October 01, 2013

Immigration presentation for faculty, staff Oct. 11

by Pete Rosenbery

A presentation regarding the steps necessary for university faculty, staff and researchers to gain legal permanent residency status in the U.S. will be Oct. 11.

The session with Thomas J. Arkell, an immigration attorney with the Bloomington-based Dunn Law Firm, LLP., will also cover the importance of Optical Practical Training, or OPT, an internship-type experience for students and the conversion to H1-B status which covers specialty occupations.

The free session is from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in the SIU School of Law Hiram H. Lesar Law Building Courtroom.