Indian students stranded in US will get fair treatment: Roemer

New Delhi, Feb 16 (PTI) The US today said Indian studentsstranded in that country following closing down ofCalifornia-based Tri-Valley University (TVU) will get "fairand appropriate" treatment.

"We are working closely with the Indian government on theissue of Tri-Valley University and ensuring fair andappropriate treatment of Indian students," US Ambassador toIndia Timothy J Roemer said in a statement here today.

India has been pushing for a quick solution to the plightof the Indian students who were forced to wear radio tags bythe US immigration authorities after the university was shutdown on charges of massive visa fraud.

The remarks came close on the heels of External AffairsMinister S M Krishna taking up the issue with Secretary ofState Hillary Clinton, who assured India of intervening intoand solving the issue.

Noting that US was very proud to host the more than100,000 Indian students studying there, Roemer said they werean important and contributing part of the American academiccommunity.

"As a father, I understand the joy of seeing a childfocus on their studies and succeed and as the USrepresentative in India, I ensure that my team is fullycommitted to helping students make best informed educationaldecisions possible," he said.

He also said there are many resources available publiclyto help students educate themselves on the dangers ofpredatory visa fraud rings and to protect them from committingvisa fraud.

It is important that all students take advantage of freeresources offered by them by the Embassy and fully researchthe academic options available to them, he said, adding allstudents wishing to study in the US are strongly encouragedto attend free seminars hosted by the embassy.

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