The latest sting went to elaborate lengths to target students themselves instead of illicit pay-to-stay visa mills.
Undercover sheriff's deputies posing as homeowners hired handymen to paint, install recessed lighting, or do other tasks that require licenses. Then they arrested them.
Operation Independence Day is just Operation Cross Country by a different name.
Plus: a Robert Kraft/spa-sting update, Florida sex-buyer registry nixed, D.C. activist alleges entrapment, and more sex-work and sex-policy news.