F1 Student Deported at Port of Entry for working at Gas Station
Following experience was posted via email by S. I’m sharing the email received with minor edits to spelling and format.
Plz help me out.. I am doing Masters in Telecommunications at University (Colorado). I came on Vacation on July xx and returned to the US on Aug xx.
The port of entry this time is to Chicago. I went there to drop my uncle.
The problem is at immigration they asked me to come to cabin.. then they started me to ask several questions..
- Why do u transfer from one univ to another(which are at same place)…
- Why do u come to Chicago as u have direct flights to your place? ( to drop my uncle)
- How many credits do u take in each semester? (9 credits)
- Do u have on campus job? (yes)
After these questions they asked my mobile, then i gave to them and they told me to sit outside…..
After 1 hour they called me and asked
I found that u r working as illegel. I was shocked and i had no words …for sometime..
they had asked me all the documents regarding the university and they took it off….
After one hour they called me back and said that we are cancelling u r visa due to illegel work
…then i asked what do u mean by that….
they said that u had worked in gas station from this date to this date ….
then i said to them as i am not working …they said we have all the evidences….
i asked them to show me ….
then they recorded the voice of gas station owner he said that this boy gave a job to his friend as a reference…
that was i heard but these people said me that u had worked…..
I had no chance to ask them….
Finally they cancelled my visa and send me back to India to the same flight which I had traveled ….
I was shocked…..no words to explain to them…..after clearing all these process I asked to one of the immigration officer he told me that u can come back to US and study…but u should have the new visa…..
my plan is that i am applying for visa in the coming spring….
So guys plz plz help me out whether i can get a visa or not….. if visa officer asks what is the problem? then what answer should i deliver to them …….Plz Plz help me out……
I went to study masters on fall 2010 and then i had transferred to another univ for winter 2011……
Consult an qualified Immigration Attorney. Its going to cost you money, so talk to an immigration attorney before you plan to appear for F1 Visa interview again.
Posting questions in forums will not help your case. ONLY qualified US immigration attorneys can help you.
Did you ever got a visa again..?
Hiii pls can you direct me to the email I can speak to you cause I really need help
Will be glad u you get back at me
TRUTH VS HYPE
Most of the students fell in trap of the agents. One of the agent on his website posted, “We help you to get Bank Loan”. While in Interview they Show’s Bank Loan approval with their savings to cover their
I-20 amount to VO. Once the got stamped the visa the fake bank loan disappear from their bank
transaction history sheet or the agent who arrange the loan and collecting his commission will get cancel the loan approval ( nexus between bank official and Agent).
when the student purchased his ticket and with a limited handful of money between 3000 to 5000 $ took his flight to their destination in US, The CBP officer at Port of Entry when asked How much money they carried ( Here the problem starts) irresponsible answer coming out from the students giving many reasons and excuses. CBP officer send him for secondary check, once the secondary check starts than it end ups that he is not a bonafide student.
My request to the F-1 aspirant that don’t get into the trap of Agents.
# If you do not have the required Fiance don’t plan for MS in US.
# Don’t Approach to Visa Consultants as many consultants are commission paid agents of Low ranked universities.
# The VO and CBP officers knows about the low ranked universities and their appointed agents in
India. ” Be careful’
# Don’t Lie to a VO and CBP officer they will catch you once you lied.
# Be honest and Truthful.
I see your emails and blogs which are helpful to us .i have few questions and i need your help to clarify .
Its trend of Indian rouges, Good News , finally Home Land Security has taken some action and what about the 10000 more in pipeline came thru H1, L1 F1, K1, Opt, AED as well indian recruiting fraud companies mostly from South India.
Question : when India has 1Million Universities yet students wana come and spoil the enviro.
Slogan while campus hiring. Ticket to USA join IBM, Accenture, Cognizant, Delliiote, TCS, MT and many more mom & pop companies. All these recruiters and sub contractors to be banned and blacklisted.
We have recruiters in North America why do these Indians call our children did u apply for a pooooooooooostion, this needs to stop ASAP.
Ha ha ha. I understand your frustration. But have a look at the top positions in best companies that you know of and tell us if your definition of “spoiling the enviro” is that.
Here is an explanation to your frustration coined by a great man named Charles Darwin – https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Survival_of_the_fittest
I am studying in an US university under F-1 visa.Due to a good job opportunity back in my home in India,I plan to withdraw from the program without completing my MS degree.So,in that case,I had the some questions.
1)Do I need to go the US consulate in India to cancel my Visa or it automatically gets cancelled?
2)Once my F1-visa is cancelled how does it appear on my passport?Is it marked just cancelled on the visa page or the page itself is replaced?
I need to talk to you. Have sent an email.
