130 students are arrested in United states of America for fraud. And 129 out of that are Indians.
The United States Department of Homeland Security did an undercover operation in which they made a fake university and enrolled students. The Homeland security is claiming that the student enrolled themselves in spite of knowing the fact that the university is fake. They said that students did so to extend their student visa.
Immigration attornies, on the other hand, are saying that students were unaware of the fact that the university is fake. According to the attornies, the operation was done illegally and illegitimately. They said that the United States authorities are using ‘coercive’ methods just to point fingers at immigrants.
According to some reports, the authorities have put trackers around the ankles of those students, who are detained. The students are told not to move ahead of a certain radius. They are also asked to charge the tracker 24x7 and not to detach them from their body.
According to PTI, an official from Immigration and Customs Enforcement have talked to them on the issue and said, “The ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) has administratively arrested 130 foreign nationals enrolled at the University of Farmington for civil immigration violations. Of the 130, 129 were Indian nationals. These individuals have been placed in removal proceedings, and ICE will seek to maintain them in its custody pending the outcome of those proceedings.”
India reacted to the incident in quite a defensive way. The Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar talked to the media and said that the ministry is trying to resolve the issue within the confine of law of the land.
"We are aware of this incident. We are ascertaining more details (through) our embassy in Washington and different consulates in the US...We have also mobilised the Indian community organisations in the US to extend all possible support to the Indian students who are affected by this incident." said Raveesh Kumar
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