Various news stations have reported that approximately 800 students are going to get some form of relief. The truth is that we do not have any such figures regarding availability of relief to these students. A few of the scenarios have been granting of relief as well as denial under many circumstances. One of those reasons has been that you cannot change status when you are out of status. Some applications are approved but they have required consular processing to obtain a new visa to re-enter. This scenario remains a gamble because there is no guarantee that they will be allowed to enter. For the most part, they have stopped issuing notices to appear for removal (deportation) proceedings but we have heard a few stories of TVU students where they have been placed in removal proceedings.

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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).