Miller Mayer immigration attorneys Steve Yale-Loehr, Sandra Bruno, and Jane Zhang recently received a green card for a client in the EB-1A extraordinary ability category. The foreign national, now a U.S. permanent resident, originally filed an asylum application over three years ago. His career as an international journalist was hindered while waiting for adjudication of the asylum application. Tired of the long wait, we decided to file an EB-1A petition, based on his extraordinary ability as a journalist. The petition presented compelling evidence of his contributions as a journalist, receipt of awards within his field, and mentions of his work in major news outlets throughout the world. The EB-1A petition was approved in 11 days without a request for evidence. He will now be able to continue his career as an international journalist and will be able to return home as a permanent resident.