I've previously posted about the "University of Farmington," the fake college pyramid scheme sting operation that ICE set up in order to seduce and capture devious immigrants of various statuses who had the gall to, uhh … want to go to college.
Most of the coverage on this story originates comes from Niraj Warikoo at the Detroit Free Press:
7 stories I've written this year about the fake university in metro Detroit created by ICE:1) https://t.co/pIBpaSXRl62)https://t.co/ROlJgJ62kM3)https://t.co/PNp6R5jtO34)https://t.co/Gep5RzKQbq5)https://t.co/8LbNU82lYg6) https://t.co/my3KWjAKy97) https://t.co/18SYfNAg9z
— Niraj Warikoo (@nwarikoo) November 29, 2019
The latest update shares some transcripts from undercover recordings, obtained by the Free Press, that shed light on the alleged entrapment techniques that ICE employed to trick immigrants into attending their fake university, and then engaging in the recruitment scams that were allegedly "required" in order for the students to maintain their statuses with said university:
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In February 2018, a foreign student from India called a university in metro Detroit to ask when classes would start.
"University of Farmington, office of admissions," answered a woman who posed as a university official. The woman was actually an undercover agent with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE).
"Is there any chance to get me ... to know about my class schedule?" the student asked the university official, according to court records.
"Can we do what?" the undercover agent posing as a university official replied. "We're completely full. We don't have any normal classes to put you in.