The US consulate in Hyderabad is working towards solving the matter of extradition of many Indian students by the authorities of US immigration heading towards the US universities. This was told by Michael Mullins, US Consular General.
This was the initial time that any US official had spoken on this controversy that surrounds the extradition of around 200 students from Telangana and Andhra Pradesh in the previous two weeks, prompting the External Affairs Ministry to take up the matter with the US.
Meanwhile, Telangana Minister K.T.Rama Rao met with Michael Mullins, US Consulate General and discussed the matter of students who are facing problems regarding their admission in the US institutes.
Mullins told the Minister that the problems were rising due to the reported defects in the documents that were submitted for getting the visa. Minister also said that it was wrong to send back students who had secured a valid visa after spending a lot of time and money.
According to Mullins, this is a very serious matter and US embassy in Delhi is in touch with the MEA to solve the issue. He also urged not to think that they are indifferent to the concerns of students.
Almost every student was heading towards the two universities in California, but they were stopped by the immigration officials. Students told that those two universities were revealed as blacklisted by the immigration official of the US, but on asking Mullins, he said that the institutes has not been black listed, but the visa we grant could take you till the entry port. After that it is on to the immigration officials to permit you the entry.
He repeatedly told about the importance of Hyderabad and the two Telugu states in the relationship between the two countries. He said that Hyderabad is the fourth in the whole world in sending students to the US.