The New York Daily News
has a story about NY State Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa, a Dominican immigrant who got her Green Card and later citizenship by a fraudulent marriage to an American citizen.
“I married that person and it was not a real marriage,” Rosa told Judge Denise Cote. “I falsely got married with a U.S. citizen in order for me to regularize my immigration status and become a legal alien in this country.”She downplayed her crimes.“I didn’t get rich out of my position,” Rosa added. “I didn’t take any bribes. I didn’t do none of the things that usually you are very used to seeing in the other guys that get in this situation.”Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Rosa was able to run for elected office “only as a result of a years-long immigration fraud.”Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa pleads guilty to marriage fraud charges, must resign immediately, BY Shayna Jacobs , Kerry Burke , Greg B. Smith, New York Daily News, June 27, 2014Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa pleads guilty to marriage fraud charges, must resign immediately, BY Shayna Jacobs , Kerry Burke , Greg B. Smith, New York Daily News, June 27, 2014
There are a number of things about this Dominican immigrant/legislator/marriage fraudster story that are perfect:
- Of course she’s a Democrat
- Of course she seems to be absolutely unashamed of what she’s done
- Of course she voted for the NY State Dream Act
- Of course she’s not going to be deported.
For extra credit, she's not only accused of tax fraud, in addition to the whole thing, she's also
admitted to committing bankruptcy fraud and accepting an illegal campaign contribution of $1,000 from an unnamed “representative of a foreign government.”
Not only is the representative unnamed, so is the foreign government.