Biden administration, like Trump, tries to dismiss lawsuit against ICE over fake university scheme

The Biden administration wants to show they are just as evil as the previous. This is a good step in that direction:

The U.S. government set up a fake university as a sting operation ostensibly to catch foreigners using school admission for visas. Now, those caught up by it are seeking their time in court — and say they have found the new presidential administration no friendlier to their fight.

The Biden administration followed in the Trump administration’s footsteps in February requesting a class-action lawsuit over the fake University of Farmington be dismissed from Federal Claims Court.

The lawsuit was filed on Sept. 21, 2020 against the United States by would-be students who claim they lost millions in tuition when the university never provided any classes. No money was ever returned to the students.

Almost 600 foreign-born people enrolled at the University of Farmington, hoping to take classes and graduate with a master’s degree, according to the lawsuit, not knowing it was a sting operation run by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations team.

The university was created “to ferret out illegal conduct and ‘expose student visa fraud,'” according to the Biden administration’s Feb. 24 reply in support of the motion to dismiss the lawsuit.

On Nov. 29, 2019, then-Sen. Kamala Harris tweeted that the scheme behind the fraudulent school was not “just cruel, it’s a waste of taxpayer dollars.”

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