‘Respect your own visas’ India tells US

ISSUEnonimmvisasAs the US clarified its stance on the students’ deportations India said the American authorities need to respect and honour visas issued by their embassies and consulates.

The US said the decision to deport the students was not because of the US varsities, but because of the immigration assessment of the individuals.

The fracas over the denial of entry to the students has been accompanied by the turning away of some business travellers and tourists as well. The US government insisted that the deported persons had presented unsatisfactory and inconsistent information with their visa status to the border patrol agents.

The deportations have not ceased as there have been further cases of denial of entry to Indian students holding valid visas to pursue studies in other US institutions.