Federal Agents Raid Suspected Fake Schools

Daily News Article - March 13, 2015


1. What type of immigration fraud were three people arrested for in Los Angeles this week? (What were they doing? Who were they scamming? How did they make money?)

2. What charges were brought against the three men?

3. When did the government first require colleges to provide information about foreign students?

4. When/why did security concerns resurface more than 10 years after ICE put regulations in place to prevent student visa fraud?

5. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. Often called the “congressional watchdog,” GAO investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars. What did a GAO investigation conclude about ICE’s Student Exchange and Visitor program?

6. What do you think about ICE’s ability to effectively regulate the foreign student program?

7. Watch the news report under "Resources" below.  Considering the potential threat posed by terrorists entering the country this way, what do you think should be done to solve this problem?