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21 Charged With Student-visa Fraud After Feds Open Fake College In Nj

Discussion in 'Criminality' started by Ron Gotcher, Apr 6, 2016.

  1. no_one_cares

    no_one_cares Guru

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    That's after the fact and after landing in US. I am not sure how those who were outside the US could have known about the university's non-existence.

    With so much of investment after enrolling in a uni and coming to an alien county, a lot of those students really didn't have much of a choice. On top of that, they usually don't have much knowledge of the protection that US legal system could have provided them in such a case of fraudulent uni.

    In my opinion, those who knew 'after the fact' were entrapped.
     
  2. agulv

    agulv Guru

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    Sorry to say but acts like in this fake universities will affect genuine good students who come to pursue their dreams. Folks know what they are getting in to and don't realize they damage the entire community.
     
  3. speedracer

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    This particular university didn't have any classes , nor did it have a course work. This was purely intended to gain CPT / OPT to work in US. Students who took "admissions" , were aware of the facts based on the recruiters / sales agents that were selling this school to students in other countries. This is called "Pay to Stay"

    It is not entrapment if they knowingly got admissions.. and unless there is a student who may have unknowingly enrolled , he/she would have raised the flag or sought other universities / colleges. I doubt anyone who enrolled really didn't know what it was and whether it was real or fraud, especially if they are making an "investment".

    its not human trafficking where they don't know whats happening.. or just can't escape.. for those who did MS in US, know and research universities, indian associations and gather information from friends and family before making a decision to move to US...
     
  4. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    My understanding is that none of the "students" came into the U.S. initially on F visas for this "school." Rather, they were people already here who wanted to get work authorization. They had to know that this was fake.
     
  5. s_gan

    s_gan Super Moderator

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    Just like the people who go and work for rogue consultancies.
     
  6. speedracer

    speedracer Guru

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    that's whole another discussion.. faking payroll to stay in legal status ..
     
  7. Ron Gotcher

    Ron Gotcher Attorney at Law

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    And these folks were faking education to stay in status. Not much of a difference in concept.
     
  8. pdevarapu

    pdevarapu Junior Member

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    Exactly that is the problem for the students in the case. They paid the Fee and Got the visa's, but when they were no classes conducted for years on end, nobody complained or even asked a question about what they paid for. in that sense, the students are as complicit as the agents here since they either willingly participated in the Fraud or did not report a crime in progress.
     

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