March 5, 2010, - 11:59 am
Two more Americans sold out their country–and thankfully got caught by sharp ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents, who investigated and arrested them. It’s called “Operation Class Dismissed,” ICE’s largest bust of student visa fraud ever. Good job, ICE agents.
Lydia Menocal and Ofelia Macia ran the Miami-based Florida Language Institute, which was mostly a phony school, designed to make money by providing foreigners phony student visas and making $2.4 million from the scam. They did this for 600 foreign national aliens, only five percent of whom were actually legitimate students. The rest never showed up to the school and were only “enrolled” so they could enter and stay in the U.S. to do who knows what. Read the indictment. And note the blonde chick stock photo, above, the phony school used on its website. Whatta crock. How many blonde chicks are named Mohammed and Manuel?
Sadly, ICE has so far only been able to find and arrest 81 of the students. Hopefully, they will find most of the rest. How many of these were from Syria and Turkey, which were among the countries from which the phony students holding student visas emanated? Those students–most certainly Muslims–are the ones to be most concerned about. And it’s unfortunate that the women only face five and ten years, respectively, for selling out America and enabling who knows who to gain entry and disappear.
This kind of phony student visa stuff goes on all the time. This is one school they caught. How many more are there? Again, kudos to ICE investigators for doing the legwork.
Tags: Florida Language Institute, ICE, Illegal Aliens, Immigration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement, Lydia Menocal, Miami, Ofelia Macia, Operation Class Dismissed, student visa fraud, Syria, Turkey