I am a student (on F1 Visa). My University closed recently and that got me in to trouble. ICE was looking for students of that University and they detained me on the charge that "Failed to maintain F1 Status" - this is due to the fact that University was shutdown. Later they searched my name on internet and found that I was involved in investigating about Signal Jammer circuit as my project (during my engineering in India). ICE accused me of doing unlawful activities and termed me as National Security Threat in front of the judge during the 1st court hearing. The judge was on my side but since ICE have accused NST, he denied bond and asked me to fight the case without bond. Instead I took Voluntary Departure. At the point of exit, ICE officer told me that my visa is still fine and valid for re-entery.
So I have planned to take my chances by taking new I-20 and paying sevis fees and enter on the same visa.
I thought so because lot of other students of the same University are coming back (to USA) on the same old visa and New I-20 after going back to the home country (this is to avoid NTA, they are informing ICE after departing from USA, I suppose ICE will record there names in Voluntary Departure list).
When they can come back and answer few questions at POE to CBP officer then I thought why not I should take chances. If I am lucky enough then I can convince CBP officer at POE and enter USA.
Please comment on this as I have very little time. Within a week I should fly as I got admission in another accredited college and classes are going to begin on May 20th. Kindly comment on this situation.