Indian Students Attending A Fake University Setup By the Government Got Arrested


ICE Raided and Arrested Students Attending  – The University of Farmington, Michigan.

This is like an Action/Thriller Story.

Remember the University of Northern New Jersey?

Quick Summary:

While, the news unraveled from today morning, there were a ton of unanswered questions. Things were not adding up.

  • Some students were arrested at 4 AM Raid.
  • It looked like they were in Day 1 CPT University.
  • Then, I saw the Removal Proceedings (screenshot).
  • Student’s SEVIS was terminated and Student was not on CPT.
  • Did they get I-20 to attend the school? Yes
  • Did the University issue them CPT (Day 1)? Looks like they did as per one person.
  • If Univerity approved Day 1 CPT, why did they terminate SEVIS?
  • Timeline for one student
    • Entered the US on Dec 29, 2018
    • SEVIS Terminated on Jan 29, 2019
    • And ICE shows up the next day to arrest.
    • How is it possible for ICE to track the students down so many students so fast?

More Questions

  • Why were they not studying when they entered the US on F1 Visa?
  • What were those students doing away from the school?
  • How many courses do they have to attend per week or per semester?
  • Was this school under some sort of investigation and it was planned operation?

FAKE University Setup by the Government – a Sting Operation

Now, we know the reasons Source – Detroit News and 8 people have been charged.

“… the university was being used by foreign citizens as a ‘pay to stay’ scheme which allowed these individuals to stay in the United States as a result of of foreign citizens falsely asserting that they were enrolled as full-time students in an approved educational program and that they were making normal progress toward completion of the course of study,” the indictment reads.

The students knew that the university’s program was illegal, according to the indictment.

Do you remember University of Northern New Jersey? 

The University of Farmington looks like an Operation similar to the University of Nortern New Jersey.


Update 1:

  • I pinged one of the students in the University of Farmington.  The student said that friends were arrested. And the student can provide additional details shortly.

Update 2: 

  • Potentially 4 students are arrested (not officially confirmed) and one more student is leaving the country for good and that student was not.
  • Agents came at 4 AM

Update 3:

  • Copy of Removal Proceedings given to one of the students (below)

Update 4:

  • These students seem to have transferred into the University of Farmington from a different school and they are not enrolled full time and CPT have been authorized.

Reasons for Removal Stated as follows:

  • You were not pursuing a Full Course of Study or not participating in practical training as an integral part of the curriculum.

ice removal proceedings university of farmington

We may not know all the answers, but do know this.

Don’t mess with US Immigration Law and maintain your Valid Visa Status. 

There were some comments that these students were involved in Day 1 CPT with Practical Training. But, the removal proceedings notes say they were not in school or attending practical training.

In meantime, here are some screenshots and messages from this thread on F1 Visa Facebook Group.



What Happens to The Arrested Students

With a similar event with the University of Northern New Jersey, students were given the option to transfer to the different school.

But, this time around, looks like these students would go through the removal proceedings from the USA.

This is developing news and stay tuned for more updates.

Do you know anyone from the this University of Farmington that I can talk to learn more? Please reach out via comments below.

I’m sure you all remember the Tri-Valley and Herguan University Raid.