Indian students denied US entry: Issue goes beyond Northwestern Polytechnic
Updated on Jan 11, 2016 - 3:53 p.m. IST by Bedasree Das
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With 16 more Indian students - some enrolled with the University of New Haven - being deported from USA on grounds of ‘Irregular Visas’, the issue of the Indian students being denied US entry has gone beyond the two allegedly ‘blacklisted’ institutions- Silicon Valley and Northwestern Polytechnic.

Following the deportation of 14 Indian students admitted to the two apparently ‘blacklisted’ universities, Air India had on December 20, 2015 restricted 19 more students from boarding its flight to San Francisco citing a communication from the US Customs and Border Protection agency that the institutions were under ‘scrutiny’.

The situation repeated on December 24, when 20 more Indian students admitted to the two controversial US universities where barred from entering US, this time by the airline Etihad.

The new batch of students takes the total number of barred Indian students to above 100. However, while almost all the students barred earlier were from either Silicon Valley or Northwestern Polytechnic, this time there were also students enrolled with the University of New Haven.

With a response still awaiting from the US Department of Homeland Security, the current situation has not only added to the dilemma of the already tensed students but also throws a new question at the US department – Is the issue, if at all, related to ‘blacklisted’ US universities? If it is, why is the US not releasing a list of all the blacklisted universities so that no further batches of students are harassed?

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