Mr. Thomas J. Arkell

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Dunn, Willard, Arkell & Bugg
1001 N. Main St.

Bloomington, IL 61701
(309) 828-6241

THOMAS J. ARKELL, a partner with Dunn Law Firm, LLP in Bloomington, Illinois, founded in 1915.  He was enrolled as an international student and became a permanent resident before obtaining his United States citizenship. He earned both his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Notre Dame. His immigration experience includes representing colleges, universities, professors, researchers, scientists, physicians, professional athletes, administrators, healthcare professionals, corporations and individuals on various issues. He is licensed to practice law in Illinois, Minnesota and the District of Columbia.

His experience includes:

  • Employment Based Permanent Residence ("Green Cards" - EB-1, EB-2, EB-3 and EB-5)
  • Extraordinary Ability, Outstanding Professor or Researcher, Exceptional Ability, National Interest Waiver, Multinational Executives and Managers
  • Labor Certification  (PERM Professional and PERM Optional Special Recruitment - "Special Handling")
  • Nonimmigrant Status/Visas (i.e., E-2, H-1B, H-2B, J-1 (including waiver of foreign residence requirement), K, L-1A, L-1B, O-1, P-1, R-1)
  • F-1 Status/Visas (i.e., OPT, CPT, change of status)
  • NAFTA-TN Professionals (Border and ServiceCenter Applications)
  • Physicians and healthcare professionals
  • Family Based Permanent Residence
  • Citizenship Applications (USCIS and Department of State)
  • Consular Processing
  • I-9 self-audits
  • Immigration processes and procedures audits
  • Prevailing wage disputes with State Workforce Agencies ("SWA") and United States Department of Labor ("DOL")
  • Visitor Visas (B-1, B-2, VWP)/Honoraria Issues
  • Social Security and Drivers License Issues
  • Spousal Work Eligibility Issues (e.g., TD, L-2, H-4, J-2)
  • Hiring and employment policies and procedures

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