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Newark CA – October 19,2011 – For those who followed the TVU issues closely, many students were advised to file for Reinstatement when they presumably lost their status.  While this advice was good based on the law, it seems suddenly that USCIS is issuing a bunch of Notice of Intent to Deny (NOID) to many of the poor victims of the defunct TVU.  For your information a NOID is not a request for evidence  (RFE) and from experience the likelihood of denial is higher than a RFE.  It is totally unfair to make the students go through such a trauma again.  They simply do not deserve it.  As we have advocated from the beginning, the TVU students were merely victims of a broken system.  It is not a matter of law anymore but a matter of justice.

The US government has actually encouraged TVU students to apply for reinstatement, issuing NOIDs sends a wrong message to those who had regain trust in the system.  We urge USCIS and the US government to take a humanitarian approach to such cases, and allow the students to have a second chance in the United States.  Our law firm also calls on the supports of the respective governments of the students to protect the interest of their citizens.

Should you have more questions on the matter, please call us on 510 742 5887.



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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).