The worst is what we can expect to see happen when the people in charge do not -- or will not -- verify the immigration status of public employees before they're hired.

The city of Corpus Christi, Texas just found out in an embarrassing way that one of its municipal judges is not a legal U.S. citizen.

Fox 32 Chicago reports that "officials in South Texas have placed a municipal court judge on unpaid leave after it was discovered she’s not a U.S. citizen. Corpus Christi Mayor Pro-Tem Lucy Rubio told the Corpus Christi Caller-Times that Judge Young Min Burkett was placed on leave for 90 days with the intention that will be enough time for her to obtain citizenship.

"Rubio says the city never asked during the qualification process to become a municipal judge whether Burkett was a citizen, and says Burkett never tried to deceive or misrepresent her background," adds Fox News 32. "Rubio adds that city attorneys have reviewed the matter and determined that Burkett’s rulings from the bench remain valid and lawful."

Valid and lawful or not -- lawyers could challenge any number of Burkett's decisions that were issued from the bench, costing the city thousands of dollars in legal fees.

We've heard about illegal aliens being appointed to serve on municipal boards and commissions in California but this one particular incident in Texas takes the liberal gluten-free cake.

If Burkett is unable to achieve legal status at the end of the 90-day grace period, she should be fired -- no questions asked.

Please share your comments on Facebook and Twitter if the legal status of public employees should be determined before they are hired.

Source: Wayne Dupree


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