50 Chinese students studying in the U.S. are terminated and face deportation | State University of New York | F1 Visa | Chinese students

[Epoch Times October 16, 2021](Reported by Epoch Times reporter Li Yun) Recently,State University of New York50 holders of the Buffalo campusF1 visaofChinese studentsThe identity is cancelled and faces beingdeport. The reason is that they failed to submit I-94 documents as required.

According to a comprehensive mainland media report on October 14, 50 holdersF1 visaofChinese studentsUpon notification from the school, their SEVIS record was terminated, that is, their valid F-1 status was terminated. This means that they are staying illegally in the United States.

These 50 students are all freshmen or first-year returnees. They have just been to the United States for a month.

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Earlier, the Chinese Communist Party’s Consulate General in New York issued a message on the WeChat official account that multiple Chinese students from a certain university were terminated as F-1 students and asked to leave the country because they failed to submit an I-94 form to the school for registration.

Fifty Chinese students were terminated as F-1 students for failing to submit Form I-94 to the school within the prescribed time limit. (webpage Screenshot)

Some students received an email from the school on September 28: Because you failed to report in the fall semester of 2021, the SEVIS record has been terminated. We have repeatedly tried to contact you to obtain a copy of I-94, indicating that you have recently entered the United States as an F-1. Since you did not provide the document, it does not meet the F-1 reporting requirements.

Some students tried to upload the I-94 file after learning that their SEVIS record was terminated, but the school’s deadline was September 27, so their file could not be passed.

Regarding the reasons for not uploading the I-94 file in time, some students said that they did not pay attention to the mail; others said that they had not entered the country before the mail was sent; some students said that their mailbox was no longer used…

The school’s reply: the student’s identity has been terminated and cannot be reversed

The school replied that the school has repeatedly reminded international freshmen to submit I-94, and the student’s failure to complete it is their own fault. At present, the status of the student has been terminated and cannot be reversed. The student is in a state of illegal stay and needs to leave the country as soon as possible.

After leaving the country, students need to wait 30 days before the start of the winter or spring courses before entering the country, and the school will issue a new I-20. (The 30 days before the winter classes start on December 6, 2021, and the 30 days before the spring classes start on January 2, 2022)

It is reported that,State University of New YorkThe Buffalo branch stipulates that the materials required for international freshman registration include: acceptance letter, I-20, passport and I-94. Students must submit a copy of Form I-94 to the International Student Service Center within 30 days of arriving on campus.

The most important documents for returning students to school are their passports and I-20. The I-20 is a document that the school applies to the immigration office to prove the student’s legal status. There is an important SEVIS number on the I-20, which is a record of the student’s international student and visiting scholar information system of the US Department of Homeland Security.

Form I-94 is a document issued by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Agency to foreigners to record their entry and exit information in the United States. If the I-94 form expires, or is ordered to leave the United States by a judge or the Immigration Appeals Board in any immigration court process, it will be counted as an illegal stay from the next day.

Regarding the consequences of staying in the U.S. even after losing his status, US immigration lawyer Zheng Bingbing told NTDTV: “If you stay for more than 180 days, you cannot return to the U.S. within 3 years. If you stay for more than one year or more, you cannot return to the U.S. within 10 years.” Moreover, the visa status of dependent applicants or family members will be invalidated.

The State University at Buffalo (University at Buffalo, the State University of New York, referred to as UB), is a member of the “University Association of America” ​​and the largest and most comprehensive public flagship in the State University of New York system The university enjoys the reputation of “Public Ivy League”.

Editor in charge: Lin Congwen#

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