Denver Sheriff’s Department asked accepts penalty for making citizenship a requirement

By Marty Carlson

The United States Department of Justice has find the Denver Sheriff’s Department when it found it wrongly made United States citizenship a week job requirement during a recent hiring spree.

Denver Sheriff’s Department has accepted the fine of $10,000.

The Sheriff’s Department, is the biggest Sheriff’s office in Colorado, was fined after required applications for deputy sheriff jobs to be US citizens when hiring from beginning of 2015 through March 2016. 200 deputies were hired during this recruitment.

The term apartment now will have to go through old applications to find applicants who were eliminated because of their citizenship status to reconsider them for future jobs.

The Justice Department’s said the sheriff department violated the immigration and nationality act without having an exemption.

Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952

Other short titles McCarran-Walter Act
Long title An Act to revise the laws relating to immigration, naturalization, and nationality; and for other purposes.
Enacted by the 82nd United States Congress
Effective June 27, 1952
Public law 82-414
Statutes at Large 66 Stat. 163
Legislative history
  • Introduced in the House
    as H.R. 5678 by
    Francis E. Walter (DPA), Pat McCarran (DNV) on October 9, 1951
    • Passed the House on April 25, 1952 (passed)
    • Passed the Senate on May 22, 1952 (passed)
    • Reported by the joint conference committee on May 23, 1952; agreed to by the House on June 10, 1952 (adopted) and by the Senate on June 11, 1952 (adopted)
    • Vetoed by President Harry S. Truman on June 25, 1952
    • Overridden by the House on June 26, 1952 (278–113)
    • Overridden by the Senate and became law on June 27, 1952 (57–26)