Denver Sheriff’s Department fined $10K for hiring only US citizens

November 23, 2016


The intention, Denver officials said, was benevolent.

The Denver Sheriff’s Department set out to hire scores of deputies last year to lessen the burden on its staff and cut millions in overtime.

It advertised for prospects, and included U.S. citizenship as a requirement.

By this past spring, it had hired 200 deputies.

The Justice Department did not congratulate the agency – instead, it slapped Colorado’s largest sheriff’s department with a $10,000 fine and a host of steps it must take to address what was described as discriminatory hiring.

In a summary of the settlement on its website, the Justice Department said that in insisting on citizenship, the Denver Sheriff’s Department violated an anti-discrimination provision in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) that forbids employers from hiring only U.S. citizens except in cases where it is mandated “by law, regulation, executive order or government contract.”

14 Comments - what are your thoughts?

  • CharlieSeattle says:

    Do not pay the fine!

  • William R. Sullens says:

    Hopefully, this will be something that will be rejected by the Trump administration. Law enforcement personnel such as Deputies, should be U.S. citizens. We do not need any non-citizens carrying weapons in a Deputy capacity and trying to enforce U.S./State and Local laws when they have no vested interest in this country. They can reapply with they become citizens.

  • Dennis B Anderson says:

    Fu Muslim slime, try going to Iran to get a position on the police force let me know how that works out for you. They would decapitate you for even concidering a position like that. How god dahmhed dumb are you liberals. Personally I cant wait for civil war to get rid of all you wind sucking star gazers. You concider a trip to the welfare office work. Personally I think you have lived to long get some other country to feed your lame @$$3$ Youre going to start getting bullets with your food stamps.

  • solog says:

    Are you kidding me….this is the United States of America….and people wonder why things are the way they are….wake up and open your eyes…freaking pathetic!

  • Rodney Steward says:

    There’s been nothing justice under this muslim controlled administration since day one! It’s stupid to hire illegals that’s most of the problem anyway!! Maybe most of this injustice dept. will go to prison, and finally get real people of justice in to clean up this mess!

  • Jim Baum says:

    The only non-citizens who might have a legal claim of discrimination to being denied the right to apply for a job. Would be those “Resident Aliens” aka not yet a citizen. Who are legally in this country, and are going to become citizens. Once the residence requirement (you know the number of years), that they must have lived here, along with meeting the other requirements to become a Citizen of the United States, have been met. To deny those people the opportunity to gain lawful employment. is just dead wrong!

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  • Harry J Schaubel says:

    Of course. Who better to find, arrest, and deport an illegal Alien, than another Illegal Alien. I mean it worked for George Soros and look where he is, now!

    I DO hope the Sherriff’s Dept is going to take this case to court! I always thought we already had laws on the books making it ILLEGAL to hire illegal aliens. What’s needed here is for Lynch to be taken to court for ordering this Sherriff to BREAK THE LAW!!!!!

  • 1Orchard-1955Arthur Tompkins says:

    Excuse me, I thought this was The United States of America. Since when do non-citizens have a right to a job in this Country? Since when do businesses have to hire non-citizens? Since when did the DOJ get the right to tell anyone whom to hire? If one is a non-citizen then they are only visitors to this Country.

  • art says:

    and barry got a crowbar struck up his ass

  • Bob says:

    Just wait about 45 days and they can ignore this type of BS. How in the world would being a law enforcement official not require being a Citizen? And, if it is the policy of the State that only Citizens be in law enforcement, how does this violate the mandate by “by law, regulation, executive order or government contract.” that they are quoting? It does NOT say that a Governor’s Executive Order does NOT count.

  • HWayneS says:

    LINCH LYNCH !!!!

    1. Harry J Schaubel says:

      Actually they’re both spelled the same.
      Interesting, isn’t it. :]
      Lynch Lynch!!!!!

      1. CharlieSeattle says:

        Context trumps spelling here!

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