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#1 dnoblett

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 10:22 AM

This one came across my feed today.

 

If you practice law and wish to take it up another level and become a judge (A judge is in a way voting, innocent or guilt), then perhaps you may want to obtain citizenship first...

 

 

Municipal court judge on unpaid leave pending U.S. citizenship

 

A municipal court judge has been placed on unpaid leave after city officials learned she is not a U.S. citizen.

 

A question about citizenship wasn't on the application for appointment, City Councilman Rudy Garza Jr. said Wednesday. The documents instead had a question about whether the applicant was eligible for legal employment in the state.

 

Young Min Burkett is a permanent resident and eligible for lawful employment, he added.

 

But U.S. citizenship is a requirement to be a municipal court judge, according to the city’s ordinance.

 

“The error was a city error and we don’t feel Judge Burkett was insincere or did anything in her application or interview that led to any dishonesty on her part,” Garza said.

 

In it, he said his wife has been a lawful permanent resident since 2007.

 

"The job posting specified only the ability to work in the U.S.," Nathan Burkett wrote. "She has never made a representation that she is a citizen."

 

MORE...

http://www.caller.co...ship/101787872/

 

Sounds like she was an international student that got married and adjusted status.

 

https://www.texasbar...ontactID=296377

 

Probably her law studies never brought up that voting and with it citizenship as a requirement of being a judge, and the question never came up so she slipped through the crack when the city was hiring a judge.



#2 Randy W

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 11:27 AM

Read that more closely

 

City ordinance requires municipal court judges to be qualified voters.

 

 

 

See Citizenship Requirements for Employment in the Judiciary

 

You'll see that she is almost in complete compliance, except for the city ordinance

 

Judiciary offices must obtain concurrence from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Office of General Counsel, to appoint an individual who is not a U.S. citizen. 

 

 

means they CAN be appointed, unless a local ordinance says no.


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#3 dnoblett

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Posted 18 May 2017 - 12:00 PM

Read that more closely

 

City ordinance requires municipal court judges to be qualified voters.

 

 

 

See Citizenship Requirements for Employment in the Judiciary

 

You'll see that she is almost in complete compliance, except for the city ordinance

 

Judiciary offices must obtain concurrence from the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts, Office of General Counsel, to appoint an individual who is not a U.S. citizen. 

 

 

means they CAN be appointed, unless a local ordinance says no.

 

Exactly, that's why they suspended pending naturalization, hope she can get that done in 90 days, but knowing USCIS it may take longer than that.

 

Glad to see lawful immigrants trying to do their civic duty.



#4 Allon

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Posted 10 July 2017 - 12:07 PM

Yeah, I get burned when some reddus neckus americanus says immigrants are bad for the country.

 

Some of them are better citizens than we are, for sure.





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