The Department of Justice decided that it's a bad idea to keep "undocumented aliens" (non-citizens) from working in Law Enforcement jobs because ... diversity.
These people know other languages, and legal Americans don't. Good point!
That's important when you're interrogating people who cross the American borders illegally. You know, like drug mules and rapists and murderers. These people need to be interrogated in their native language, to determine whether their motives to immigrate illegally are societally valid.
It's a shame that America only judges emigrants based on legal issues; isn't it enough that they want to join us because they can work for low wages?
Why SHOULDN'T we hire them to police our laws? Should we hold it against them, that they have demonstrated their willingness to break the law in order to gain admittance? Are we that petty?
Shouldn't we trust our Government?
(CNSNews.com) – The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) released a comprehensive report Wednesday examining law enforcement hiring, recruitment, and retention policies with the aim of increasing diversity in police departments. The report--"Advancing Diversity in Law Enforcement"--highlighted barriers to diversity within police departments, such as “the use of criminal background checks” which the researchers found “is likely to disproportionately impact racial minority applicants.” The report also found that U.S. citizenship requirements “may prevent a considerable number of racial and ethnic minorities – many of whom have valuable foreign language skills – from being hired by law enforcement agencies.” The report opened with an analysis of EEOC labor force data, which “found that African-American, Latino, and Asian-American police officers were underrepresented relative to the local area population in a significant number of the departments analyzed. Using a statistical test of underrepresentation, the researchers found that within their sample, African Americans were underrepresented in 60 percent of the departments, Latinos were underrepresented in 41 percent, and ....