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Very sensitive towards fake varsity issue: US ambassador

Posted by on February 6, 2011 0 Comment

New Delhi, Feb 6 (IANS) The US is “very sensitive” to the issue of the Indian students deceived by a fake university in California and would not allow them to be mistreated, the country’s ambassador to India said here Sunday.

“The US is very sensitive and attentive to (the issue). We are proud that there are 103,000 Indian students studying in various American schools and we want more students to come to America. We want our doors to be open for education,” the US Ambassador to India Timothy J. Roemer told reporters on the sidelines of a cancer awareness event.

According to him, the US is attentive to the problems of the Indian students and does not want any section of the society to take advantage of them.

“We will have more to say once this case moves ahead,” Roemer added.

The Tri-Valley University (TVU) in Pleasanton, a suburb in San Francisco Bay Area, was raided Jan 25 and charged with helping foreign nationals illegally acquire immigration status.

A complaint filed by the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) against the “sham” university alleged that the school’s founder and president, Susan Xiao-Ping Su, was using the school to issue US visa to any foreign national willing to pay for it.

Some 1,555 students of Tri-Valley University, 90 percent of them from India, mostly Andhra Pradesh, face the prospect of deportation following the closure of the university.

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