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How Did We Draft Cover Letters for Successful EB-1A Petitions without RFE in 2022?

Attorney Lunbing Chen Altaffer is the co-founder and current managing member of Altaffer & Chen PLLC, a law firm based in Dallas, Texas.  In 2022, Attorney Chen significantly participated in two successful EB-1A petitions, which USCIS granted quickly upon respective receipt of each request for premium processing without RFE (request for evidence). One petitioner was a fund manager, and another was an environmental expert. 



Altaffer & Chen PLLC 是一家位于美国德州达拉斯的律师事务所。本所创始及现任管理合伙人,CHEN律师,于2022年实质性参与了两个成功的杰出人才绿卡申请:申请人一个是基金经理,另一个是环保专家。两个申请递交相差几个月的案件均申请了加急处理服务,而USCIS(美国公民及移民服务局)在先后收到案件后也分别很快一次性批准了两个申请,并没有象此类案件中常见的那样,要求申请人提交补充证据材料(Request for Further Evidence, RFE)。


Prepare an EB-1A Petition

For an EB-1A petition, different attorneys have distinct ways to handle it. We would thoroughly evaluate a possible case according to the specific facts of a prospective client and decide whether to represent the client.  If a representation decision has been made, we generally first help our clients collect as much as possible relevant, probative, and credible evidence as per our deep understanding of the pertinent laws, policies, and most recently published cases which we regularly study.  Second, we review carefully every document (including reference letters) that is intended to be submitted to prove our client's eligibility and resolve any inconsistencies or discrepancies among the evidentiary documents, in case there is any.  If an examiner raises any doubt on one of the evidentiary pieces, the credibility of the remaining evidence will be negatively affected, and the examiner might deny the petition in the worst case. Third, we search the internet and check if there is adverse information about our client (and take corresponding steps when necessary) because the examiner may consider the evidence publicly available from the World Wide Web. Finally, we make sure every documentation that is in a foreign language other than English to be translated into English by a competent translator with a certificate of translation in compliance with 8 C.F.R. § 103.2(b)(3).