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Attorney Kornfeld has obtained approvals of many employment-based immigration petitions, such as National Interest Waiver, Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Researcher and PERM labor certification-based immigrant visa petitions, family petitions, removal cases and asylum petitions, and has an excellent success rate, despite the extremely challenging nature of these petitions and cases.

Regarding the employment-based petitions, Attorney Kornfeld provides detailed instructions and checklists and thorough outlines of recommendation letters and sample letters; exhaustively reviews drafts of letters from recommenders; extensively reviews the scientist’s field and achievements and prepares a clear and compelling discussion of them in lay terms for the immigration petition; and files a comprehensive petition package, which includes a legal memorandum and carefully organized supporting documents.

After USCIS approves the immigrant visa petition, Attorney Kornfeld continues to provide legal advice concerning employment authorization, foreign travel and changes in employment as it relates to the pending application to adjust status (Form I-485), until the adjustment of status application is approved.

Extraordinary Ability EB-1A Petition for a soccer coach:

Attorney Kornfeld obtained an approval for a Form I-140 EB-1A Extraordinary Ability Petition for a soccer coach of exceptional talent. Through the coach’s knowledge and expertise in his field, Attorney Kornfeld demonstrated how he rose to the apex of his field in soccer and has helped to advance the sport of soccer in the US and internationally. Attorney Kornfeld highlighted the coach’s contributions to the soccer field, his serving as a coach for national soccer teams, his position in a soccer company, and his responsibilities like educating and guiding other coaches, greatly enhancing the overall quality of coaching and leadership in the soccer game and contributing to the advancement of soccer in the US.

Multinational Manager Petition EB-1C for an accounting manager:

Attorney Kornfeld obtained an approval for a multinational manager petition (EB-1C) for an accounting manager at a global software company headquartered in the US. The software company specializes in developing production-quality software ranging from complex CAD/CAM and financial applications to internal operational control systems, leveraging mobile, cloud, high performance, and parallel computing technologies. Attorney Kornfeld demonstrated the accounting manager’s executive and managerial duties performed for the company and how the presence of the accounting manager in the US is beneficial for the software company.

Extraordinary Ability EB-1A Petition for an aerospace engineer:

Attorney Kornfeld obtained an approval of an Extraordinary Ability EB-1A petition for an aerospace engineer who has developed advanced systems that improve the efficiency and safety of aircraft. Attorney Kornfeld highlighted the engineer’s innovative contributions to the industries of air travel and sustainable energy. Now, the engineer and his spouse can apply to become lawful permanent residents of the US.

H-1B visas for the STEM fields

Attorney Kornfeld has obtained many approvals of H-1B petitions for professional (“specialty occupation”) workers for a diverse array of jobs, including those in the STEM fields, business, teaching, and in cutting edge roles, such as data scientists and business intelligence analysts.  Attorney Kornfeld provides a comprehensive legal discussion in support of the H-1B petition, including referencing case law; Federal laws, regulations, manuals and policies; online job ads and other industry literature.  Based on this information, Attorney Kornfeld crafts compelling arguments as to why the particular position that is the subject of the H-1B petition meets the requisite criteria to succeed in USCIS granting H-1B status. Such extensive legal arguments are especially important for positions that allow for many fields of study as their minimum education requirement, such as market research analysts and computer systems analysts.

Extraordinary Ability EB-1A Petition for a ballerina:

Attorney Kornfeld obtained an approval of an Extraordinary Ability EB-1A petition for a ballerina who performed leading roles in dance ensembles in the US and her native country of Peru. Attorney Kornfeld bolstered the petition with letters of recommendation from the directors of these renowned ensembles, critical reviews of the ballerina’s performances, and proof that she won competitive awards and fellowships.

National Interest Waiver EB-2 Petition for a biologist:

Attorney Kornfeld obtained an approval of a National Interest Waiver (NIW) petition for a research scientist who founded a biotechnology company and works at a prestigious medical school. The scientist has made groundbreaking discoveries in the relationship between aging and diseases, including COVID-19, Alzheimer’s, and various cancers. Attorney Kornfeld demonstrated that it is in the best interest of the US to waive the job offer requirement so that the scientist can continue her research in this critical field.

Outstanding Researcher EB1-B Petition for a research scientist:

Attorney Kornfeld obtained an approval of the Outstanding Researcher Petition for a research scientist at a prestigious cancer research and treatment institute. He has made novel and significant contributions to the field of cancer therapeutics and targeted drug delivery, which has elevated him to an outstanding researcher of international standing.

