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U.S deported student reveals airline’s ‘invalid visa’ excuse

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Hyderabad: Six days after an airline refused to accept 19 Indian students who had secured admission in two California universities, a student said that they were denied the entry with the airline saying that the visas were not valid.

“We were stopped at the airport. We asked the reason like why we were being stopped; we have all the documents. The Airlines told us that it is not a valid visa,” a deported student told ANI.

US ambassador to India, Richard Verma, has said that the embassy has come to know about the difficulty faced by a few students who were advised by the Air India authorities to cancel their trip to the US due to the fear of deportation.

“Due to the uncertainty of the situation, India has directed students who got admission in those two US universities to postpone their travel plans until the issue got resolved,” he said.

India has strongly taken up the matter of 19 Indian students being deported from the US where they had gone to join two universities.

“We have seen reports regarding deportation of Indian students from San Francisco,” external affairs ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in a statement. (ANI)