Once again progressives attacked Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Wednesday after reports that the agency arrested 90 foreign-born students who had enrolled in a fake ICE university. However, someone forgot to tell them that the sting operation was set up and used before their favorite target, President Trump, came into office. President Obama’s administration not only founded the fake university in 2015, but it engaged in a similar operation in New Jersey in 2016.
“Each of the foreign citizens who ‘enrolled’ and made ‘tuition’ payments to the University knew that they would not attend any actual classes, earn credits, or make academic progress toward an actual degree in a particular field of study,” the indictments read, according to The New York Times.
This is cruel and appalling. These students simply dreamed of getting the high-quality higher education America can offer. ICE deceived and entrapped them, just to deport them. https://t.co/t6kQLiV5oh— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) November 27, 2019
Earlier this year, Congress rushed to approve BILLIONS more $ for ICE + CBP.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 27, 2019
I saw members voting YES w/o even a summary of the bill. Nobody cared then how we’d pay for it.
Now ICE is setting up fake universities to trap students.
Yet we were called radical for opposing it.
OH MY GOD.— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 27, 2019
ICE has arrested about 250 students who were enrolled at a fake university set up by ICE to lure in students.https://t.co/2P8iZtnMGB