I was a graduate student and I left US 3 yrs ago for a vacation to my home with proper permission on I-20 and valid F1 visa. Due to some family issues, I couldn't go back to US to continue my studies. University emailed me a number of times but I didn't respond as I was not sure of withdrawing myself. I now wish to return to US and I have new I-20 from different and better university. The DSO from my last university just told me that my SEVIS must have been automatically terminated.
My query is:
1) Did I violate any immigration law because of SEVIS and F1 termination?
2) Will this be counted negative while applying for new F-1 visa?
3) Will I be deported at Port of Entry for SEVIS termination? (This Q really concerns me)
In short, does SEVIS termination affect re-entry in US?