Indian Students at Tri-Valley University Face Deportation

Raghuram Sukumar Universities 18 Comments

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

  1. Transfer to Different university
  2. 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

Comments

  1. i have applied for Northwestern polytechnic university(NPU) in California State for spring2013 intake.. IS Northwestern polytechnic university (NPU) in Fremont, CA is a recoginized univeristy?. Will it also get closed like Tri Valley Universit? so many peoples said that visa chances r very less fr dz university.. Is it right???……plssssssss tell me..

  2. HI anusha

    Even i have applied for NPU… do u have any useful information on NPU …..it will be helpful for me…

    Plz let me know …

    Thanks
    Naveen

  3. i have applied for Northwestern polytechnic university(NPU) in California State for this summer intake.. so many peoples said that visa chances r very less fr dz university.. Is it right???……plssssssss tell me

  4. IS Northwestern polytechnic university (NPU) in Fremont, CA is a recoginized univeristy?

  5. IS Northwestern polytechnic university (NPU) in Fremont, CA is a recoginized univeristy. Will it also get closed like Tri Valley University.

    Please reply

    1. I have contacted with NPU but right now thy are not giving any admission for any TVU students untill & unless ICE give some guide liness.

      But u can get admission in National University san diego thy can help u out as thy have one month course so u can get admission over there.

  6. "A fool and his money soon are parted". Moral of the story for all indian students: you will NEVER get a job in this country from a school that is NOT accredited by an accrediting body recognized by the US Dept of Education. To all, check accreditation status. If not accredited already, you are taking a huge chance. Moreover, in many states if you apply for a job with a degree obtained from a non-accredited school, you can be charged with a felony (a crime). Google: "list of unrecognized higher education accrediting organizations". If your school is "accredited' by one of these bodies, might as well pack up and go back to India. It seems very funny that 1,500 indian students never even bothered to check accreditaton status for this "university". There's more to the story than poor indian students left out in the cold by an evil person. It takes two to tango.

  7. i think this will have its effect on the visa officers and will add on to the difficulty in gaining F1.

  8. hiii everybody.. i have applied for Northwestern polytechnic university(NPU) in California State for this summer intake.. actually my friend said that there is less possibility for visa to this university.. Is it right???.. please say me as soon as possible. so that i'l prepare for another university.

  9. @All Indians : Stop going to USA just for jobs. Universities such as TVU are such a 'sham'. Their are many forums where you can find posts like –

    "hassle free admission, gre, gmat not mandatory, tofel is pretty much the only requirement

    low semester fee, OPT, CPT from the day the course starts. no tests, no mandatory online classes, a perfect way to bypass the visa process. you can reach me on sre****[email protected]"

    Learn a lesson and stop going to such universities. Those who are in the universities, get some help and be ready to face the consequences. What saddens me the most is that many people go to universities to 'bypass the visa process' and not really to 'study' – which must be the main aim of higher education.

    1. Agreed! But who would know that there are even such things(as you've mentioned in your comment!) that help you reach USA without any hassle?

      Hey stop being rude chuck! Just we want a solution(NOT ME!). At least the students at the TVU do… Just give them advises instead of getting their confidence levels down. I am not saying this because I support them, but I pity them and it does anger me. So, yeah coming to the point, will our VISAS be rejected as we are from Andhra Pradesh? Just get to the point. Reply me if you know the answer and hey, I haven't applied for any such University.

      P.S. Note that if I'd hurt you in anyways, I am sorry.

      1. Mr Venturi,

        I really don't understand your anger. And I completely agree with Barath.

        I sincerely doubt these students were 'duped'. Who comes from all the way from India and gets an F1 for online learning, that too for a course like MS?

        Anyone who does not do enough research and comes here looking for easy ways to get a work visa by utilizing their F1 status deserve to get caught and get deported. And really this has nothing to do with Andhra Pradesh.

        Also it would help if you learn to write proper English.

  10. Hey HSB,

    Will this event affect F1 Visa grants for Indian students applying in US universities. Am worried as i am applying for a community college in california this Fall. Will this affect my visa approval?

    Please reply at your earliest.

    Thank you.

  11. Hey HSB,

    Is the fact true that most of them are from Andhra Pradesh? Because I am from Andhra Pradesh too but not applying for a University that allows us to gain immigrant status illegally. Do we students from AP face any problems in the future?`

  12. @HSB: The other university people told to students tht right now our SEVIS was freezed or in hold so thy cannot give acceptance or admission letter. BUt as soon as USCIS releases our SEVIS they are ready to give admission in their SEVP approved Univ.

    So, whn can we expect the information from USCIS reg…. release of our SEVIS.

    Right now wht is our status? Still we are in F1 status or not? Aswe have just enrolled in Trivalley Univ. 20 days back & till now we did not done any part time jobs.

    Right nw no other SEVP recognized universities are giving admissions to Tri-Valley students. so what should we do?

    So can we except that we are not deported as we have just enrolled in Tri-Valley University.

    Reply as soon as possible

    Thanks,

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