Assistant U.S. Attorney General Tom Perez announces the formation of a new Justice Department civil rights unit to be based in Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. Officials sai

 

              Assistant U.S. Attorney General Tom Perez announces the formation of a new Justice Department civil rights unit to be based in Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. Officials sai
Assistant U.S. Attorney General Tom Perez announces the formation of a new Justice Department civil rights unit to be based in Birmingham, Ala., on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2012. Officials said the would look at issues related to immigrants plus a variety of other areas including fair housing laws, police brutality claims, compliance with federal disability laws and minority protection. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)