FILE - In this Thursday, May 10, 2012 file photo, United States Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, left, who heads up the civil rights division at the Department of Justice, is jo

 

              FILE - In this Thursday, May 10, 2012 file photo, United States Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, left, who heads up the civil rights division at the Department of Justice, is jo
FILE - In this Thursday, May 10, 2012 file photo, United States Assistant Attorney General Thomas Perez, left, who heads up the civil rights division at the Department of Justice, is joined by Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Roy Austin, as Perez announces a federal civil lawsuit against Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaio during a news conference in Phoenix, after months of negotiations failed to yield an agreement to settle allegations that Arpaio's department racially profiled Latinos in his trademark immigration patrols. Two people familiar with the process say President Barack Obama is close to naming Perez as his choice to head the Department of Labor. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)