Hope for Indian students in Tri-Valley University
The fate of most of the Indian students enrolled at the Tri-Valley University in California closed due to its fraudulent acts still hangs in the balance.
The Tri-Valley University was closed when it was found guilty of and immigration fraud when US immigration authorities launched a sting operation against the head of the Tri-Valley University, Susan Xiao-Ping Su.
In Sting Operation, they acted as foreign agents who wanted to pursue an education in the USA. During the operation, the university head, was willing to offer them F-1 visas even while the agents acting as foreign student applicants admitted that they have no intention of attending any courses once they obtained the visas. The “students” also admistted that they have no valid status from their previous school. With this, one of the largest immigration frauds that ever happened to American university system was uncovered.
And with that case being filed against Susan Xiao-Ping Su, the students who are mostly from India are now facing to be deported, or to be removed from the country. And as most of them were really students who wanted to pursue a higher education diploma in the USA, many of the students in Tri-Valley University are victims of a fraudulent school in America.
US government extends help to the victims of the fraudulent university
However, in the recent events, great news came for the students of Tri-Valley University when the US Immigration officials have offered reinstating the US visa status for the foreign students in the university, who lost their visas during the school’s closure.
The news was given in through a communication to the Indian Consulate in San Francisco from the US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement that the Tri-Valley University’s Indian students could have their US visa status reinstated through the I-539 form.
Other options done by the US government to help the duped students in the university is by establishing a hotline for them. The US Immigrations and Customs Enforcement has set up and email address as well as a voicemail where the students from the Tri-Valley University can contact the Immigration and Customs Enforcement Homeland Security Investigations directly with their questions about their visa status in the USA.
Unconfirmed evidence against the students in the fraudulent university
The US government has unconfirmed reports stating that students who were supposed to be admitted to various residential and online courses in California, were actually “illegally” working in various parts of the country as far as Maryland, Pennsylvania, Texas and Virginia. Nearly two dozen students have been arrested or detained in various parts of the country and most of them have been asked to leave the country. Some of the students who approached the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement have been placed under Intense Supervision and Appearance Program by the Immigrations and Customs Enforcement and put in the removal proceedings.
The Immigrations and Customs Enforcement refused to give more details on the actions done and stated that the matter is still under investigation.
In California, the Tri-Valley University has admitted about 1,555 students over the past 2 years.