A Judge in Corpus Christi, Texas has been placed on an unpaid suspension following the revelation that she was not actually a U.S. citizen. Obviously, being a legal American citizen is the number 1 requirement for holding this official position. After learning Judge Young Min Burkett was not a citizen, officials placed her on unpaid leave for 90 days.
During Burkett’s leave, the county wants her to complete her citizenship process in order to return to the bench. The city has so far refused to disclose information on how they discovered she was not a legal U.S. citizen.
Mayor Pro-Tem Rubio told the Associated Press that no one asked her about her citizenship during the hiring and qualification process.
While the city also did not reveal how Judge Burkett filled out her employment paperwork, it is a fact that the Department of Homeland Security Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9, asks, under penalty of perjury, if the applicant is a citizen, noncitizen national of the U.S., a lawful permanent resident, or an alien authorized to work.
Rubio reported that Corpus Christi City attorneys have reviewed the circumstances and stated that rulings Judge Burkett made during her tenure remain valid and lawful.
A Facebook page reported to be that of Judge Burkett states she began working as a municipal court judge in March 2015. Prior to that, the page claimed she worked in the Nueces County District Attorney’s Office for nearly seven years. The page lists Burkett’s place of birth as Seoul, South Korea.
This is an absolute disgrace that an illegal immigrant can obtain and hold an official government position and for this many years at that. She had managed to stay under the radar and go completely undetected.
These situations are exactly what President Trump is fighting so hard to change. Illegal immigrants are falsifying information and stealing jobs right under the governments nose. This has got to stop.
The leftist establishment is fighting tooth and nail to keep Trump and his team from making necessary changes that will end the types of issues that are being created after 8 years of Obama and his destructive agenda.