I am in a very bad situation in USA I have read many issues on your blog. Is there anyway that you can help me with the problem i am going through. Is there any number I can contact or call you or an email.
I would highly appreciate your response.
I have sent you an email. You can reply to that.
I sent you an email. You can reply to that.
Stop this stupidity. Enjoy life , US is not the only thing rest of the world survive. Bad things happen to bad people. If US does shitty tricks , it will be remembered and their upcoming generation will face similar situation.
What goes around comes around.
He has to invest his parents hard earned money on education that can be taken as investment, that he has lost by getting deporting. US is not end of world at all. In near future the dollar value will go down to such a extent that they come India to get jobs.
Right now investing in the form of dollars for filing up a case & winning in USA, its not at all suggestible or advisable at all. Attorney’s suck student money in US. If u get next visa its ur luck. Visa officers now a days are bound to give VISA’s to each & every one as they have to generate revenue for their country.
I would still suggest no to Attorney.
Take a wise decision now & in future.
YOU ARE IN A VERY BAD SITUATION
THESE ARE THE ANSWERS TO YOUR Q’S
1)WHY DID YOU CHANGE YOUR UNIVERSITY ? GETTING ADMISSION IN A SINGLE UNIV IS A BIG THING AND U DID NOT REALISE ITS VALUE AND SO YOU GOT INTO TROUBLE. THIS IS YOUR FIRST MISTAKE.
2) WHY DID YOU DROP YOUR UNCLE ? IS YOUR UNCLE GIVING YOU YOUR DEGREE ? IS YOUR UNCLE MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOUR DEGREE ? IF YES THEN NO PROBLEM FOR YOU. BE WITH YOUR UNCLE AS HE WILL FEED YOU LIFELONG !
3) YOUR ANSWER TO THE THIRD QUESTION WAS RIGHT ! ( NO PROBLEM WITH THAT )
4) IF YOU ARE HAVING ON CAMPUS JOB, DO YOU KNOW YOUR RESPONSIBILITY ? THAT IS THE MAX YOU CAN GET OUT OF YOUR STUDENT VISA STATUS. YOU WERE REALLY LUCKY. IF YOU WERE OFFERED ON CAMPUS JOB YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE CHANGED YOUR UNIV AND YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE DROPPED YOUR UNCLE. YOU MADE MISTAKES DUDE, SO YOU HAVE TO REPENT !!!
A STUDENT ON F1 OR J1 VISA SHOULD NEVER DO THESE THINGS..THE AUTHORITIES HAVE EVERY RIGHT TO DEPORT YOU AND TAKE ADVANTAGE FROM YOU.
I GUESS YOU MUST HAVE LOST YOUR TUITION AND DORM FEES( IF APPLICABLE ), SCHOLARSHIP(IF APPLICABLE), AIR TICKET MONEY ( WASTED ), ON CAMPUS JOB MONEY ( WASTED ).
BY THE WAY YOUR ENGLISH IS NOT THAT GOOD AND EVEN YOU SEEM TO BE IMMATURE.
YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR PRIORITIES AND DON’T KNOW THE RIGHT THINGS.
YOU WILL NEVER GET F1 OR J1 US VISA IN YOUR LIFE ( ONCE DEPORTED..THAT IS THE RULE..SEE VISA WEBSITE FOR DETAILS )
NO NEED HELP OF ANY IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY AS STATED BY THIS WEBSITE ( HAPPY SCHOOLS BLOG ). YOU HAVE ALREADY WASTED ENOUGH OF YOUR MONEY I GUESS. BETTER STUDY IN INDIA FOR SOMETIME AND WORK IN INDIA AND IMPROVE YOUR STATUS, BECAUSE EVERY COUNTRY ASKS ABOUT YOUR PREVIOUS VISA STATUS AND VISA DETAILS AND INTERNATIONAL TRIPS AND ALSO ABOUT DURATION OF TRIPS AND OTHER RELEVANT DETAILS. THINK ABOUT IT
GOOD LUCK !
@494d5696a34b35fafdd62639b12acb40:disqus : I strongly accept your ideas and views.
He has misused his opportunity.
Don’t you find some thing “FISHY” in this case? If he changed his university & went to drop his uncle, who will deport that International Student. ‘n’ number of students transfer to other university if it is better than his previous university & in current university where he is getting Funding, Aid, Scholarship, Assistant-ship, on-campus job, working under professor & etc then no officer in any situation will Deport an International Student.
I think he has transferred to a useless Diploma university. Moreover he is doing a “Part-time job”
illegally. I think one of his near friend who is Jealous of him has give compliant to either DHS or USCIS officers. As all the Indian students work part-time jobs in USA. so while they caught student for first time they give him warning, second time if they caught him they put a fine, third time if they caught after given him caution also, then they will deport him definitely.
