ICE Set Up Fake University To Catch Visa Overstayers

Many who are against illegal immigration have noted that we also need to make a big push against those who overstay their visas, as, if reports are to be believed, 45% of the illegals present have overstayed the visas. We do not need to just go after those who crossed the border illegally

From the link

The Department of Homeland Security set up a fake university in Farmington Hills to target foreign students who wanted to stay in the U.S. without proper authorization, according to federal indictments unsealed in Detroit on Wednesday.

Eight people were arrested and indicted in an immigration fraud case for conspiracy to commit visa fraud and harboring aliens for profit, said the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Michigan Matthew Schneider.

Six of them were arrested in metro Detroit, one in Florida and another in Virginia. The students enrolled at the fake university with the intent to obtain jobs under a student visa program called CPT (Curricular Practical Training) that allows students to work in the U.S., said prosecutors.

An indictment says the defendants helped at least 600 “foreign citizens to illegally remain, re-enter and work in the United States and actively recruited them to enroll in a fraudulent school as part of a ‘pay to stay’ scheme.”

The indictments were filed Jan. 15 and unsealed Wednesday. They allege that from February 2017 through January 2019, the defendants “conspired with each other and others to fraudulently facilitate hundreds of foreign nationals in illegally remaining and working in the United States by actively recruiting them to enroll into a metro Detroit private university that, unbeknownst to the conspirators, was operated by HSI (Homeland Security Investigation) special agents as part of an undercover operation.”

HSI is an investigative arm of U.S. Immigration Customs Enforcement (ICE), part of the Department of Homeland Security.

But, it’s not just the eight (who are named further in the article) who are being targeted, and definitely should have been targeted. I’ve long stated that there should be a push to target those who do things like offer jobs for illegals as well as support and aid illegals, as well as those saying they will protect illegals, all of which entices them to come illegally.

The indictments and arrests have drawn the attention of the American Telugu Association, which is a group of Americans with roots in Telugu-speaking areas of India. The Association said that about 100 students have been arrested and others are facing arrest warrants. The group said on its Facebook page that it is trying to help affected students and has met with Indian consular officials in the U.S. about the case.

All of them should face arrest and deportation.

And for those railing against Trump (and many are in the Tweets)

This is not the first time that federal authorities have created a fake university to nab foreign students in the U.S. The Department of Homeland Security once created the University of Northern New Jersey as part of a sting operation targeting students who enrolled in order to work and study in the U.S., according to a New York Times report in 2016.

Obama did it, too.

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3 Responses to “ICE Set Up Fake University To Catch Visa Overstayers”

  1. Jacob Noire says:

    And fake Trump University was set up to catch citizen’s money.

  2. formwiz says:

    It existed, it did what many wanted. Some were unhappy.

    But no verdicts were reached so, yet again Mevrouw Jeffery insists on lying.

  3. JGlanton says:

    Next they should target all the local government orgs and non-profits that work tirelessly to get illegal immigrants enrolled in welfare programs, health care programs, education programs, food programs, legal aid programs… all at taxpayer expense. Everybody in a bizarrely perverse system are motivated to sign up as many illegal criminal migrants into taxpayer-funded aid programs. Screw that!

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