Elizabeth Warren, AOC slam ICE’s fake university sting operation, but do they know it started under Obama?

The Department of Homeland Security’s fake university sting operation that has outraged many Democrats was launched in 2015 under the Obama administration.

On Wednesday, news broke that U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement had arrested 250 foreign-born students since January who had enrolled in a fake university set up by the government in metro Detroit.

Eight recruiters who helped bring in the foreign students, knowing the institution was a sham but unaware that the government was involved, were also arrested. Seven of them have already pleaded guilty and have been sentenced.

The arrests — which have resulted in voluntary departures, fraud charges, and deportations — were part of a sting operation by the Department of Homeland Security that enticed foreign-born students, primarily from India, to attend the fake University of Farmington, which purported to offer graduate classes in technology and computer studies, the Detroit Free Press reported.

Cue the outrage

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) called the operation “cruel and appalling,” arguing that ICE “deceived and trapped” the students who were “simply dream[ing] of getting the high quality education America can offer.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) also joined the chorus of outrage, calling for ICE to be abolished in response to the news.

Outspoken actress Alyssa Milano also reacted to the news.

What’s the background?

Criticism of ICE and America’s immigration enforcement policies, in general, has picked up steam since President Trump’s election in 2016. The movement to “Abolish ICE” was embraced by democratic socialist Ocasio-Cortez during the 2018 midterm elections, and later became more widely accepted by some of the Democratic Party’s more progressive candidates, Warren included.

Renewed hostility toward ICE was due in large part to resistance to President Trump’s zero tolerance policy at the border which criminally prosecuted all border crossings, at times resulting in children being separated from their families as their parents were sent to jail.

Trump has since ended the practice of separating children from their families at the border, but, predictably, opposition to any immigration enforcement has persisted from left-wing politicians who ultimately prefer open border policies.

The operation was started in 2015 under Obama

It’s worth noting, however, that President Trump did not order the fake university sting operation, which began in 2015 under the Obama administration, according to court documents.

The University of Farmington sting operation is not the only one of its kind started under the Obama administration, either. The DHS and ICE also created a fake university to catch visa fraudsters in New Jersey starting in 2013.

Regarding the operation in Michigan, Assistant U.S. Attorney Brandon Helms said the arrested students and recruiters knew exactly what they were doing.

“Their true intent could not be clearer,” Helms wrote in a sentencing memo this month, according to the Detroit Free Press. “While ‘enrolled’ at the University, one hundred percent of the foreign citizen students never spent a single second in a classroom. If it were truly about obtaining an education, the university would not have been able to attract anyone, because it had no teachers, classes, or educational services.”

9 thoughts on “Elizabeth Warren, AOC slam ICE’s fake university sting operation, but do they know it started under Obama?

  1. What did you expect from Left Wing Politicians? . . . Decency? fairness?!? Uhhh – Nope! They’re the same old HYPOCRITES they’ve ALWAYS been. That’s what will cost them BIG in the 2020 elections. People don’t like being LIED to. Team Trump and his allies 2020 – KAGA (Keep America Great Again).

  2. Typical obstructionists, Communists, Socialists, Fascists…CLUELESS…and they intend to remain that way. Virtue signalling, lying, and ANTI-American Criminal law breakers. They LOVE lying to their constituents while they steal from them.

    AOC, fired from a damn hotdog restaurant for INCOMPETENCE and she’s STILL ABSOLUTELY INCOMPETENT! And LieAwatha Warren NEVER STOPS LYING!!

  3. Too funny, Warren and the moron AOC crying about something their own party President started back in 2013. How much more is going on the idiots do not even know about. Just waiting for some real news on Fox to explain the whole thing.

  4. It’s the only thin BHO did that I agree with. AOC and pocahontas shouls get the facts straight before they open their mouths.

  5. Make a detailed list of everything Obama that they have, or are trying to lay at Trumps feet. Expose the radical lefts lies and deceit and publish all the facts and the fake news that has been promulgated to deceive the American people. Open your eyes and ears you STUPID dems. So proud to be a conservative republican who voted for Trump the new politician who doesn’t abide by the political correct bullshit as the stupidest dems think he should.

    2020 victory for DJT!

  6. Regardless of who started this “program,” if shows once again how the liberal progressive socialist Democrat candidates are 100% “Anti American” and 100% “Pro Illegal Aliens.” We are trying to “flush out” the illegals that have been running through our country like roaches in the walls of unprotected homes…and…like before, this liberal progressive socialist is attacking our own law enforcement for enforcing our laws using a technique brought about during the Obama administration…silent then, very vocal now with Trump in office.

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