What can I do if I received a letter saying that I will be put into removal proceedings due to unauthorized presence in the US, which is not true?

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What can I do if I received a letter saying that I will be put into removal proceedings due to unauthorized presence in the US, which is not true?

I’m in the US on an F-1 visa. I received a letter saying that I will be put into removal proceedings because I have been in the US for more than one year without authorization. However, my I-94 states that I can remain for the duration of my status (DS). I have always been in status. There must be a mistake somewhere. What are my options? Can I do something to cancel these proceedings?

Asked on February 2, 2012 under Immigration Law, Pennsylvania

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SB, Member, California / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 9 years ago | Contributor

If you are, indeed, in valid F-1 status and have a current I-20, have all that documentation in place and have the school confirm/certify that.  Then I would strongly suggest that you contact an immigration attorney to forward this documentation to USCIS on your behalf.


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