It seems that the authorities (DHS and other agencies) will work with students if they help in the criminal investigations. This might be a way for many students to get a chance to stay and avoid criminal prosecutions. This is not confirmed information and we have not received any information from ICE or any other department on the matter. In case you are arrested, you will need to find an attorney in your state to defend you. However, if the above is true, you need to do the following:
1. Before you make any deal with the DHS, please talk to an attorney and be represented by an attorney. In case, you are criminally charged, you will need to be represented by a criminal attorney familiar with immigration;
2. Please do not make any false statement(s) to obtain any kind of deal; and
3. Keep good records for yourself of what has been happening with TVU including emails, invoices, receipts, transcripts, transfer letters, etc

We are awaiting for a guidance memo or some sort of statement from the government regarding the matter, we will update you as we get more information.

Important: The information provided is for educational purposes only. One should not act or refrain to act solely on the information provided. No attorney-client relationship is created based on this article.


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Shah Peerally is an attorney licensed in California practicing immigration law and debt settlement. He has featured as an expert legal analyst for many TV networks such as NDTV, Times Now and Sitarree TV. Articles about Shah Peerally and his work have appeared on newspapers such as San Jose Mercury News, Oakland Tribune, US Fiji Times, Mauritius Le Quotidien, Movers & Shakers and other prominent international newspapers. His work has been commended by Congress women Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Lee. He has a weekly radio show on KLOK 1170AM and frequently participates in legal clinics in churches, temples and mosques. His law group, Shah Peerally Law Group, has represented clients all over the United States constantly dealing with the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), Immigration and Custom Enforcement(ICE) and CBP (Customs Border Patrol (CBP) under the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). This department was formerly known as the Immigration and Nationality Services (INS).