An International student has to attend to University regularly in order to maintain in student status. He can work on -campus job either under professor, Lab, Librarian and etc. Moreover he should not work more than 20 hours in a week.
He can get valuable experience while working i.e on CPT( Curriculum Practical Training) after completing 2 semesters in university and the company should be with in 50 mile radius only.
In CPT a candidate should not work completely for 12 months if he work completely then his OPT duration will be reduced.
Before completing his Master’s a International student has to apply for a OPT(Optional Practical Training) before 3 months he is going to complete his Master’s. USCIS has given OPT for an International student to get a valuable experience in Industries based upon their Degree’s and they can earn whatever amount they have spent on their education, living expenses and also pay “TAXES” to the US govt.
Finally, also personally as a Brother I will not suggest the student to even contact with US Immigration Attorney’s(Lawyer’s). As they grind your Parents hard earned moneyand you will leave paying them $3000 to $20,000(Dollars).
US is not end of the world. In-fact in India you can earn a valuable degree’s if you are hard work student then you can go for either IIM’s or IAS, IPS and etc, where you can get respect and money.
Cheer’s to the sufferer student,If you loose something don’t disappoint, you are gaining some valuable thing in coming Life.
Do Hard-work, put your sincere efforts and leave rest on “GOD”. He will take care of you.
Yes, It’s fake news
Why cann’t you study and work peacefully in your country? Why are u so dying to go there after being harrassed and denigrated.
I had my visa interview at karachi consulate 0n 6 sept fr spring ..they give me 214b paper and tell me tht they r not convince with the answersi given ,,my brother is also there as an LPR ..I think that is the problem ,some one please suggest me what to dobecause i will again applying fr the visa..comments will be appreciated.
@c3f160ae927fa271dbfc69c114807dbf:disqus : Even though your Brother is in USA, Visa Officers will not reject your VISA so blindly. Either on the day of the Interview you did not gave proper answers to them tht’s all. Mainly they see whether your are Potential Immigrant or not. They see your confidence in your eye’s and the way you speak in front of them.
VISA officers are professionally Psychologist’s. Their job is to read the candidates mind whether he can get VISA, if so can he survive in US or not. will he come back after his education or not.
stiil many more factors are involved in sanctioning VISA. so they consider all the factor’s & issue a VISA to a International Student.
Cheer’s Don’t Lose Hope, Try & try Till you get succeed. No body win’s in first attempt.
I strongly say US is not end of the world U can get ur carrier any where with your efforts and hard work.
I had my visa interview at karachi consulate 0n 6 sept fr spring ..they give me 214b paper and tell me tht they r not convince with the answersi given ,,my brother is also there as an LPR ..I think that is the problem ,some one please suggest me what to dobecause i will again applying fr the visa in next month ..comments will be appreciated.
Indian students please don’t for higher studies in USA … With in few years American dollar Value will Hikedown strongly … that means(1$=1Rupee)
that is pretty obvious. but who says studying in the US implies one is going to settle there? you have got to admit the education methods n opportunities in US are far superior to that in India, so why not amass that knowledge, come back here and put it to good use? loving india doesnt mean boycotting what’s good which can otherwise be used to the country’s advantage!
Well said AM … I’m just another aspirant thinking in the similar lines …Very sad to face a issue like mentioned here… You have to admit that these are very rare…… But recession and down-fall of US around the corner … I was pretty confused to make a call ..Can someone help me in this regard … Thanks in advance
If u are in USA then continue with your MS, if u are still in India then I would suggest you to get a valuable experience IT sector or in any other departments of ur choice. Sooner US market will gng to hit with recession then the persons who are in US will gng to face lot of problems like recently passed students as thy will not have exp…. and companies wants only experienced guys. More over u will be left with heavy bank loans.
Take a wise decision…….. as it depends entirely on you & your capability.
once again, do not rush to the US just for the sake of it. go for an education that will help ur career. check the univ profile n more importantly the prof profile b4 u apply 2 work with him. be very very careful before u take a decision. dont end up in a trivelley type situation just for a US education. just not worth it. Goodluck!
1$=51 rs. it’s rising day by day…..india’s goin down
Today is January 5th 2016, what is the US $ exchange rate for the Indian rupee?
very bad … f**k usa … India is great !
There is no comparison between India vs USA.
we can get peace, happy, caring, joyfull, in India only. salute to mother INDIA.
USA life sucks each & every body.
only one thing in US is they follow strict rules & regulations tht’s all.
If in our country also if we follow atleast few rules then we can curb out these idiotic politicians, who will become rich & richer in night only.
