Monday, August 1, 2011

Visa fraud - 90 percent from Andhra Pradesh

When investigated for alleged visa fraud , it was found that with the total strength of 2,400 students in "University of Northern Virginia at Annandale" , 90 percent of them are Indians and mostly belong to Andhra Pradesh . The raid was done by Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Federal Bureau of Investigation .
This visa fraud levied against the UNVA is similar as that of Tri-Valley University in California , where also most of them where from Andra Pradesh. At Tri-Valley, out of the 1,555 students, most were from Andhra Pradesh. Indian students had transferred themselves to the university from other institutes in the US and pursued part-time courses, violating their VISA status.
Till now , no complaints have been registered so far against the UNVA by either parents of students from the state or by students themselves, which really states that , they did this intentionally.
It must be noted that, most of the students from Andra Pradesh both the UNVA and Tri-Valley were accused of fraudulent practices in an investigative report carried by the US-based Chronicle of Higher Education, on private unaccredited universities exploiting visa loopholes to make money by cheating foreign students. This states very clearly that , there should be a very clear background check needs to be done on all the universities .
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