Were you here in America on a student visa?
Did you bail out of your classes so you could go work in a kebab shop?
IMO, if you are given a student visa, you are supposed to be in school. If not, see ya!!!!!!!!!
Once more the only point I see is the one on your head.
No, I was not on a student visa, but I will relate a short story that may have some application here.
There was a period in my life after getting married, graduating, and trying to get established that I and my little family moved around a great deal. I came within a whisker of having to pack up and leave my family for active duty because Uncle Sam's mail missives failed to be delivered to me, and because it had not occurred to me during a particular harried time in my life to stay in touch with the Authorities and to keep my "papers" in order.