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  1. If I am arrested for immigration violations, do I have the right to a hearing before an immigration judge to defend myself against deportation charges? Yes. In most cases only an immigration judge can order you deported. But if you waive your rights, sign something called a “Stipulated Removal Order,” or take “voluntary departure,” agreeing to leave the country, you could be deported without a hearing. There are some reasons why a person might not have a right to see an immigration judge, but even if you are told that this is your situation, you should speak with a lawyer immediately—immigration officers do not always know or tell you about exceptions that may apply to you; and you could have a right that you do not know about. Also, it is very important that you tell the officer (and contact a lawyer) immediately if you fear persecution or torture in your home country—you have additional rights if you have this fear, and you may be able to win the right to stay here. If I am selected for a longer interview when I am coming into the United States, what can I do? If you are a U.S. citizen, you have the right to have an attorney present for any questioning. If you are a non-citizen, you generally do not have the right to an attorney when you have arrived at an airport or another port of entry and an immigration officer is inspecting you to decide whether or not you will be admitted. However, you do have the right to an attorney if the questions relate to anything other than your immigration status. You can ask an officer if he or she will allow you to answer extended questioning at a later time, but the request may or may not be granted. If you are not a U.S. citizen and an officer says you cannot come into the U.S., but you fear that you will be persecuted or tortured if sent back to the country you came from, tell the officer about your fear and say that you want asylum. Can law enforcement officers search my laptop files? If they do, can they make copies of the files, or information from my address book, papers, or cell phone contacts? This issue is contested right now. Generally, law enforcement officers can search your laptop files and make copies of information contained in the files. If such a search occurs, you should write down the name, badge number, and agency of the person who conducted the search. You should also file a complaint with that agency.
  2. pawanismfan

    ICE targeting two more CA "schools"

    Any link to that DHS statement where universities are black listed? Or are you just making things up? Again NPU doesn't offer CPT :). Fake Universities?? Are you questioning US embassy and its work policy?? by not knowing abt these universities (than you) and approving visas to students. Again I believe in US immigration and judiciary system, No BS :).
  3. pawanismfan

    ICE targeting two more CA "schools"

    Proofs for my statements:) VISA revoked based on 22 CFR 41.122 E (you can see its written on the passport) Air India Promissory form
  4. pawanismfan

    ICE targeting two more CA "schools"

    ha ha ha... listen to yourself JoeF, please do some research before posting :). Those student are new to States, how would they work on CPT without joining the university? And by the way NPU doesn't offer CPT. According to DHS, those students were deported on 22 CFR 41.122 E basis, which is more common in few Port of Entry airports such as SFO and ORD. Few students didn't have any money to pay their return trip back (after visa revocation), AIR INDIA made them sign consignment form which states they would refund AIR INDIA (in one example 89,000 rupees) at hyd airport. Air India was in losses due to no payment upfront, so they emailed hyd airport to stop students coming to these universities, in belief they would confront more loses due to new students coming to SFO airport on these universities. Both Universities are not blacklisted, according to ICE senior staff member. universities are Non-Profit organizations with Accreditation and SEVP (SEVIS approved) colleges. Many students got their VISA stamped @US consulates after this incident as well. Due to recent incident in CA, border security and immigration security at POE is tightened. Few airports such as LHR, MANCHESTER in UK need pre-clearance as well (not sure about others). It not only F1 students all non-immigrants need to be cautioned with valid documentation and be prepared for questioning at immigration. But bottom of the line is, do not join CPT universities, if you did don't illegally misuse CPT. Be prepared for more documentation and questions.
  5. Non Immigrants should alway be careful at port of entry. Immigration officers have ability to revoke VISAS. Airport Port of entry revocations in recent years for Non-immigrants: ORD, SFO.. (as per online data) (e) Revocation of visa by immigration officer. An immigration officer is authorized to revoke a valid visa by physically canceling it in accordance with the procedure described in paragraph (d) of this section if: (1) The alien obtains an immigrant visa or an adjustment of status to that of permanent resident; (2) The alien is ordered excluded from the United States under INA 236, as in effect prior to April 1, 1997, or removed from the United States pursuant to INA 235; (3) The alien is notified pursuant to INA 235 by an immigration officer at a port of entry that the alien appears to be inadmissible to the United States, and the alien requests and is granted permission to withdraw the application for admission; (4) A final order of deportation or removal or a final order granting voluntary departure with an alternate order of deportation or removal is entered against the alien; (5) The alien has been permitted by DHS to depart voluntarily from the United States; (6) DHS has revoked a waiver of inadmissibility granted pursuant to INA 212(d)(3)(A) in relation to the visa that was issued to the alien; (7) The visa is presented in connection with an application for admission to the United States by a person other than the alien to whom the visa was issued; (8) The visa has been physically removed from the passport in which it was issued; or (9) The visa has been issued in a combined Mexican or Canadian B-1/B-2 visa and border crossing identification card, and the immigration officer makes the determination specified in § 41.32© with respect to the alien's Mexican citizenship and/or residence or the determination specified in § 41.33(b) with respect to the alien's status as a permanent resident of Canada.
  6. pawanismfan

    Should I go for visa stamping or not?

