If Jess believed that Cole worked for the INS, why didn't she ask him for help with her immigration/visa problem?
Jess: Let's get married!!
Cole: All right. If that's what you want.
Mel: You ... can't ... marry Cole.
Jess: Oh, don't worry! You can have him back as soon as I'm done getting my Green Card.
Mel: That's not what I meant.
Jess: Then what, then?
Mel: It's just not possible.
Jess: Why? He's male, he's single, he's American ... What else do I need?
Cole: I'm not American.
Wahota: What's this place?
Cole: My room.
Wahota: There's no bed.
Cole: I don't sleep.
Wahota: Of course you don't.
Trivia: The $5,000 check Mel gives to Jess is from the Monument Bank checking account of Melanie C. Porter, 340 Richmond Street, Chicago, Illinois 60643.