External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj has offered full help and listed the matter as top priority to help the 129 Indian students arrested in the United States recently.
Out of reported 130 students 129 of them are Indian who have been reportedly arrested for enrolling themselves in a fake university, in what authorities are calling ”pay-to-stay” in America scheme. The students were reportedly unaware of the whole scheme and fell into the trap.
The US’ Department of Homeland Security recently carried out an undercover operation at the university in Detroit’s Farmington Hills designed to expose immigration fraud.
“We are aware of the incident. We are ascertaining more details (through) our embassy in Washington and different consulates in the US…We have also mobilised the Indian community organisations in the US to extend all possible support to the Indian students who are affected by this incident,” MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar was quoted by PTI as saying.
Kumar also tweeted the seriousness of the matter and assured all help
We are on it!
Mobilising resources and closely working with the US Government to address the situation arising out of the detention of Indian students in the US. Welfare of those detained is the highest priority for us. @SushmaSwaraj. For updates: https://t.co/C4vqDEkU0Q pic.twitter.com/RN2qVuopOc
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) February 2, 2019