It turns out egg rolls, not a working knowledge of the United States Constitution, are what can get you the right to vote in the United States of America.
An immigration official who took thousands of dollars in bribes and hundreds of egg rolls (yeah, that’s right, egg rolls) for providing green cards or United States citizenship for foreign nationals was sentenced to 30 months in prison earlier this month.
Mai Nhu Nguyen, who worked in the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), had the power to approve or deny applications for immigration benefits that were submitted by immigrants, according to a press release from the Los Angeles Division of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
“From 2011 through June 2013, Nguyen solicited and took bribes from Vietnamese immigrants. In one case, Nguyen took $1,000 from an immigrant seeking a “Green Card” and 200 egg rolls from an immigrant seeking citizenship.”
She was sentenced October 3 by Josephine L. Staton. The press release also noted Nguyen worked out of USCIS’s Santa Ana, California office and is now on leave.
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