Outstanding Researcher EB1-B Petition for a research scientist:

Attorney Kornfeld obtained an approval of the Outstanding Researcher Petition for a research scientist at a prestigious cancer research and treatment institute. He has

has made novel and significant contributions to the field of cancer therapeutics and targeted drug delivery, which has elevated him to an outstanding researcher of international standing.

Asylum for an Egyptian woman :

Attorney Kornfeld helped an Egyptian woman to gain asylum in the US after demonstrating to USCIS that she had suffered persecution, and had a reasonable chance of suffering persecution if she returned to Egypt, on account of her religion and political opinion.

Multinational Manager Petition EB-1C for a managing director:

Attorney Kornfeld obtained an approval for a multinational manager petition (EB-1C) for a managing director for a school recruitment and college admissions consulting firm. The school provides educational services of education consulting, overseas study counselling and examination-directed training for Chinese students who wish to further their secondary education in the US. Attorney Kornfeld demonstrated the managing director’s executive and managerial duties performed at the US subsidiary and how the presence of the managing director in the US is beneficial for the future of the school.

National Interest Waiver EB-2 petition for an Iranian foreign relations expert:

Attorney Kornfeld obtained an approval of a National Interest Waiver (NIW) petition for a political scholar of US-Iran relations. Attorney Kornfeld emphasized that the scholar’s expert understanding of Iranian politics and law is crucial to the efforts of US policy makers to improve foreign relations with Iran.

Extraordinary Ability O-1 Petition for a medical instructor:

Attorney Kornfeld obtained an approval of an Extraordinary Ability O-1 petition for a medical instructor at a prestigious medical school. The instructor has advanced the understanding of the role of gene mutations in kidney disease and published his research findings in top-ranked academic journals in the US and Europe. Attorney Kornfeld highlighted the leading role that the scientist has performed as a researcher, instructor, and lecturer at a distinguished institution.

National Interest Waiver EB-2 Petition for a social scientist:

Attorney Kornfeld obtained an approval of a National Interest Waiver (NIW) petition for a social scientist with experience as a college professor, government advisor and business consultant. Attorney Kornfeld explained how the scientist’s research on strategic management and intellectual property has strengthened the US economy and the market advantage of pharmaceutical companies. The scientist is one of the few academic specialists on the Japanese economy in the US, and thanks to the approved O-1 petition, she can continue to lend her expertise to US companies and apply her innovative research to healthcare organizations.

Outstanding Researcher EB-1B Petition for a pharmacy professor:

Attorney Kornfeld obtained an approval of an Outstanding Researcher Petition for a professor of pharmaceutical sciences and drug delivery systems. The researcher developed drugs using novel manufacturing techniques that lower production costs and improve quality assurance. Attorney Kornfeld drew attention to the professor’s cutting-edge research and its applications in the pharmaceutical industry.

National Interest Waiver Petition for a professor of occupational therapy:

Attorney Kornfeld obtained an approval of the National Interest Waiver (NIW) for a professor of occupational therapy at a U.S. University. The professor’s work in the fields of occupational therapy, rehabilitation sciences, and gerontology and her pioneering research in treating and preventing diseases of the elderly are of substantial intrinsic merit and provide a prospective national benefit due to the dramatic increase in health care expenditures that have been forecast as the baby boomers reach the retirement age in the next two decades.

Attorney Kornfeld skillfully focused the attention of USCIS on the professor’s unique multidisciplinary background and expertise in occupational therapy, rehabilitation sciences and gerontology to set her apart from others in her field.

National Interest Waiver Petition for a foreign parliamentarian:

Attorney Kornfeld obtained an approval of the National Interest Waiver (NIW) for a research scholar in US foreign relations with Iran and women’s studies who served as a member of the Iranian Parliament.

Outstanding Researcher EB1-B Petition for a professor:

Attorney Kornfeld obtained an approval of the Outstanding Researcher petition for a professor in the field of pharmaceutical sciences within two weeks using premium processing, without receiving any request for additional evidence from USCIS.

The scientist performed pioneering research in the development of novel drug delivery systems for the treatment of breast cancer, Parkinson’s Disease, glaucoma, and epilepsy, among other diseases.

National Interest Waiver Petition for a Harvard University political scientist:

Attorney Kornfeld obtained an approval of the National Interest Waiver (NIW) for a Harvard University political scientist in the fields of political economy of civil conflict and healthcare.

Asylum for a Ugandan woman :

Attorney Kornfeld represented a Ugandan woman to gain asylum in the US after showing that she had suffered persecution, and had a reasonable chance of suffering persecution if she returned to Uganda, on account of her imputed political opinion and membership in a particular social group.