Eugene, Oregon police department forced to consider illegal aliens for officers

The federal government sued the Eugene, Oregon police department because it would not consider non-citizens for the job of police officer: Oregon's second-largest city has agreed to pay a civil penalty and undergo federal monitoring in a settlement over allegations it violated anti-discrimination law when hiring new police officers, the Justice Department said on Wednesday. An investigation found that from July 2013 through February 2015 Eugene asked police officer job applicants about their citizenship status, intending to exclude non-U.S. citizens at the time of hire, the Justice Department said. The behavior violated the U.S. Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, which bars employers from limiting work to U.S. citizens except where the employer is required to do so by law, regulation, executive order or government contract. What kind of law is on the books that won't let employers limit jobs to Americans?  This is truly bizarre! Eugene agreed to...(Read Full Post)