Newly released federal indictments have affirmed that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) created a phony university for the sake of drawing out illegal immigrants who were attempting to reside in the United States, according to reports from Townhall.
A Closer Look at the Phony University
The fake University of Farmington was set up in a suburban area of Michigan. As a result of the work of the DHS, authorities learned that various persons across the country were intentionally working with illegal immigrants in order to pass them off as students; thus far, eight individuals are facing charges for their participation in a plot to present over 600 illegal immigrants as lawful American citizens.
DHS officials did go to considerable lengths in order to pass off the phony establishment as legitimate. The University of Farmington had a Facebook page and a website. On the website, the phony university claimed to have extensive lineage dating back to the 1950s.
Although neither the Facebook page nor the website is active anymore, an excerpt from University of Farmington’s ‘About Us’ page reads as follows:
“[University of Farmington] traces its lineage back to the early 1950s, when returning soldiers from the Second World War were seeking a quality and marketable education.”
Moral and Legal Questions
There will undoubtedly be certain Americans who question the moral and legal aspects of the DHS’ creation of the University of Farmington. However, Peter Henning, a law professor and former federal prosecutor has provided insight on this matter:
“It’s creative and it’s not entrapment. The government can put out the bait, but it’s up to the defendants to fall for it.”
While the DHS is more than within their legal rights to take the steps they took, others will undoubtedly label the creation of the University of Farmington as immoral.
The truth of the matter is that people should not be illegally entering this country. They definitely should not be attempting to pass themselves off as lawful citizens. As long as individuals continue to sneak into this country and masquerade as lawful Americans, the U.S. government will have to get increasingly creative in the methods which they employ to catch these criminals.
What do you think about the University of Farmington? Should the Department of Homeland Security set up additional operations to lure out illegal immigrants? Let us know in the comments section below!