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The Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, created in 1957 by the enactment of the Civil Rights Act of 1957, works to uphold the civil and constitutional rights of all Americans, particularly some of the most vulnerable members of our society. The Division enforces federal statutes prohibiting discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, familial status and national origin.

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Justice Department Settles Immigration-Related Discrimination Claim Against Abercrombie & Fitch Inc.
Thursday, June 25, 2015
(Press Release)
The Justice Department reached an agreement with Abercrombie & Fitch Inc., a clothing retailer headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.
Former Lowndes County, Georgia, Sheriff's Deputy and Civilian Co-Conspirators Sentenced for Civil Rights Conspiracy Challenge
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
(Press Release)
Former Lowndes County Sheriff's Deputy Jason Stacks was sentenced to serve 21 months in prison and two years supervised release for his role in a civil rights conspiracy aimed at stealing money from Hispanic motorists.

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Vanita Gupta
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General
Civil Rights Division
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