During our radio show this Tuesday, my friend Attorney John Vandenberg pointed some very interesting facts. If I were a reporter I will be looking into this more closely.

When ICE busted schools in PA (CMG Computer School) and FL (Florida Language Institute) for the same misbehavior, the students’ SEVIS records were not terminated.  They remained active, and students were given time to transfer to another school.  A copy of a letter here, that was given to a former CMG Computer School student in Philadelphia.

Check this letter to a CMG Student

In contrast, when it came to the more than 1500 Indian students enrolled at Tri-Valley, ICE instantly terminated the SEVIS records of ALL students on January 18, the harshest of all options allowable under the regs (8 CFR 214.4(i)).  And the most recent letter to DSO’s (international student administrators) was more a threat than an opportunity.  It basically sets out that if you accept a TVU student, we may audit you; this can have a chilling effect on whether schools will take the displaced students.

You might want your representatives why not give the TVU students the same chances as CMG and FLI?


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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).