There were ways to try to seek to study in the United States that you could have pursued rather than the conduct you have engaged in.The conduct you have engaged in can create serious problems for you. You have intentionally acted to provide false information to United States immigration officials. You can be charged with committing fraud or material misrepresentation. Furthermore, if you lie about timely leaving on future applications or entries, you will again fraud and/or material misrepresentation. This can lead to a permanent bar to admission. You are also in jeopardy of being barred for unlawful presence.
You need to consult an experienced immigration attorney before seeking any further immigration benefits from the United States.
What you have just stated is Fraud. Should this be discovered by border patrol when you leave the USA then you will most likely not be allowed back into the USA without a fraud waiver.
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The fact that you remained in the United States beyond the expiration of the initial I-94 card can result in consequences that could have long-term effects.
You did not get an extension of stay, so you are out of status with DHS. This is called "Visa Overstay" which results in the current B1/B2 visa being automatically voided. The only place you can now apply for a new visa is in your home country.
The actual consequences will be determined by how long you overstayed. I wouldn't worry about what officers "think", the real problems begin when you start lying. Do consult an experienced immigration attorney for guidance.
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I agree with Ms. Mulder. Knowingly misrepresenting a fact to an immigration official is fraud. Fraud is a crime, and you just admitted committing a crime. I understand that other countries work differently, and it is perfectly normal to "work things out" by whatever means works, but that is not the case here. There are consequences, and it is unfortunate you took that action.
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