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Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Obama Admin Fines Police Department for Not Hiring Non-Citizens

By Rick Pearcey • November 22, 2016, 11:20 AM

Blake Neff reports at the Daily Caller:

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.

"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," Neff writes. "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."

Comment: The post-Constitution, post-Declaration federal government is totally out of control and riding roughshod over "We the American People."

Washington must decrease if Americans are to increase. Drain the swamp. Kick the monsters out. And let freedom ring. Make America free again.