Washington: The US Immigration and Custom Enforcement on Friday removed radio tags of four more Indian students of the now shut-down Tri Valley University in California.

So far radio tags of 11 of the 18 Indian students have been removed. These students were radio tagged in California after Tri Valley University was shut down in January on charges of massive visa fraud.

Susmita Gongulee Thomas, the Consul General, Indian Consulate San Francisco, hoped that the total number of Indian students with radio tags will reach to 15.

These 15 students had sought legal help from the Indian Consulate, while the fate of the three others is still not known as they preferred to fight with independent lawyers.

The Indian Consulate in San Francisco worked with the South Asian Bar Association (SABA) in this regard.


"We have now asked ICE to take off the Notice to Appear (NTA), because as long as these notices are out deportation proceedings can be held against you," she said, adding that the next step for them would be the NTA to be removed which ICE said is a procedural matter, but will be due soon.

 

(Agency)