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90 more students, mostly from India, held from fake US university

Federal law enforcement agencies have arrested 90 foreign students, mostly from India, enrolled in a fake university established by the US government to check immigration fraud, a media report has said. The US Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has so far arrested more than 250 students, who were lured to enroll in the now-closed University of Farmington in the Detroit metropolitan area by the Department of Homeland Security. The ICE had in March arrested 161 students from the fake university established by it. When it was closed in March, there were 600 students, mostly Indians, enrolled in it. The latest news of arrest of additional 90 students in recent months, first reported on Tuesday by the Detroit Free Press , has resulted in outrage with #AbolishICE hashtag gaining ground on Twitter and other social media platforms on Wednesday. According to an ICE spokesperson of the 250 students arrested so far, nearly 80 percent were granted voluntary departure and departed the ...


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