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Obama Admin Fines Police Department For Not Hiring Non-Citizens

Denver County’s sheriff office has been slapped with a fine by the Department of Justice (DOJ) because it refused to hire non-citizens as deputies.

From the beginning of 2015 through last March, the Denver Sheriff Department went on a major hiring binge, adding more than 200 new deputies. But those jobs ended up only going to citizens, because the department made citizenship a stated requirement on the job application. The department admitted as much in a new settlement with the U.S. government, which requires it to pay a $10,000 fine.

The department will also have to comb through all of its job applications from the past two years, identifying immigrants who were excluded from the hiring process and giving them due consideration.“Eliminating this unlawful citizenship requirement will help ensure that the Denver Sheriff Department hires the best and most qualified individuals to protect and serve,” DOJ Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta said in a statement. “The entire community will benefit from these reforms.”

Under the Immigration and Nationality Act, employers are required to give equal treatment to non-citizens with valid work permits, unless state, local, or federal law explicitly requires certain jobs be open only to citizens. More than 40 U.S. states currently have laws that in some capacity restrict non-citizens from being police, but Colorado is not one of them. The department says it was simply unaware that limiting employment to citizens was a violation of federal law.

Blake Neff – Daily Caller – 10:40 PM 11/21/2016

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    1. There is a difference; one must be a legal immigrant with a green card (actually pink), and permanently residing in the United States to join the military and they cannot become an officer or warrant officer. Bathhouse Barry wants third world corrupt law enforcement. Bathhouse Barry want cops shot by hate mongers he props up. Bathhouse Barry despises the USA.

    2. It’s a FEDERAL law that non-citizens cannot carry or own firearms. A class C felony for any person who is not a citizen of the United States to carry or possess any firearm, unless the person: 1) Is a lawful permanent resident AND is in possession of a hunting license or permit lawfully issued in the United States. Federal law is clearly intended to allow lawful non-citizens the ability to hunt only with an addendum to participate in trade shows or shooting competition for a specific event. No FEDERAL provisions for non-citizens to carry firearms for self-defense or use of force. How can you be a law enforcement officer without the ability to carry a firearm, a taser or OC spray? Some states have had to make this common sense matter into law so that they can prevent the absurd. Think of it this way, how would Mexican citizens feel if American citizens who are not Mexican citizens, where given the power of arrest, the power to carry firearms, the power to use force against anyone in Mexican jurisdiction. It’s absurd to even ask why. DOJ with their scores of acolyte attorneys who lack common sense have been at war with law enforcement for the past 8 yrs.

  1. Colorado doesn’t make citizenship a requirement for LE, then what is the issue? They aren’t being forced to hire illegal immigrants, only those with a valid work permit. State law (or lack thereof) is the issue here, not barry this time.

  2. So….How can Non Citizens own a gun in Colorado?…. Are they issued Drivers Licenses? Let them be Cops….Just don’t allow them a gun….

    1. apples to oranges.

      also, if they are a private business, fien, deny me and other supporters, it is your right as a private property owner. just be prepared for the revenue loss.

      back to the topic at hand.

      this can only apply to the hiring of illegal immigrants. which destroys the public relation of the police department even more.

      how can we respect an authority tasked with enforcing law, if they themselves break it to hire someone?

  3. How long is this kind of “the government knows what is good for you because we say so” going to last ? When are the people going to force their elected officials to follow their”oaths of office” and take this country back! The founding fathers clearly spelled out what authority the government has and what they can do and not do. When the lead sheep runs off the cliff the rest follow. STAND AND FIGHT FOR YOUR COUNTRY OR LOOSE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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