Illegal immigrant -posing as student arrested in DarlingtonWestern Wisconsin News
-- A 21-year-old man and illegal immigrant might be deported, for posing as a teenage high school student for 17 months at Darlington in southwest Wisconsin.
DARLINGTON - A 21-year-old man and illegal immigrant might be deported, for posing as a teenage high school student for 17 months at Darlington in southwest Wisconsin.
Darlington Police said they were tipped off about the situation – and federal immigration agents arrested the man. He claimed to be 16 – five years younger than his actual age – but it’s not like he got in trouble at school. In fact, Principal Doug McArthur tells the Dubuque Telegraph-Herald that the student was well-behaved, had a good attendance record, and was making progress with his studies. Darlington Police Chief Jason King said the only reason the man posed as a teenager was to get an education. He’s now in the Lafayette County Jail awaiting court proceedings and a possible removal from the country.
Also, a 38-year-old Darlington woman is accused of posing as the student’s mother, and falsifying enrollment records at the high school. She’s free while awaiting her first court appearance.