The University of Farmington had no staff, no professors, no curriculum, and no classes.
But it did have hundreds of foreign “students,” who may now face deportation because of their willingness to participate in what authorities described as a “pay to stay” scheme in which they could live and work in the US under false pretenses.
It was part of a sting by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement agents who were secretly running the fake university in Farmington, Michigan, in an attempt to crack down on immigration fraud.
Here’s a print screen of the web page while it was still online!
Citing a federal grand-jury indictment, The Detroit News, the first to report on the sting, said ICE’s fake university led to the arrest of eight student recruiters on charges that they participated in a conspiracy to help at least 600 foreign nationals stay in the US illegally by committing visa fraud.
On Wednesday, The News reported, federal agents detained dozens of University of Farmington students on immigration-violation charges. They could face deportation, an ICE spokesman told the newspaper.
“These suspects aided hundreds of foreign nationals to remain in the United States illegally by helping to portray them as students, which they most certainly were not,” Steve Francis, a special agent in charge of ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations office in Detroit, told The News.
The students enrolled in Farmington were aware that the program was illegal,
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