The department will also have to comb through all of its job applications from the past two years, identifying immigrants who were excluded from the hiring process and giving them due consideration.
"Eliminating this unlawful citizenship requirement will help ensure that the Denver Sheriff Department hires the best and most qualified individuals to protect and serve," DOJ Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General Vanita Gupta said in a statement. "The entire community will benefit from these reforms."
The Immigration and Nationality Act demands that employers are required to give equal treatment if they have valid work permits, unless local, state or federal law explicitly requires the jobs to employ only citizens.
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