DPS Officer Resigns After Found to Be Illegal Immigrant

ABC 15 (Tucson), December 11, 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.

DPS spokesman Bart Graves told ABC15, “She resigned on Monday and has been under investigation by the U.S. State Department and DPS since late August.”


Graves told KVOA Figueroa believed she was an American citizen.

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  • borogirl54

    I wonder if this woman voted as well because she thought she was a US citizen? I hope she gets deported.

    • WR_the_realist

      Obama will only deport you if you are a white Christian who wants to home school your kids.

    • Greg Thomas

      I would hope that she has already been deported, but that’s not likely to happen. Remember, she believes herself to be an “American citizen.” That will be good enough for our corrupted government to keep her around.

  • Spartacus

    Nice. Now, how about the illegal who’s president ?

  • MekongDelta69

    “Carmen Figueroa believed she was an American citizen.”

    And I believe I have super powers granted to me by the planet Krypton.

    [HEY – NO LAUGHING. I can hear you through my screen. I’m probably closer to reality than she is…]

  • 48224

    “Customs Enforcement ran a background check on Figueroa’s brother, they learned she worked for DPS.” Those darn gringos and their mystical computers.

    Don’t worry, Homeland Security will give her a job. Or maybe Omamma will just hire her directly into the White House as head of security.

  • gregCall

    She probably stepped on the wrong toes. From what I’ve seen generally the only Mexicans who get deported or have any action taken against them are 1-violent criminals and 2-people who annoy or threaten the position of those in power.
    In my home town in Florida we had a couple who ran the best Mexican restaurant in our town, they were very successful and eventually the wife went into real estate. She did very well and was preferred by the Mexican clients, it didn’t take long for her to be deported for using false documents to get her real estate license.

    In a town drowning in ignorant, criminal, uneducated, foreign scum, they deport a productive and well liked woman and leave all the problem illegals simply because she was costing those in power money.
    Sad how those in power can get rid of illegals who get in their way but we are stuck neck deep in the flood of third world scum taking many of our jobs and driving wages down for those of us lucky enough to still have a job.

  • Luca

    She also thought she was eligible for food stamps, subsidized housing, welfare, an Obamphone and a drivers license.

    Of course she also thought she had done everything legally because she paid $50 for the birth certificate and the guy in the park who sold it to her, told her everything was legit.

    I wonder who she voted for in the last election?

    • Greg Thomas

      Good question Luca. Did this illegal invader vote? I bet 100-1 she did.

  • She also remarked “I tawt I was a putty tat.” America has become a cartoon.

  • Ragehol .

    Only in Americant can 10 percent of the country be felonious or the children of felons.

    What other country has anything approaching this? It is the greatest country on earth, supposedly, but it guards its borders with less rigor than a stage at a heavy metal concert.

    • IstvanIN

      It was the greatest nation on earth. It is riding on past laurels at this point. Momentum.

  • Nathanwartooth

    Anyone else read this as Damage Per Second officer?

    Yeah, I’m just a nerd.

    • HTP


    • Sick of it

      They should have checked out her numbers on recount before making her an officer.

      • Nathanwartooth

        Nice WoW reference 🙂

  • Strike_Team

    Who did the background investigation on her? Jobs like this are supposed to require a fairly extensive background check. It couldn’t possibly be similar to what happens in SoCal, with hispanic and black officers “missing” gang affiliations when checking on black or hispanic thugs who’ve applied for a badge and gun, could it?

    The fake birth certificate story is bunk. It’s not all that hard to check and see if the birth certificate is real, unless you’re dealing with a President who has had his disappear, along with all of his school transcripts and more.

    • Greg Thomas

      Hiring diverity trumps the rule of law with these local and state agencies. My guess is they did not ask too many questions and rubber stamped her application. Besides, the person doing the background check was probably a fellow La Raza.

  • Greg Thomas

    Notice how she was allowed to resign and not fired.

    • MBlanc46

      Fired and arrested.

    • willbest

      Resigning is better. You fire somebody you have wrongful termination, unemployment, severance. If they leave you don’t have any of that.

  • So CAL Snowman

    “Graves told KVOA Figueroa believed she was an American citizen.”

    Yeah right, she knew she was an illegal invader and she knew she was breaking the law.


    Soon she will be held up as the poster child and ultimate victim of the Evil Racist Immigration System in America. I can see the pro illegal immigrant billboards lining the highways now. Showing a photo of her in “her” uniform with a sad but proud and determined look on her face, with bold text beside her saying. “Meet Carmen Figueroa, a woman who was proudly serving what she thought was her country, until that country turned on her and ran a Back Ground check on her for no other reason than the color of her brothers skin!”

    Then right below that it’ll say, “Help Carmen Figueroa get back to serving the country she loves, and the country that once loved her, call your Congressperson and demand that they pass Comprehensive Immigration Reform NOW! Victoria De La Raza!” Then way down in the bottom right corner, in the smallest font possible you’ll barely be able to make out, “Paid For By The Department Of Homeland Security”!!!!

    • ” … the Evil Racist Immigration System in America.”


      How quickly we forget the party line. Our immigration system isn’t racist, it’s broken — and all we need to do is “reform” it, “comprehensively”.


  • A Freespeechzone

    Watch, they’ll still give her a government pension and benefits…