Monster Of The Week

March 21st, 2008at 07:18am Posted by Eli

This is absolutely terrible:

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 digital camera 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.”

She reluctantly agreed to a future meeting. But when she tried to leave his car, he demanded oral sex “now,” to “know that you’re serious.” And despite her protests, she said, he got his way.

The 16-minute recording, which the woman first took to The New York Times and then to the Queens district attorney, suggests the vast power of low-level immigration law enforcers, and a growing desperation on the part of immigrants seeking legal status. The aftermath, which included the arrest of an immigration agent last week, underscores the difficulty and danger of making a complaint, even in the rare case when abuse of power may have been caught on tape.

The story goes on to provide all the sordid details, as well as a bunch of other examples of predatory immigration officials extorting sex from desperate, helpless immigrant women. In this particular case, the woman’s husband found out and left her, and she still doesn’t have a green card.

Someone really needs to go through La Migra with a firehose and clean all the scum out, and I don’t think it’ll be Dubya or McCain. How about it, Barack? Hillary?

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Immigration,Wankers


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