Hundreds of Indian students face deportations from US after their university in Silicon Valley – Tri Valley University was shut down on charges of immigration fraud.
According to a federal complaint, Tri-Valley University, which was raided and shut down last week, helped foreign students illegally acquire immigration status. The university is said to have 1,555 students. As many as 95% of these students are Indian students (mostly from Andhra Pradesh).
Options for Students Facing Deportation
Students at Tri-Valley University facing deportation and others have few options
- Transfer to Different university
- Change status within USA
Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have guidance on options available to foreign students, when university is closed or shut down.
If you are enrolled at a school that closes unexpectedly, immediately transfer to another SEVP-certified school or depart the United States.
In such situations, its better for you to get legal help from Immigration attorneys.Students don’t have lot of time, since universities generally don’t accept students in middle of the semester. If students cannot get admission in other schools or find a way to change their status, then they would have to depart USA.
Lessons Learned from Tri-Valley University Fraud – by App2 USA