December 12, 2013
An investigation has revealed an undocumented immigrant was working for over a decade as a Department of Public Safety officer in Arizona.
According to KVOA, Carmen Figueroa retained employment with DPS for 13 years possibly by using a fake birth certificate. She served as a spokesperson for the department, and more recently as an officer.
The investigation into Figueroa reportedly started when her brother applied for a U.S. visa. After Immigration and Customs Enforcement ran a background check on Figueroa’s brother, they learned she worked for DPS.