My view from the sideline:
Dear Mr. Khoja,
I am following up on my open letter of 7/30/2008 addressed to you subsequent to SABA’s announcement to come to aid for the ASA students stranded in Atwater upon its sudden closure in June 2008.
Have you received a reply since from the DA’s office in response to your earlier request then made?
So, what sort of progress has been made and continue to be made at SABA to help those former ASA students in distress?
Why no SABA initiative so far for assisting the victimized students to file an individual or consolidated crime report with the sheriff’s department, the first step necessary for a criminal prosecution from the victim’s end?
Do you really believe in your trained legal professional mind that the ASA students qualify for a “U” visa with an employment authorization that I believe you’re referring to in your earlier statement? If not, please explain.
What makes you believe the “U” visa relief will work in this situation despite seemingly clear cut eligibility requirement that precludes the former ASA students?
Above questions are not meant to be rhetorical and I truly believe the former ASA student’s interests along with that of public would be best served by the real answers provided in order to keep a false hope of any kind from emerging.
At the risk of giving an impression of being overly impatient, I adjure your thoughtful response in a timely fashion.