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Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is to defend themselves, amid claims that it is unfair to migrants lured into enrolling in a fake University, so they could falsely claim their student visa status.
Fox News previously reported, the game room, ICE received, as several news agencies reported that the Agency fraud, recently arrested dozens of students at the University of Farmington — a fake University as part of a larger Federal effort to expose immigration.
“These reports misinterpreted the purpose and reasons for the investigation, and I want the record set straight,” ICE Deputy Director Derek Benner said in a press release on Friday.
Along with Benner, the statement, ICE presented video evidence which allegedly show you your enrollment was the students with the recognition that illegal.
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The video-recordings showed four clips, in which students only confirms that they are not taking classes, but also that the scheme that they were engaging in illegal.
“You know, this is legal, right? So, it has to remain between us,” an apparent undercover agent says one of the students. “I know, I know,” he replies.
Another clip shows a girl says she is “OK” with taking classes. Later in the clip, she acknowledges in a similar way that the activity is illegal.
“Before enrolling in Farmington, every potential participant was informed that there was no classes, curriculum, or teacher in Farmington,” Benner. “In spite of this, individuals are enrolled because they saw an opportunity to any academic requirements, and instead work full-time, which was a violation of their nonimmigrant status”.
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He also defended the work of the Agency as part of its efforts to uncover fraud in the visa system. “Farmington is a clear example of a pay-to-stay scheme, which is against the law and creates not only a serious lack of accountability, but also reduces the quality and integrity of the US-student-visa system,” he said.
“Undercover investigations such as this provide law enforcement agencies an insight into how these networks work, what was the most important task in the establishment of Farmington,” he added. “The investigation provided HSI with a better understanding of how recruiters and others miss the nonimmigrant visa system.”
A total of 250 students were arrested in connection with the fake University in Farmington. If the University and the related arrests reported last January, prosecutors, the students claimed to know had knowingly enrolled in the fake school, to their student visa status.
But in November, both of Rep. of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY, and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., blown up, the Agency’s efforts.
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“Earlier this year, the Congress to approve BILLIONS of hurried more $ for ICE and CBP,” Ocasio-Cortez had tweeted. “I saw the members vote YES w/o even a summary of the bill. Nobody cared then, how would we pay for it. Now ICE cream is the establishment of fake universities students in the field. Even sic] were called [in a radical for the Opposition.”
“This is cruel and horrible,” Warren had tweeted.
Neither Warren’s campaign Ocasio-Cortez office responded to Fox News’ request for comments.
As it turns out, the former President Obama administration, which not only established the fake University, it’s in a similar operation in New Jersey in the year 2016.
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The Detroit News reported that Homeland Security agents started, which is aimed as a University, the officials in 2017, but the University was originally in the year 2015 as part of the “scavenger hunt” – an undercover operation, the fraud exposing Recruiter intervention in immigration.
While many progressive complaints shows specifically the fault of the trump management, the incident, as Trump has repeatedly been attacked for the tactics used by his predecessor. Ocasio-Cortez has also made it clear that they are against Obama’s immigration policy.