Skip to comments.Justice Department Reaches Settlement with Arapahoe, Colo., Sheriff’s Office to Resolve Immigration
Posted on 10/19/2013 4:44:37 PM PDT by moonshinner_09
The Justice Department announced today that it has reached an agreement with the Arapahoe County, Colo. Office of the Sheriff resolving allegations that the Office of the Sheriff violated the anti-discrimination provision of the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).
The investigation was initiated based on information obtained in the course of a lawsuit filed by a former employee against the Sheriffs Office alleging discriminatory termination. The Departments investigation established that the Office of the Sheriff improperly restricted law enforcement positions to U.S. citizens notwithstanding the fact that no law, regulation, executive order or government contract authorized it to restrict employment in this manner. The former employee who filed the lawsuit was in fact a U.S. citizen and had documentation that showed her work authorization but not her citizenship. The INAs anti-discrimination provision prohibits certain discriminatory hiring practices against work-authorized individuals and permits employers to limit jobs to U.S. citizens only where the employer is required to do so by law, regulation, executive order, or government contract.
Under the settlement agreement, the Office of the Sheriffs employment eligibility verification practices will be subject to monitoring by the Justice Department and reporting requirements for a period of three years. The Sheriffs Office also agreed to pay $500 in civil penalties to the United States. The Office of the Sheriff had already addressed the identified victims back pay claims through an earlier agreement based on her private lawsuit. In addition, the Office of the Sheriff informed other affected non-U.S. citizen applicants that they could re-apply for available law enforcement positions. The Sheriffs Office denied that it committed any violation of the anti-discrimination provision but fully cooperated with the investigation and agreed to revise its hiring policies and procedures to ensure compliance with the INAs anti-discrimination provision.
Wow, next they will be required to give the entrance exams in a native language.
There are set minimum requirements you must meet in order to become a member of The Tucson Police Department.
They are established by the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) and supplemented by additional standards of the Tucson Police Department.
Must be 21 years of age by the completion of the basic academy
Must be a U.S. Citizen
Must have a High School diploma or GED
No felony commissions/convictions or convictions of any offense that would be a felony if committed in Arizona
Pass a pre-employment medical examination that meets AZPOST standards
Shall not have been dishonorably discharged from the United States Armed Forces
Shall not have been previously denied certified AZPOST status, had AZPOST status revoked or currently have certified AZPOST status under suspension.
Shall not have had a DUI within the last three (3) years
It seems the Phoenix area sheriff was just following the Arizona Peace Officers Standards and Training Board (AZPOST) requirements.
So what happens when the illegal shoots someone or their dog, or has to testify in court?
This lawsuit makes no sense because you have to be a sworn law enforcement officer in regards to protecting the US Constitution and the country.
How can a non-citizen become such an officer? I can understand using legal residents in non-criminal policing actions such as community relations, records, etc, but not in carrying a weapon in relationship to enforcing the criminal laws in both the federal Constitution and state constitutions.