The law enforcement agencies in the US, primarily the DHS had conducted a sting operation in which around 306 students from India were detained trying to unlawfully extend their reside in the nation.
Leading official from the US State Department had confirmed that severe action will be taken against those students who has been caught, that is meant to serve as a precedent of other s who look to overstay utilizing fraudulent means. Entire students who had been caught in the sting operation was having a valid student visa, and they are only residing in the US trying to extend their stay.
The sting operation was performed jointly by DHS and ICE. Previous week around 21 brokers has been captured, including 11 from India who had facilitated their reside with inequitable means.
A spoksesperson from the State Department had pledged that while stringent action will be taken against the detained students and brokers, no genuine student will be harassed. The growth is predicted to have far reaching implication for many of the students from India who had dreamt of pursuing education and to settle down in the US.
The spokesperson from the State Department had stated the role of wrong syndicate who assisted the students in getting a forged permit. The persons who has been captured in the sting all has legitimate student visas and they had also passed the needs. It was only later that they had decided to approach the criminal firm for extending their stay in the US.
The official from the State Department had confirmed that entire students had landed in the US for pursuing education in well recognized universities in the US and not in the forged one purported by the DHS as part of sting operation.
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