    Which Consulate?: I guess US Consulate :)
  7. pawanismfan

    221G in Vancouver - Nov 9th

    If your SEVIS get terminated, you need to reinstate before it gets active again. Did you use the same SEVIS in your old university and new? If you've used the new SEVIS, then you need to reenter to get it active. Something is missing from your info. SEVIS expiry is different from getting terminated, did you DSO or school delegate terminate your SEVIS for any reason? Or are you talking about SEVIS expiry (and not termination!)? where you can transfer your SEVIS within 60days of completing your masters?
  8. pawanismfan

    221G in Vancouver - Nov 9th

    If you are out of SEVIS (i.e SEVIS terminated), how did you transfer your SEVIS to another university?
  9. pawanismfan

    Unable to retrieve the DS-160 form

    Check this common mistake replace Zero instead of Letter O or vice versa.
  10. pawanismfan

    H1b stamping query..

    You should use your new I797.
  11. pawanismfan

    H1 in process and OPT expired

    Is your employee a Non Profit Organization? If not your employer should file H1 for next fiscal year April 2016.
  12. pawanismfan

    Wrong address in LCA & I-129

    Ask your employer to file for new LCA with new address, if your address A and B are close by, you don't need to apply for H1 amendment (same metropolitan area). But check with your employer attorney.
  13. pawanismfan

    H1B stamping Experience in Vancouver

    Have some patience, keep checking status, PIMS should be done in few days of time.
  14. http://www.murthy.com/2011/07/09/pims-related-delays-in-visa-applications/ (Old data 2011/12 but it might help someone, source online) Back in November 2007, the U.S. State Department (which governs all U.S. Consulates overseas, and issues U.S. visas), rolled out the “PIMS”-system. (Petition Information Management Service) The purpose of this system was to manage information regarding petitions filed with USCIS, including scanning, archiving and data retrieval by consular officers, when adjudicating visa applications, based on previously filed USCIS-petitions. Developed as a more secure form of verification, PIMS enhances fraud detection since the paper USCIS approval notices supplied by visa applicants were subject to fabrication and alteration. Data is entered into PIMS primarily by the State Department’s Kentucky Consular Center (KCC), which is primarily staffed though a contractor, Serco, Inc. A single performance based contract with Serco, Inc. covers both the KCC and the National Visa Center. The results of other checks, such as fraud, criminal background, and immigration history and status (including SEVIS), may also be included in the PIMS report. A post must confirm a petition approval in PIMS before issuing a visa based on that approval. It is NOT possible for a petitioner or beneficiary to send a petition directly to KCC for entry into PIMS, as this would circumvent the official inter-agency verification process. The petition copy for PIMS must be first sent to the USCIS Service Center which approved the petition for forwarding to the KCC. Additionally, KCC cannot be contacted directly to verify the existence of a positive approval record before an interview. Consular officers, during their review, must check the Consolidated Consular Database (CCD), to verify the petition’s status in PIMS. If the consular officer at that time cannot confirm the appropriate petition information in PIMS, the officer must contact KCC by email. At that time, KCC will research to determine if a copy has been received at their location. If not, KCC will then research the approval in USCIS’s CLAIMS3 electronic case system, and if able to confirm approval, the KCC will make the details available through the CCD. If the approval information is in USCIS’ database, CLAIMS3, the approval information should be inserted into the CCD within 2 working days. Previously, when the information in CLAIMS3 was incomplete, KCC would contact USCIS and request that the missing information be updated. Now the procedure has changed because USCIS would take too long to act on behalf of KCC. Now as long as CLAIMS3 verified approval, the KCC needs no longer wait for USCIS to update CLAIMS3 with additional details and would upload any information from CLAIMS3 into PIMS for use by posts. Given that the PIMS record may now include incomplete information from CLAIMS3 and no copy of the petition, it is best practice for applicants to attend their visa interviews with the original petition approval notice and a full copy of the petition. It is the responsibility of consular posts to continue to check the CCD system to determine if the PIMS record has been inserted/updated. Therefore, it is best practice for immigration attorneys to continue to follow up with consular posts to ensure that the consular officers are continually checking the CCD for updates.