Arizona Police Detective Resigns After Discovering She's in Country Illegally

Had been told she was born in the United State, but was actually born in Mexico


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.

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.

Figueroa's status was discovered when the State Department processed a passport application submitted by her brother, who is serving in the U.S. military, Graves said.

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  1. My Good GAWD Government Almighty! She THOUGHT she was a LEGAL humanoid; little did she know she was an ILLEGAL humanoid!!! How many of YOU libertardians out there just MIGHT be, un-beknownst to yerselves, just MIGHT, too, be ILLEGAL HUMANOIDS?!?! Oh My GOVERNMENT ALMIGHTY, no, no, NOOOO!!! For those few libertardians who want to git all kissy-kissy w/the xenophobic illegal-humanoid-haters, PLEASE take warning? Soon enuff, the BAHSTAHDS will be monitoring our scalps for brain-wave emissions NOT in accordance with Proper Adherence to AmeriKKKA loyalty?

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