DENVER (AP) – The Denver Sheriff Department will pay $10,000 and change its hiring practices after the Justice Department found it broke the law by excluding job candidates who were not U.S. citizens, according to the terms of a settlement agreement announced Monday.
The federal agency’s investigation found Colorado’s largest sheriff’s department illegally required deputy sheriff applicants to be U.S. citizens and posed job ads with citizenship requirements.
The practice went on from Jan. 1, 2015, to March 23, when the troubled department was on a push to hire more deputies as part of a far-reaching reform effort.
The Immigration and Nationality Act’s anti-discrimination provision’s requires most employers to consider people who are not U.S. citizens, as long as they have a work permit.
Yet the federal law also allows police departments to impose hiring restrictions based on citizenship status as long as they are the result of state law or government mandate, not internal policies. Continue Reading
Is this for real?
How can you require Colorado’s largest sheriff’s department to hire non U.S. citizens?
Am I missing something?
The hiring of non-citizens to law enforcement positions is not only ridiculous, but dangerous.
This is yet another misguided attempt by the Obama administration’s at political correctness, and another example of targeting law enforcement instead of criminals.
Does any other country in the world have similar practices?
Can I go to Canada and throw a fit when they don’t hire me as a mountie?