Can Tri-Valley University students retain student status?
ATTORNEY W. John Yahya Vandenberg from Hogan and Vandenberg, a law firm specialising in Immigrant Laws, is giving consultation to at least 10 students of TVU. He says, at present, unless students get an NTA or an I-20 form, he cannot take their case forward. In an e-mail interview with Urmila Rao from Careers360, he highlights why students will find themselves in a precarious situation and what could be a possible favorable break-through from the impasse.
Q: Has the SEVIS record (student status) of all TVU students been terminated?
A: Each and every one of them, on January 18. However, when ICE raided schools like CMG Computer School and Florida Language School last year for the same behaviour, then the students’ SEVIS records were not terminated. Students were given time to transfer to another school, which is not the case with TVU students.
Q: ICE indicated they would consider the possibility of reinstatement of student visa through form I-539. Have the students been issued the forms?
A. True. ICE tells the students to go to the website where all the forms are free, but here’s the problem: ICE has told every school that if they consider taking a TVU student, then the school must contact ICE first before they issue an I-20. The school cannot issue a new I-20 to the student without ICE’s permission.
No one knows if ICE is going to give that permission. But the important part is, a student can’t file an I-539 to reinstate student status unless the school gives them an I-20. And if ICE is playing mean and giving the student an NTA (Notice to Appear) before they get an I-20, then the student is barred from filing the I-539.
Q: What is the way out of the deadlock now?
A: As an attorney, here’s are a few ideas from my side.
a) If the student gets an I-20, turn around and file an I-539 right away, even if ICE later files an NTA, the I-539 application to reinstate will still be processed. And if it is approved, the removal, also known as “deportation” proceedings, will be terminated. Student wins.
b) Students can voluntarily depart and seek to re-enter using the new I-20. But this will require a lot of good advocacy at the consulate, but stands a chance of winning if student was not at fault.
c) If student is afraid to go back to India because they fear they will be persecuted on account of race, religion, nationality, social group, or political opinion, they can seek asylum.
d) If student is in love with a US citizen, they could marry, and seek to adjust their status. Of course, it has to be a real marriage. Besides these, there are other potential options as well.
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I wish to become a Neurosurgeon, but first I wish to practice in the United States or Singapore for half of my career and to spend last half of my career in India. Whether my wish is a good one? Is it possible? Is my decision is correct? Kindly commend on my wish?
Raja, we have been discussing your career and aspirations for a while now and we appreciate that you want to take Career360's opinion on the matter of your career. So by now, you are aware of the fact what it takes to become a neurosurgeon and what it is to clear USMLE, practise as a resident in the US. We also have discussed the life style and the salary part. Now regarding the first half and later half of the career, we only wish we could predict our timeline on this planet. We do not which might be the first half or which might be the later part. But no wish is bad. If you want to achieve something, you should lest you regret for the rest of your lofe. Now to practise in the US, you may have to appear for USMLE, clear the step 1 and then practise as a resident before you can get the license to practise as a full time neurosurgeon. That is a long process that might take good 4-5 years. You study MBBS in India for 50 months and then complete the 1 year rotational internship and it takes you as many as 5 years. And appearing for USMLE and then working as a resident take another 4 years and so 10 years of your life are spent getting a valid license to practise in the US. And then lets say after 5 years you want to move to Singapore, that takes a whole different processing because you need to appear for their license exam. And you work in Singapore for lets say another 5 years and you come back to India. 15 years of your life are spent studying and getting licenses. But the beauty is within 15 years you can actually get license to practise in 3 countries. So you need to take a call. Or how about you finish MBBS in India, move to Singapore to study your MD/MS and plan on moving to the US? That way the transition is going to be smoother.
Is there any age limit to take admission into Ph.D in USA?
The age limit which almost every University demands is 35 years. If anybody is above that they can might miss the chance to get enroll theirselves for phd.
This age is decided because phd is all about researching and writing ,they usually demand people who is also iinvolved in academics and departmental works.
Are Neurosurgeons happy in San Francisco?
Well I guess they are because they get very good six figure salary and have a great job security although it's stressing but still they like their job cause they got into it knowing the stress it may carry. Neurosurgery is very much in demand and is a very great speciality in medical field.
I hope my answer helps.
All the best.
Are Neurosurgeons happy in New York?
It will all depend upon the lifestyle and the office hours you put in the work. The number of opd days, OT days and the visit to the wards for rounds. It all affect the free time period for a doctor. In USA,you have to pay tax for the services thus it can be little less than what you make in india
Are US Neurosurgeons rich enough to live a comfortable life in the United States?
It will totally depend where are you working and what are you getting paid.
As US is anyways costly ,there lifestyle tends to change.Neurosurgeons in Us are paid according to their qualification as well as where they work
According to research
The average income for a neurosurgeon is $775,968
The middle range income is approx $704,170
the lowest paid are $350,000
And the top 10 % of the neurosurgeon get a pay of $1,229,881 per year!
So it totally depends upon your qualification and the place you work if you can have a comfortable life or not