Denver Sheriff’s Department Hit With Massive Fine For Turning Away Non-US Applicants

Denver Sheriff's Department Fined

The Denver Sheriff’s Department was hit with the massive fine from the DOJ for unintentionally running afoul of the law with the common job requirement.

Denver Sheriff’s Department Hit With Massive Fine For Turning Away Non-US Applicants

Denver, Colorado – The Denver Sheriff’s Department has been fined $10,000 for turning away applicants because they aren’t U.S. Citizens.

The U.S. Justice Department has ordered the Denver Sheriff’s department to pay $10,000 for each applicant turned away for being a non-U.S. citizen. The Justice Department imposed the fine after finding out that they have illegally been turning away police applicants because of their citizenship. It’s not clear how many applicant were turned away or what the final fine will be.

The statement released by the Justice Department says:

“The Justice Department’s investigation found that from approximately Jan. 1, 2015, until approximately March 23, 2016, the Denver Sheriff Department discriminated based on citizenship status by requiring applicants for deputy sheriff positions to be U.S. citizens and publishing job postings with U.S. citizenship requirements, in violation of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).  The INA’s anti-discrimination provision prohibits employers from limiting jobs to U.S. citizens except where the employer is required to do so by law, regulation, executive order or government contract.  The Denver Sheriff Department was not subject to one of the INA’s exceptions.”

A U.S. Citizenship requirement is actually one of the most common requirements in law enforcement. I sure hope that each agency that has this requirement is doing so because of a local law which requires it, because if not, they could have a giant fine coming.

The Denver Sheriff’s Department replied with these Tweets

This is the same Justice Department that issued a study suggesting that agencies change the way that they hire new recruits in order “diversify” departments. The DOJ study that was released back in October of 2016 was probably the biggest piece of politically correct garbage that I have ever seen.

You can read the study here.

Basically, they want departments to hire:

  • People who are not U.S. citizens
  • People who are physically weak
  • People who aren’t intelligent
  • Criminals
  • People who can’t read or write well, which is half of our job

At a time when police scrutiny is at an all time high, why would they want to lower the bar for entry into law enforcement?

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