Law & Justice

After the arrest of Susanne Sue (president of Tri Valley University), we were all expecting that the investigation was nearing an end. Unfortunately from the phone calls we are getting from many, it seems that the “saga” is not over. Unfortunately we now are aware that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is not only investigating students that were recently enrolled with TVU but also other individuals who were probably merely ‘involved’ with TVU.

As such, if any of you have had some interaction with TVU, please do not be alarmed if you receive a phone call from an ICE agent regarding TVU. Our law firm advises that you call an attorney immediately before you answer any questions. We have extensively discussed about your rights in our “know your rights” article.

Lately we have had some clients calling us about a another ‘scam’ against TVU students. Knowing the desperation of the TVU students, some so-called ‘education/immigration consultants‘ have been taking money from the students and giving them a new I-20. Then, the students were asked to go to another country, for example, Jamaica and come back to get a new student status. While the idea might seem very appealing, its application might be illegal. For one the school might not be genuine, and two paying the “consultant” to take you to Jamaica does not serve an legal purpose.

The reinstatement process if probably one of the ways you can revive your student visa although you can also leave and travel back to the United States on a new student visa. Unfortunately there is no way to tell if the US Consultate abroad will actually issue the new visa. For this reason, we advise caution in leaving the United States. For any reinstatement assistance call us on 510 7425887.

The above is provided for informational and educational purposes only. No attorney-client relationship is created by this article. One should not act or refrain to act purely based on the information provided.


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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).