Jerry Wang, CEO of Sunnyvale college of Herguan University and University of East-West Medicine, has been charged with visa fraud in with student exchange program. Mr. Wang was arrested at his Santa Clara home. He faces a maximum possible sentence of 23 years in prison and fines more than $1 million.
Prosecutors allege Wang and others conspired to commit visa fraud by submitting falsified and forged documents to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Student Exchange Visitor Program. As a result of the investigation, Herguan faces the loss of its authorization to enroll foreign students.
On Aug. 2, pursuant to a review of Herguan University’s certification, an SEVP representative served Herguan University school officials with a notice of intent to withdraw the school’s SEVP certification and Student and Exchange Visitor Information System (SEVIS) access.
Herguan University nonimmigrant students have two choices:
1. Continue to attend classes, or continue to work at the job for which they were authorized Optional Practical Training, and maintain their active status in a manner required by regulations
2. Transfer to another SEVP-certified institution.
If the student cannot choice between above mentioned point, they must depart the country within seven calendar days. Temporarily, school officials can’t access to SEVIS.
Students who call the SEVP Response Center should be prepared to provide the following information:
- First and last name
- SEVIS ID number
- Telephone number where you can be reached
- Email address
- Dates of attendance at Herguan University
- Educational level and major of study at Herguan University