Grassley: Fake schools are operating visa mills for foreign ‘students’ in exchange for profit

Grassley: Fake schools are operating visa mills for foreign ‘students’ in exchange for profit

[Ed. – Most of the swamp has a giant ‘D’ floating on the surface.]

When it comes to visa overstays, foreign students are least likely to leave the U.S. upon expiration compared to other visa eligible groups. In fact, in 2016 alone 79,000 students failed to go home when their visas lapsed.

According to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, a number of student visas are handled by individuals working at “schools” that have been set up as fronts for other businesses. The visa process at these “schools” is not being handled by proper immigration officials at the Department of Homeland Security, but instead by individuals gaming the system for profit.

In a letter sent to DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielson, Grassley says the Student and Exchange Visa Visitor Program is not only lacking oversight, but is acting as a mill to pump out visas to “students” who will likely overstay. Further, these visas make students eligible to work in the U.S. and many individuals apply not to attend school, but to gain employment.

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