Student Visa Fraud

"Recent news reports reminded me that all higher education immigration fraud, through the massive F-1 visa program, is divided into three parts:

1. There are the individual students who drop out of legitimate universities to become illegal aliens on their own;

2. There are visa mills which are distinctly illegitimate establishments; they recruit would-be illegal aliens, and, in effect, charge them substantial fees for their F-1 visas; or they operate marginal operations more keyed to profits than to education; and

3. There are more rarely, or more rarely caught, employees of legitimate universities who misuse their positions to facilitate the conversion of legitimate foreign students into illegal aliens."

- David North, CIS Fellow