PLEASANTON (AP) — Federal officials are accusing a Pleasanton university of serving as a front for an illegal immigration operation that accepted millions of dollars to obtain student visas for foreign nationals.

In a complaint filed on Wednesday, federal prosecutors call Tri-Valley University a “sham” and accuse its founder, Susan Su, of fraud.

They say the university made false statements to the Department of Homeland Security that allowed hundreds of people—mostly from India—to stay in the United States on student visas.

The Contra Costa Times reports that people on student visas are required to show they are making progress toward completing their degree and attending classes.

Calls to Tri-Valley and a number listed for a Susan Su in Pleasanton were not immediately returned.

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Comments (6)
  1. Jay says:

    Why wouldn’t they just come through Mexico like most of our immigrants?

  2. La Zuzu says:

    The first lie was calling itself a university.

  3. no you shut up says:

    I live in Pleasanton. Never heard of this ‘university’. There are probably thousands others such places doing the same. In Berkley, a Indian landlord would import young girls as his sex slaves on student visas. ICE rarely investigates these cases. It only got found out when one girl almost died from fumes from a heater.

  4. manicdrummer says:

    And what precisely will Obama do about this? The same thing he’s doing for jobs and the economy?

  5. Rene says:

    Finally someone besides a Mexican gets in trouble. Wheres all the racist whites. Wheres the outrage.Wheres the Tea party movement. Wheres the Ku Kux Klan. Where are all the white racist.