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

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American Thinker
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Saturday, August 8, 2015
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Oregon Issues
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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...

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 pay a $3,000 civil penalty, train its employees about federal anti-discrimination law and submit to monitoring by the Justice Department for the next three years.

In early January 2015, the EPD started a recruiting effort for new police officers. In some of its promotional materials, EPD erroneously wrote that state law required applicants to be citizens at the time of hire. In fact, state law only requires police officers to be citizens within 18 months of hire.

How can the EPD know that an applicant who is not a citizen will be a citizen in 18 months?  There is no way to be certain of that.

This is just the camel's nose inside the tent.  You think this doesn't apply to illegals?  Well, if Obama's amnesty goes through, it will.  Before long you will actually see illegal alien police officers...

When even the most sensitive jobs like the police are held open for illegals, it's difficult to see how our society can save itself.  Our society becomes their society.