Arizona detective resigns after discovering she is illegal immigrant
A detective for Arizona's state police force has resigned following the discovery that she was living in the country illegally after being brought to the U.S. from Mexico by her family at a young age, the agency said Wednesday.I just happen to be in the process of switching over my state of residence. As a result of that, I have to provide a birth certificate as one of the pieces of identification to get my VA driver's license. Not every state is the same, and not every state has the same requirements for folks born in state. I don't remember needing my birth certificate to get my MA driver's license, but of course that was many [mumble] years ago.
The former detective, Carmen Figueroa, apparently was told by her family that she was born in the U.S., though she was actually born in Sinaloa, Mexico, said Department of Public Safety spokesman Bart Graves.
Is it possible that she honestly didn't know that she wasn't born in the US or brought here legally as a child? Sure, it's possible. I doubt she would have gone into policework if she knew about her immigration status (or lack thereof). What's really too bad is that her family didn't have the courage to tell her about her status when she first mentioned becoming a police officer. They could have saved her a lot of heartache and embarrassment by letting her know the story behind her coming to America. She might have even been able to get things fixed before getting into such a predicament.
What's rather infuriating, mind you, is that this woman gets punished for something her parents did, yet Barack Obama's aunt and uncle are still living in Massachusetts despite both being illegal immigrants. They both knowingly broke the immigration laws of the US, with his uncle having fought deportation (and losing) in the 1970s and his aunt requested asylum in 2002 (it was denied two years later). So we have two cases of people who were in the country illegally, knew about it completely, and yet suffered no consequences; in fact, Aunt Zeituni was in public housing, suckling off the taxpayer.
Meanwhile, Officer Figueroa has lost her job over something her parents did - go figure.
That is all.