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Fake University to Catch Immigration Fraud

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It was publicly announced late last month, that the University of Farmington Hills, located in a suburb of Detroit, Michigan, was part of an undercover operation run by ICE for the purpose of luring and ensnaring foreign students with actual student visas, who were allegedly committing immigration fraud. The University of Farmington Hills that attracted these students, was promoted online as a “nationally accredited business and STEM institution” with a progressive curriculum and accommodating class schedules, but it had none of those things it promised to offer students because it wasn’t a real university.

Allegedly, the foreign students knew they were attending a fake school and knowingly paid for fraudulent paperwork to preserve their student visa status so they could stay in the United States. This secret operation brought about the arrests of eight student “recruiters” who, together, were paid a total of $250,000 for finding and bringing in 600 other students to join the fraudulent conspiracy. Supposedly, the student recruiters and students that were discovered in this scheme, knew the university was phoney and was the catalyst for fraudulent activity, but they did not know it was being operated by ICE. The eight recruiters face charges of harboring immigrants for profit and conspiracy to commit immigration fraud for a maximum of five years in prison. The other students, who were arrested for participating in immigration fraud, are dealing with deportation.

Facing criminal charges or deportation is a terrifying experience for an immigrant or a foreign student. so get legal representation from an experienced immigration attorney in New York. The attorneys at Pozo Goldstein, LLP have over 90 years of combined experience practicing immigration law and provide legal representation on their clients’ behalf regarding issues such as

  • Student Visas
  • Deportation Defense
  • Criminal Defense
  • Immigration Appeals
  • Asylum
  • Family Immigration
  • Business Visas
  • Employment Visas
  • Citizenship
  • International Adoptions

The New York immigration attorneys at Pozo Goldstein, LLP have extensive experience with immigration law, which enables them to predict the strategies of those working against their clients, better preparing them to defend their rights. They are familiar with the operations of federal agencies which include the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and they know how to implement this knowledge to get results for their clients.

To get an excellent legal representation from an experienced New York immigration lawyer, who is committed to the well-being of his, or her client, contact the New York Immigration Law Firm of Pozo Goldstein, LLP for a free consultation with an attorney. Their attorneys are dedicated to supporting their clients as their cases progress, protecting their rights, advising them of their options, and representing them when dealing with federal agencies. To schedule a free consultation, call (212) 201-9031, or use the toll free number: 1-88-VISA-LAW-1 or 1-888-472-5291. Send a message to the attorneys at Pozo Goldstein, LLP at their “Contact Us” page and they will respond as soon as possible.