I.C.E. investigation in Pleasanton Crimes & Incidents, posted by Editor, Pleasanton Weekly Online, on Jan 19, 2011 at 6:54 pm
Homeland Security officials have confirmed they are conducting an investigation in Pleasanton. "I.C.E. (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) executed a search warrant in connection to an ongoing criminal investigation," said Homeland Security Spokeswoman Lori Haley.
Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 6:20 PM
Posted by MainStreetDiva, a member of the Vintage Hills Elementary School community, on Jan 19, 2011 at 6:54 pm MainStreetDiva is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
Actually, there is quite a bit more to this story than this article states. KTVU ran a short segment on this at 5pm. Apparently, DSH/ICE has closed Tri-Valley University and has searched several different local properties. I can't find the link to the KTVU story, but there are more details on the p-ton patch web site.
I wonder if this university was taking money to get international students into the country by circumventing the legal process? I looked at the web site for Tri-Valley University--it looks a bit if-fy to me!
Posted by OMG-PUSD link?, a resident of the Downtown neighborhood, on Jan 19, 2011 at 10:09 pm
How was this "university" raided by Homeland Security today allowed to obtain a lease on public land owned by the Pleasanton Unified School District at the District headquarters during the tenure of John Casey as superintendent.
They actually leased space at the District Office at 4645 Bernal Ave Building 700, Pleasanton CA 94566 according to this weblink---Web Link from Sept 2009 to June 2010.
Posted by Resident, a resident of the Another Pleasanton neighborhood neighborhood, on Jan 20, 2011 at 9:11 am
Why would anyone think this is a legitimate university? From their website, this is their mission"
"Tri-Valley University is a Christian Higher Education Institution offering quality higher education programs including undergraduate/graduate degree and non-degree program in Engineering, Business, Ministry, Law and Medicine with academic programs centripetal in Trinity, centrifugal and radiating from Trinity, the Center, to encompass diverse spheres of academic study and learning."
A legitimate university would have a good writer on board!
Posted by steve, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Jan 20, 2011 at 9:36 am
Interesting taht I.C.E. would be involved. I'm wondering if now that many 'massage parlors' are being closed down , if the human trafficing business is moving to Chinese fronts posing as 'universities'.
Posted by SteveP, a resident of the Parkside neighborhood, on Jan 21, 2011 at 8:31 am SteveP is a member (registered user) of PleasantonWeekly.com
No doubt that all of this woman's paperwork is fraudulent: the university documentation, her UC credentials and the mortgage on the Ruby Hills estate.
Amazing, how the rest of us play by the rules and do not ever think of breaking so many laws. It makes you wonder what type of upbringing people like this had and where the corruption started...........