Immigration attorney to speak Oct. 17 to University of Georgia’s international students about working in the U.S.
ATHENS, Ga. — Atlanta-based immigration attorney Danielle Claffey, a partner with Kuck Immigration Partners LLC, will speak about international students’ employment options after they complete their Optional Practical Training period. The free talk is sponsored by Immigration Services in the Office of International Education and will be held on Oct. 17, 1 to 3 p.m., in room 248 of the Zell B. Miller Learning Center.
OPT allows for temporary U.S. employment related to a student’s major area of study, and eligible students can receive an initial period of up to 12 months of OPT employment authorization.
“I hope international students take advantage of this opportunity to review their immigration options for free,” said Jennifer Beasley, international student and scholar adviser at the Office of International Education. Although this talk is specifically designed for students on F-1 visas planning for U.S. employment after OPT, all international students are encouraged to attend the event.
The presentation will cover various work visa options for international students, including H1-B, TN, L-1, O-1 and J-1, and immigrant visas such as the permanent resident card, also known as a green card. There also will be an opportunity for questions and answers following her presentation.
Claffey practices in all areas of U.S. immigration and nationality law. After earning her law degree from Florida Coastal School of Law in 2006, she has become an expert in business immigration issues for a variety of corporations throughout the U.S.
About the Office of International Education
The Office of International Education supports the University of Georgia’s academic, research and outreach missions and strategic directions through the promotion of global learning experiences for students, the sponsorship and support of international students, scholars, faculty and staff, and the development of international research and instructional partnerships and collaborations. For more information, visit oie.uga.edu.