Job seekers would be automatically disqualified from a job at the Denver Sheriff’s department if they were not a U.S. citizen. Is this fair?
Immigrants coming to America in the hopes of becoming a US citizen need merely to serve four years in the military and they will be on the fast track to citizenship. However, local law enforcement agencies do not provide this benefit.
The Denver police department was in need of some new recruits in order to alleviate some of the senior staff members from outrageous overtime. In order to fill this quota, the police department put out an ad which detailed the requirements for the job. Namely the requirement to be a US citizen. Now after hiring almost 200 new recruits the department in being fined for their discriminatory actions.
By spring 2016, the department had hired 200 new deputies, flooding the workplace with more eager police officers. The veterans and senior officers were grateful for the reinforcements. Everyone was happy.
But now the Justice Department has slapped the Sheriff’s Department with a fine of $10,000 for purposely discriminating against job seekers. Learn more about this below!
Besides issuing Denver’s Sheriff’s Department with the fine, the Justice Department has handed over a list to help the sheriff mitigate their discriminatory hiring practices and give job applicants a fair chance.
The Denver Sheriff’s Department said it was an accident. They didn’t mean to ‘discriminate’ but felt that hiring US citizens was the right thing to do.
Then they issued the following statement:
“The Denver Sheriff Department maintains its commitment to treat all people with dignity and respect, and is proud to have one of the most diverse workplaces in Colorado,” said Denver Sheriff’s Department spokesperson Simon Crittle. “While we didn’t commit this violation intentionally, we accept responsibility and are taking steps to clarify policy and amend language in hiring documents.”
Why shouldn’t local law enforcement be run entirely by American citizens? I’m pretty sure if I went to Russia and applied for the same position it would be laughable. Why are Democrats constantly trying to support noncitizens over Americans?
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