I am victim of TVU and ICE policy. I called ICE on Tuesday, after following instruction on ICE web site and reading through other news media outlets, they gave the option that I can get admission in a new university and they will release the SEVIS and new university will issue me a new I-20. But On Thursday, ICE came at my home and they arrest me on basis of I am out of status. They ask me what kind of visa you have. I said I have F1 visa. They ask me are you enrolled in any university. , I told TVU. They told me we are here for enquiry about TVU. They ask me why you are not taking class when you are on F1 and this point I am just confused what kind of question is this ? . That the university is closed by ICE and I have called the ICE and my process is going on. I already applied in another university and I am waiting for my SEVIS release. After that they ask me again “but why you not taking class?” I said without I20 how I can take classes. Then they said so you are out of status. You have to come with us for deportation. I argued with them a lot, as usual with any law enforcement agency all my arguing does not have any effect on them at this point I felt they have already made up their mind that they will deport me and they took me in custody. They hand cuffed me. I felt really bad on that time. They took me at homeland security office. They put me in jail. What a person in this situation can do against ICE, no outside contact, treat you like criminals. After sometime they came to me and ask some questions about TVU. They have some typed questions about TVU. They ask me why you choose this university. I said this is cheapest university for PH.D. This university is also approved by SEVIS. And told them just go on Google and see that you guys have issued a guidelines and followed them and you still putting me through this ,I have done my master from good university and was pursuing for PhD ,but they ask Who is your advisor over there? How much money you paid? How you know about this university? Is there any your friends in this university? Etc…. They ask me again why you are not taking classes. I replied them tell me where I take classes. You close the university where I applied, after that you are not releasing my SEVIS, without SEVIS none of school is ready to give me admission and let me sit in class, tell me where I go and take classes? Where ever you referred me I go there I starting my classes today. Then they don’t have any answered. I asked them why you are arrested me this is not my fault. TVU scam or whatever is not done by me is done by somebody else why you are not arresting them and as I am victim and interrogating me like I have done this instead , you have to support me. I said them why you not arrest them who put this university in SEVIS approved list, why you not arrest them who issue visa for this fraud university, why you not enquire them who misguide us on the web? I told them where I go and ask who is responsible for my wasting money, time and my energy? They don’t have any answer about that. They said we come back. They come back after 30 min. I told them as per your guidelines I already called in your office and they told me I am eligible for readmission, so please give me some time to finish my admission process. They said you have to sign some paper work. I said them I want to call my attorney first. They said it is not allowed right now ,so they gave me option on paper to take 1 option that is written on the paper ,1 was to deport ,2 was that I have fear in my country ,3 was to go to immigration court I took 3 one. Sign some paper like immediate hearing to immigration court, they not allowed my bond because I was a criminal in their eyes. At this time, I want to ask a question to all the policy makers of ICE or SEVIS that what happen to their rules, why your people are making a preemptive strike and not looking on the facts or reading their own websites, as part of growing up. So I sign paper for bond hearing. After that they send me to another jail. On that time they cuffed my hand, waist and my leg. I really feel embarrassing on that time. I never forgot this day because one thing I did not do anything wrong second nobody to listen to me on my part. In the mean time my friends and family that I made in USA was there for support me, they went to the college and try to get my admission letter. They called ICE office, where I called before for guidelines. They called the ICE policy web site contact and got hold of high official in USA and India and were tireless doing everything they can do for my release, as they felt that it is wrong happening with me. At that time I was not aware of anything that happening outside world they hired lawyer wrote to everybody and keep pressing for my part to be heard. In mean time I was transported to new jail it is like 4 hours drive. It was really hurting me, feel bad. When I reached over there, they give me jail clothes, I changed my clothes. This jail is for men, I go inside in men’s jail there is one pack room in the middle of the room. Every man can see me when I am walking to that room and they make bad words for me, after I go in my room they still knock my door from outside and using bad words for me. I stayed whole night in one small room with toilet and wash basin is attached. I can’t sleep whole night; I am really scary over there. On Friday they again transfer me in another jail, is 1:30hr far. They again cuffed me as before. I saw this kind of thing in movie, when they arrest any criminal. I can’t believe that this happen to me in real life. I can’t express my feeling in words. I reached over there at 9:00AM and I stayed again in small room whole day. In this time I requested them I want to call my attorney or I want to talk to ICE officer. They said you can’t make any phone call from here; we have to update your data in system and then we transferred you in dorm (jail) and there you can call. In between I talked to ICE officer again, I told him my case, and he said let me investigate your case. He come back after 3hr, he said me I saw your case; I can’t understand that why they not bonded out, he said as per my investigation you don’t have any criminal record, so they should you bonded out. He told me why you not take admission in another university? I said I am waiting for my SEVIS release. He said what is SEVIS? I am really surprised on that time and I explained him what it is. I request him please let me call to my attorney, because is Friday today if he not bonded out me today then I have to be here until Monday, please help me. He said I am sorry I can’t do anything. It is 4:00 o’clock. I still waiting for go dorm and I can call my attorney, but that’s really bad system over there they not update my data until 10:00pm. In between that my relatives already contacted my lawyer from outside, and they try to doing my bond. But they don’t know where I am? Because they not update my data and they not allowed me to call. My attorney and relatives called them many times for talk to me but they said I am not there. So Friday is over they transfer me in dorm at 12:30 night. Now I don’t have any option, but to wait for the judge or any angel to come and save me. Monday came my lawyer called ICE, he try to bail me out but they told that no bond was available for me. He told them that we have to apply for bond hearing in a higher court. My family and friends were also trying to find a solution they contacted MR Shah and were asking for advice how to follow this situation and send him my all details. Nobody knows what happen that on Tuesday in evening they told me I am free to go and have to appear in court, I was so happy and I called my people they came and took me home. I already got my admission in new college and I am waiting for my I 20 and my passport. After going through all this, I learned a lot. One thing that truth still prevails in this country but you have to push and ask for it. Everybody do their job some do right some wrong they are like bounded to the job they do, but I request to all of people who were former student in TVU that we all are victims but we have one thing in common we have education and patience and we should use them for the betterment of society around us and be a role model rather than complaining we should set a example for other on this note I wish everybody a happier and safer future.
Thanks a lot to Mr. Shah who guides my family and supports me when I need real help.


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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).