Dear Student, Based on our reports and the information we have, while on post-OPT or STEM OPT, you were either employed at or are currently employed at Integra Technologies, AZtech Technologies, Andwill or Wireclass. It appears that these employers were issuing false employment offer letters without actual job offers. This is considered OPT fraud and as such, you may have or may receive an email from the U.S. Embassy/Consulate letting you know that your F-1 visa has been revoked based on 221(i). As a clarification, if you are in the United States, the visa revocation will not impact your F-1 status. However, please be aware that given that fraudulent activity was involved, this is considered a crime in the United States and there may be other actions taken on the part of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services and the Department of Homeland Security, such as deportation. We recommend that you seek the advice of an immigration attorney (a list is attached) to discuss further, as it is beyond the scope of our services. If you have any other questions, you may have that we have not answered in this email us at firstname.lastname@example.orgAt this point, we are unaware if the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (I.C.) would take any measures which include arrest and subsequent deportation proceedings against these Students. Students should seek legal counsel and weigh in the legal consequence of fraud investigation against these companies from whom they have obtained the letter of employment. Students should reach out to their attorneys regarding the consequences of revocation of visas. The finding of fraud and misrepresentation could result in a permanent bar to enter the United States. All people living in the United States, including undocumented immigrants, have certain U.S. Constitutional rights. If immigration (ICE) officers visit your home or workplace or stop you on the street or in a public place, know you have certain rights.
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