Today we have had a great conference call. It seems that upon popular request we are going to conduct those on a regular basis. I have spoken to attorney John Vandenberg and he is willing to participate in the next one. I will update all the students on the next session. From the feedback we have had in the conference, we have learnt that:

1. One student was given an NTA after he/she filed for a change of status;

2. Another student was able to come back on an H4 through the border probably from I-94 revalidation (note that this was at the commencement of the investigation when most of the borders were not properly informed)

3. Many students never even had a chance to transfer to TVU, yet their SEVIS was locked;

4. NTAs were prevalent after students send their information to the “hotlines” or special designated emails by DHS;

5. So far no students have confirmed that their I-20 was reinstated or transferred;

6. At least one student mentioned that his H4 transfer was approved; and

7. Many students were wondering if they could come back on the student visa stamp they had on their passports. The answer is no because most of those visas have been revoked.

Note that the above does not reflect the general trend. So far John Vandenbergs and I are looking for cases where after contacting the hotline or SEVIS number, students were interrogated and issued an NTA.

Action Items:

1. Students should be proactive and working in a group to start calling


La Raza

Asian Law Caucus

National Lawyers Guild (NLG)

2. Anytime the media misrepresents a situation we need to correct them. For instance, today it seems that few newspapers were declaring victory already. The truth is that, according to me, the situation has grown worst.

3. If any of you have contact with a celebrity please check if they will support the cause.

If you are interested in continuing those conference calls please let us know by emailing [email protected]

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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).