Earlier this week, an open border lobbying group, which is partially funded by billionaire George Soros, stated online that “we need to abolish” the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency to protect foreign nationals accused of visa fraud.
It seems a little odd we need to protect people from committing crimes by getting rid of the people who arrest them.
This week, ICE had announced additional arrests in the case of a fake university that was set up by the Department of Homeland Security years back. The singular purpose of the fake school was to keep foreign nationals on student visas in the United States under the disguise that they were enrolled in real school.
In total, roughly 250 foreign nationals have been arrested in the scholarly scheme. Justice Department officials stated that “100 percent of the foreign citizen students never spent a single second in a classroom” because the fake university had no teachers and provided no educational services. In a sense, the students who enrolled there were likely very hip that they were pretending to go to school so as to extend their stay in the country.
A fair amount of the foreign nationals attributed to the case had transferred to the fake university after leaving schools that had lost their accreditation.
Federal agents mentioned that the foreign students simply registered at the fake university to keep their student visa and eventually land a diploma, knowing that they would not be getting an actual education. Along with the enrollees, there were also people arrested who were accused of trying to recruit foreign students to engage in fake university scheme.
The group United We Dream wrote in a post that the case highlights why ICE must be eliminated in order to end all interior immigration enforcement. In a post on Twitter, the group wrote:
“All year, ICE has been running a fraudulent university to bait and arrest (mostly Indian) immigrants looking for a chance at higher education. They’ve arrested 250 people. This agency is vile. We need to #AbolishICE!”
The only thing better than the triggered posting of the group being upset about laws being enforced, were some of the reply’s sent to their post. Some people were likening this case to “entrapment”, now while I’m no lawyer, I’ve studied enough law to tell the difference between entrapment and what people think is entrapment.
One Twitter user posed the question regarding the fake university:
“Is this not the definition of entrapment?”
Which I can understand why they’d ask that, because people have been misled to think that any sting operation is entrapment. Well, it’s not, and even I had to inject into the Twitter fray to bring about some sense when replying:
“No, in order to entrap, you have to “trick” someone into committing a crime (cop saying ‘hold this’ and it turns out to be crack and they arrest you), not create an opportunity for them to commit one (you saying, ‘sure, I’ll buy some crack’ and they arrest you).”
This kind of activist group is right up Soros’s alley when it comes to their agenda and what he invests in.
United We Dream is partly backed by Soros’s Open Society Foundation. The group also works closely in endorsing an end to national borders, as well as amnesty for all criminal aliens in the country, with the Soros-funded American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA).
The “diploma mill” fiasco has been a long going issue within the country.
For those not familiar with the fake universities that are not being secretly run by Homeland Security, they’re institutions that pose as universities to provide foreign nationals with student visas and diplomas.
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Apparently, there’s approximately 40,000 students in the U.S. at any given time who are at these “diploma mills”. Hopefully this sends a clear message to those thinking about taking the easy route for fulfilling their visa requirements.
A number of progressives lost their minds this week over reports that Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) arrested 90 foreign-born students who had enrolled in a fake university. They flipped out over the “tactics by the Trump administration”.
But here’s the thing. The program launched under President Obama.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – the New York socialist – said it was a new tactic under the Trump administration. But former President Obama’s administration not only founded the fake university, it engaged in a similar operation. That program took place in New Jersey in 2016.
“Earlier this year, Congress rushed to approve BILLIONS more $ for ICE + CBP,” Ocasio-Cortez tweeted. “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 were [sic] called radical for opposing it.”
Earlier this year, Congress rushed to approve BILLIONS more $ for ICE + CBP.
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.
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) November 27, 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, the Massachusetts Democrat known for her lies, tweeted “this is cruel and appalling”.
OH MY GOD.
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
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 27, 2019
The tirades continued from a number of progressives. While not all specifically blamed the Trump administration, it showed how President Trump has repeatedly been attacked for tactics used or supported by his predecessor.
One of the biggest complaints from Democrats was that Trump put “kids in cages” — a reference to the detention of undocumented minors attempting to cross the border.
But according to Jeh Johnson, a former Homeland Security secretary under Obama, the Trump administration hadn’t invented it.
He pointed out that while chain-link fences or “cages” weren’t ideal, they were one of the ways authorities dealt with a mass immigrants that had to be transferred to Health and Human Services (HHS) within 72 hours.
“During that 72 hour period, when you have something that is a multiple — like four times of what you’re accustomed to in the existing infrastructure, you’ve got to find places quickly to put kids,” he said.
House Democrats are promoting their "civil rights" hearing on "kids in cages" and "inhumane treatment" with a photo from 2014, when Joe Biden was Vice President. So dishonest! pic.twitter.com/Exuj1eudrr
— Trump War Room (Text TRUMP to 88022) (@TrumpWarRoom) July 9, 2019
He pointed out the alternative was putting them on “the streets.”
Earlier this year, House Democrats held a hearing on migrant detention and brandished an Obama-era photo of fenced-in migrants.
Even recently, a number of media outlets had to make retractions after they falsely attributed an Obama-era migrant child-detention stat to President Trump.
That came from Manfred Nowak, an expert from the U.N. Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty.
He falsely claimed that 100,000 migrant children were detained by the Trump administration. He it was the “world’s highest rate” of detained children.
But the following day, he had to own that the cited number was from 2015, under President Obama.