Through The Static

March 21, 2008

An Agent, a Green Card, and a Demand for Sex

Filed under: Government,Immigration — Tranimal @ 2:43 pm

NY Times:

No problems so far, the immigration agent told the American citizen and his 22-year-old Colombian wife at her green card interview in December. After he stapled one of their wedding photos to her application for legal permanent residency, he had just one more question: What was her cellphone number?The calls from the agent started three days later. He hinted, she said, at his power to derail her life and deport her relatives, alluding to a brush she had with the law before her marriage. He summoned her to a private meeting. And at noon on Dec. 21, in a parked car on Queens Boulevard, he named his price — not realizing that she was recording everything on the cellphone in her purse.“I want sex,” he said on the recording. “One or two times. That’s all. You get your green card. You won’t have to see me anymore.”  

 CRAZY STORY!!!! And check out this lovely corruption:

Money, not sex, is the more common currency of corruption in immigration, but according to Congressional testimony in 2006 by Michael Maxwell, former director of the agency’s internal investigations, more than 3,000 backlogged complaints of employee misconduct had gone uninvestigated for lack of staff, including 528 involving criminal allegations.  

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1 Comment »

  1. reminds me of the awful time my stepmother was held on the US-Mexico border…

    Comment by tanya — March 24, 2008 @ 6:33 am | Reply


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