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Texas judge suspended after discovering she was not a U.S. citizen

By Mason White 3:39 PM May 22, 2017
Judge Young Min Burkett
Judge Young Min Burkett
By: Alexis Bell

(Scroll down for video) People were shocked to learn that a judge in Texas, was not a citizen of the United States, as required by law.

The Corpus Christi City Council has suspended Municipal Court Judge Young Min Burkett, after a review of her citizenship status found that she was a citizen of South Korea and not of the United States.

Burkett was given 90 days to become a U.S. citizen or be fired.

Meanwhile, Burkett is on unpaid leave.

Nathan Burkett defended his wife, saying that she did not know that she had to be a U.S. citizen for the job, and she never made a statement about her citizenship.

Young Min had been a prosecutor in the city and was appointed by the city council as a judge 2 years ago. Her rulings will not be invalidated.

Young Min’s citizenship status was discovered after officials reviewed the legal status of all judges in the state. Young Min is a legal permanent resident of the United States, and she is allowed to work in the country.