US student visa scams expose fake US colleges
United States, 31st October: Several bogus US educational institutes involved in US student visa scams have come to the fore following a plea underway in California’s federal court.
International students victims of fake universities--Majority of victims of such US student visa scams include Indians and others seeking employment in the US. A recently unearthed scam involves Tri-Valley University in California. The university has already been closed down following a federal order in January this year.
It was accused of cheating around 1,500 Indian students. The university used fake documents for offering sponsorship to international students and also sold US visas to foreigners by collecting $2,700 as tuition fee for each semester.
The exposed US visa scam involving Tri-Valley University in California left many Indians baffled. And it has also resulted in bad relationships between India and the US. Indians who had spend their hard-earned money saw their hopes dashed to the ground after becoming victims of fake US university.
To make the matters worse for them in an alien land, they were threatened imminent deportation for no fault of theirs. It was really horrible for international students since a bogus university in the US offered sponsorship for them and then turned out to be a fake educational instate, said Victoria Nuland, an official spokesperson of US State Department.
435 Indian students who had been victims of Tri-Valley University in California have been allowed to study in other university in the US while the fake of around 900 other international students is not known yet.
Meanwhile, Nuland provided a ray of hope for affected international students saying the US State Department is working on the issue.
Meanwhile, Nirupama Rao, India’s ambassador to the US has urged the US Secretary of State to consider the difficulties of affected Indian students by viewing individual case in a fair manner.
Facts highlighting bogus working of TUI--Here are some facts that point out towards suspicious working of Tri-Valley University (TUI) in California.
Beginning its operations in 2008 from a small building having a capacity for just 30 students, its strength increased to hundreds of students within a span of one year.
The president of TUI, Susan Su purchased a new house worth 1.8 million US dollars in Silicon Valley and a brand new Mercedes Benz within a short span.
And the residential address where fifty percent of its students resided was a single apartment, the report filings claim. The official website of the TUI was full of grammatical mistakes and course listings taught by Su herself.