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Annoucement: Attorney Shah Peerally will be live on air broadcasting in
NEW YORK, NEW JERSEY, CONNECTICUT-WLIE 540 AM is the Tri-State Area’s “New 24/7 Desi Radio Station” with a vast coverage area including…Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island, Long Island, Connecticut, New Jersey.
9.30 PST and 12.30pm EST….tune in – this is a chance for TVU students on the East Coast to Call.
Important Thoughts for TVU students….
On Saturday 12, 2011, I have the chance to participate in a conference call with the TVU students. From what I understood:
1. A message was sent to Honorable Minister Krishna on behalf of TVU students;
2. While I could feel the despair of the students I could also feel that there was more courage from them to start organizing and take their plea to the Media and to the authorities (both Indian and American). This is a good sign;
3. There are plans for a rally in the Bay Area California soon;
4. I have personally spoken to one of the representative of Times Now and they are willing to take the message of the students provided they are willing to talk. Of course, not divulging any details of their cases except their despair and frustration on how the matter was not “properly” handled.
Few important points:
1. Attorney John Vandenberg and I (Attorney Shah Peerally) both agreed that if the pressure is maintained or increased there are chances of winning most of those cases and provide the ability to the TVU students to transfer their SEVIS to another school and ultimately get back to school without a reinstatement;
2. The Media and Civil Rights organizations such as ACLU and NAACP can be valuable assets to the cause. Therefore TVU students or family members especially those members of the ACLU should start calling them early on Monday morning in every possible state. Feel free to say that Shah Peerally asked you to call;
3. Having spoken to hundreds of TVU students, it will be unfair to say that all of them are guilty. In fact, I believe that most of the TVU students were “duped”. How can 1500 students who never committed any crime in their lives conspire to such an immigration fraud?? You should ask this question to anybody who is trying to make a TVU students look like the culprits.
4. The TVU students need to mobilize under one banner and voice and explain their tragedy.
5. Our online petition is still going strong of around 750 people, please ask your friends, families, everybody you know to support the cause by clicking on “Support the TVU students” (Please refrain from putting fake names or email addresses)
The message is simple:
- There are no guidelines at this point to protect any innocent student. It is unfair that many who have not knowingly committed any sort of crime or fraud be punished without a chance to present their cases;
- Lawyers are not able to obtain any proper guidelines to advise the students. The “help hotline” provided are not giving proper guidelines to most of the students;
- After calling the number of SEVIS, some students are just being visited by ICE investigation special agents. Most students do not even know that they have the right to an attorney.
- Numbers provided by ICE are not really allowing attorneys to talk on the behalf of the students, thus denying them “Due Process”.
- The Media should no longer be distracted by unnecessary stories such as “removal of two radio tags” while the real issue is the destiny of 1500 students. The question, is whether they will be re-admitted in another school without having to go through reinstatement;
- When other school such as CMG were closed, students were rightly given time to transfer. Why not implement the same policy for the TVU students?
- Students should have their respective governments (India and other countries involve) call for a special inquiry on why students are not being treated fairly;
- When laws are applied arbitrarily or capriciously, the people have a right to ask for justice…social justice not only just taking the laws for granted.
- Why is there no focus on the crimes of Tri-Valley University and its owner Susan Su? The attention has been diverted to her VICTIMS and not in a good light. It is just like making a rapist become the Victim of the rape.
- United we stand, divided we fall
- Law and Justice are often two different things. Here we are seeking justice.
- “Better that ten guilty persons escape than that one innocent suffer,” says English jurist William Blackstone
Conclusion: The TVU victims might be able to get out this “mess” provided we have the support of the concerned governments and the media. But more importantly that they all have to gather their courage and stand up for their own rights.
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