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DHS Created Fake School to Catch Immigration Violators

HeadlineFeb 01, 2019

Details have emerged about how the Department of Homeland Security set up a fake college in Michigan as part of an elaborate sting operation to crack down on immigration violations. The website of the University of Farmington claimed to be a “nationally accredited business and STEM institution.” But in fact the school did not exist. Earlier this week, eight student recruiters were indicted for conspiring to help foreign citizens enroll in the fake school in an attempt for them to remain in the country illegally. In addition, immigration agents have arrested about 130 people who attempted to enroll in the school.

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