date: March 6, 2009

Case #31:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Materials science
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a U.S. university
Published 16 journal papers
Cited approximately 30 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 6 including 1 independent expert
Filing Date: April 2, 2008
Approval Date: March 2, 2009

Case #32:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Pavement Engineering
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a U.S. university
Published 16 journal papers
Cited approximately 35 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 5 including 1 independent expert
Filing Date: February 20, 2008
Approval Date: March 27, 2009

Case #33:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Computer Science
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a U.S. university
Published 7 journal papers
Cited approximately 95 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date: November 6, 2007
Approval Date: March 25, 2009

Case #34:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Computational Chemistry
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a U.S. university
Published 6 journal papers
Published 2 book chapters
Cited approximately 200 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 6 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date: October 9, 2008
Approval Date: March 18, 2009

Case #35:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Computational Biology
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a foreign university
Published 15 journal papers
Cited approximately 60 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date: March 5, 2008
Approval Date: March 20, 2009

Case #36:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Chemistry
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a U.S. university
Published 7 journal papers
Cited approximately 200 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 6 including 4 independent experts
Filing Date: April 1, 2008
Approval Date: March 23, 2009

Case #37:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Biomedical Engineering
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a U.S. university
Published 20 journal papers
Cited approximately 110 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date: April 7, 2008
Approval Date: March 25, 2009

Case #38:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Hepatology
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a foreign university
Published 5 journal papers
Supporting Letters: 6 including 4 independent experts
Filing Date: February 15, 2008
Approval Date: March 6, 2009

Case #39:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Cellular and Molecular Biology
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a foreign university
Published 6 journal papers
Supporting Letters: 6 including 3 independent experts
Filing Date: March 4, 2008
Approval Date: March 20, 2009

Case #40:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Computational Chemistry
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a U.S. university
Published 22 journal papers
Cited approximately 220 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date: December 11, 2007
Approval Date: March 26, 2009

Case #41:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Biochemistry
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a U.S. university
Published 6 journal papers
Cited approximately 50 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 6 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date: September 26, 2007
Approval Date: February 17, 2009

Case #42:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Immunology
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a U.S. university
Published 7 journal papers
Supporting Letters: 6 including 4 independent experts
Filing Date: October 23, 2007
Approval Date: February 19, 2009


Case #43:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW RFE*
Field of Research: Chemistry
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from
Cited approximately 40 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 2 independent experts
Filing Date: July 30, 2007 (*RFE sent January 26, 2009)
Approval Date: February 9, 2009
*Applicant filed I-140 NIW petition by himself. After receiving RFE,
Applicant retained Liu & Associates to file response to USCIS.

Case #44:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Veterinary Radiology
Major Credentials: M.S. from a U.S. university
Published 12 journal papers
Cited approximately 60 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 6 including 1 independent expert
Filing Date: September 1, 2007
Approval Date: February 9, 2009

Case #45:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Biochemistry
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a foreign university
Published 18 journal papers
Holds 3 patents
Cited approximately 250 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 7 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date: September 18, 2007
Approval Date: February 9, 2009

Case #46:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Environmental Chemistry
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a U.S. university
Published 12 journal papers
Supporting Letters: 5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date: September 10, 2007
Approval Date: February 18, 2009

Case #47:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Condensed Matter Physics
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a foreign university
Published 14 journal papers
Cited approximately 130 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date: November 6, 2007
Approval Date: February 6, 2009

Case #48:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Medical Imaging Physics
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a U.S. university
Published 11 journal papers
Supporting Letters: 6 including 4 independent experts
Filing Date: February 1, 2008
Approval Date: February 27, 2009


Case #49:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Pharmacology
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a foreign university
Published 8 journal papers
Co-authored 1 book
Cited approximately 70 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 6 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date: March 18, 2008
Approval Date: February 20, 2009

Case #50:

Case Type: Eb-2 NIW
Field of Research: Pathology and Pathophysiology
Major Credentials: Ph.D. from a foreign university
Published 30 journal papers
Co-authored 1 book chapter
Cited approximately 120 times by other researchers
Supporting Letters: 5 including 2 independent experts
Filing Date: April 1, 2008
Approval Date: February 23, 2009

Case #51:

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 #52:

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 #53:

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 #54:

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 #55:

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 #56:

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 #57:

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 #58:

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 #59:

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 #60:

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 #61:

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 #62:

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 #63:

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 #64:

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

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刘宗坤律师(Z. Zac Liu, Esq.),法学博士(J.D., Valparaiso University School
of Law)、哲学博士(Ph.D., Peking University),伊利诺伊州最高法院及联邦法院
执照,曾担任Valparaiso University Law Review的编辑和审稿人, 著有中英文书籍
多种,散见于中美各大学图书馆。执业以来,他已代理无数名来自世界各地的科研人员
和专业人士成功获得绿卡及各类非移民签证,尤其在国家利益豁免(NIW)、特殊人才
(Eb-1A)、杰出教授和研究员(EB-1B)、PERM 劳工证、H-1B工作签证等方面积累了
丰富的经验。有兴趣提出申请的读者,可将简历发往zliu@niwus.com。刘律师会在两个
工作日内对您的情况做出免费评估。

白凯玲律师 (Kellie Pai, Esq.),法学博士(J.D.,University of Houston Law
Center)、文学学士(B.A., University of Texas at Austin),德克萨斯州最高法院执
照,联邦法院执照,刘宗坤联合律师事务所专业移民律师。

Christina T. Le 律师,法学博士(J.D.,University of Houston Law Center)、文学
学士(B.A., Northwestern University),德克萨斯州最高法院执照,刘宗坤联合律师事
务所专业移民律师。

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