Can you expand “USA life sucks each & every body.”
I live in US and I’m happy, joyful and peaceful and still salute India.
If u have been i USA for a long time & ur now either a Green card holder or American citizenship then there is no need to explain you.
As you know each & evry thing in US more than me, if i am correct,
I just wanted to tell all students tht they come with lot of hopes from India to US. But the things are entirely different here.
Students can come with lots of hopes, but they shouldn’t come with lot of frauds and fakes. Don;t put your hopes on faking things and gaming the systems. Atleast the hope be pure.
r u from d thackeray group?
As a I have been in USA I will give u one advice.
Don’t contact any US Attorney as their job is ur suck entire money. U will leave paying them 3,000 to 4,000 US Dollars minimum including to & fro flight charges for them and maximum it can go to any extent. As an Indian U have gone there to earn money in Dollars but u are spending money on useless thing which is hard earned money by ur parents in form of dollars. So my advice is to go for another visa interview. As u know they will be having entire details so u have to tell the truth to get visa for another time hope God stands beside u & get sucessful in ur carrier.bye
He’s been deported from USA for doing unauthorized employment. Unless he gets attorneys help, its not going to easy to get visa again. Usually deportation means there will be ban for some time to enter USA.
HSB i’ve met a guy who was deported for illegal wrk. he had his papers n reasons. he was cleared.
so i request youto reply tht guy an email stating not to panic much. Game ain’t over yet.
he can come back.
Deportation is done on case by case basis. some time It will be either 5 yrs or 10 yrs.
But in his case the CBP officer said he has to get new VISA that’s all.The current said the port of Entry official said he has to get New VISA to re-enter in USA once again. US officials follow their rules strictly. They are not Indian officials. If they told he has to get new VISA then he has to get New VISA only.contacting Immigration Attorney’s in USA & filing a case & applying for re-instatement will not work for this current student. He has to spend his parents hard earned money in Dollars.By the way US immigration Attorneys charge heavy amount ranging from $3000 to $20,000 Dollars. To get his case solved it will take 6 to 15 months. so he will e in stress & strain.It is advisable for him to get a New VISA from India only rather than spending money on useless thing.
Going for another visa interview is not a wise decision. You will have very less chances to get visa as you have been deported due to illegally working. Better you take help from attorney and prove that you were not working illegally. Make these shits realise that they have done mistake (if you have really not worked illegally OK).
after such an incident, going for another visa interview wont help at all without a good attorney. better spend some money now, a good investment, rather than end up having to scratch for bucks later, right?
boss first fall u will now get visa again reason bcoz u are deported next is that u were working is it true you do not have valid work permit
actually he is not doing the job the one who gave a reference to his friend is working… he is not doing any illegal work there….
Well, when no much options left… deliver ur true story.. it workss….
“then they recorded the voice of gas station owner he said that this boy gave a job to his friend as a reference…i asked them to show me ….that was i heard but these people said me that u had worked…..”—-This area looks fishy. It is really sad that the writer got kicked out, but was he clear to himself? Did he really work illegally? If not, then he could have made more calls to immigration arguing his case. I don’t know… was he afraid somehow?
Notice the OP never denied he had worked….which suggests he was working…our border folks figured it out (or were tipped), checked this clown’s cell phone records, dialed a few numbers, etc, and …voila…they found out….so, the OP’s credibility is now zero…(and his story about ‘having’ to drop off an uncle is so incredibily silly I imagine it was hard for the border officials to keep from laughing…same for that dumb story about changing schools for no real reason….
strange case! never heard of such incident.
I was curious to know the reason behind change in university? why one needs to change a university when you selected the good one initially?
and how can you give a job to someone (as a reference) when you are not working?
Yes! you should have some reason for the transfer but why did you refer the job. As HSB said US Attorneys are expensive. they use to charge percentage wise or something like that. Consult with your parents and relatives abroad.
Also, even though your experience is an info for us, I won’t recommend you to share this anywhere. Don’t go public. The attorney will tell the same.
I also wonder how the Immigration traced the student. It may be because of a mole (someone who reported the case) or they are monitoring almost all the F1 students. I say that it is not advisable to work illegally no matter whatever the case is.
Consult with attorneys then understand how you would have to spend.
Oh god !!
It really Sucks.
Good luck buddy for Spring . 🙂
Too bad and horrifying. Lets see the comments coming.
I had my visa interview at karachi consulate 0n 6 sept fr spring ..they
give me 214b paper and tell me tht they r not convince with the answers
i given ,,my brother is also there as an LPR ..
I think that is the problem ,some one please suggest me what to do
because i will again applying fr the visa..comments will be appreciated.