New York City Title IX Attorney for International Students

If you are an international student attending a college or university in the New York City and are accused of violating Title IX, you face very serious consequences to your academic career, and your ability to remain in this country. Title IX allegations carry serious penalties for everyone, including suspension, expulsion, and more. But for international students, you also face the very real possibility of revocation of your right to remain in the United States, and therefore deportation.

If you are an international college or university student in New York City accused of violating Title IX, Joseph D. Lento is here to help. You came here to learn, not be accused of a crime. You have the right to defend your case with the help of an experienced lawyer, and attorney Joseph D. Lento has defended countless students not only through the United States, but in all 5 New York City Boroughs - Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, and Staten Island.

Understanding Title IX

Title IX is a United States federal law that sets forth rules and guidelines on how universities, colleges, and other academic institutions treat sexual discrimination and sexual violence on campus. It obligates schools that receive federal government funding to maintain compliance with its regulations. When someone refers to Title IX, they are referring to the statute 20 U.S.C. § 1681(a):

"No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance."

Sexual misconduct is considered gender-based discrimination, along with proven instances of bullying, employment discrimination, and unfair and disproportionate opportunities in intercollegiate sports and educational programs.

Special Challenges for International Students in New York City

International students are typically here on a student visa which requires that the student remain in a certain amount of academic credit hours per term, currently 12 hours per term, in order to remain in the country. One of the primary sanctions that can be imposed in Title IX violation cases is suspension or expulsion. If the student is unable to maintain the academic course load required by the visa, this may lead to deportation.

An additional concern is the potential for an "interim" suspension, also known as a temporary suspension. Such a suspension would preclude a respondent from attending school while the Title X case is open.  Title IX cases generally take longer than the typical 60 day period recommended by the Department of Education Office of Civil Rights, if not significantly longer, meaning there is a strong risk that this prolonged process can make it impossible to meet your visa requirements concerning course load.

Risk of Deportation

If an international student is found guilty of a Title IX violation, he or she is in serious risk of deportation. A suspension or expulsion, as noted above, can result in your inability to meet the required academic hours needed to maintain a student visa. This can easily lead to deportation. Furthermore, if your Title IX violation also results in criminal charges, deportation is one of the possible penalties for committing a crime while on student visa status.

Title IX Attorney for International Students

If you are an international student of a college or university in New York City and are facing allegations of discriminatory behavior, you should consult with an experienced attorney who is well-versed in Title IX's policies and procedures. Skilled legal professional Joseph D. Lento has extensive experience representing people who have been in your shoes. Contact him today for help at 888-535-3686.

New York City colleges and universities where attorney Joseph D. Lento can help as your or your international student's Title IX advisor during investigations, hearings, and appeals include, but are not limited to, the following schools:

Contact attorney Joseph D. Lento and the Lento Law Firm for help at 888-535-3686.