Indian Embassy Assisting Tri-Valley Students01 Feb 2011
Several hundred Indian students now face immigration proceedings, including possible removal (deportation), due to the massive immigration fraud that Tri-Valley University allegedly perpetrated, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials. According to the Economic Times, the Indian Embassy is offering assistance to these students via a new eMail helpline. (See Indian Embassy Launches eMail Helpline for Duped Students in U.S., The Economic Times, 30.Jan.2011.) According to the Economic Times, the Indian Embassy advises these students to write directly to the helpline, at email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org, for official guidance from Indian authorities about how to proceed.
At this juncture, Indian officials are working with their U.S. counterparts to resolve the situation, hoping to find ways for Tri-Valley students to transfer to other schools, or at least to return home without being penalized by U.S. immigration authorities, the Economic Times reports, noting that ICE plans to issue an advisory to Tri-Valley students in the next several days. We will keep our readers posted.