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Maryland's former labor secretary is set to head up the U.S. Justice Department's Civil Rights division.

Thomas Perez, who served in Governor Martin O'Malley's cabinet, has been confirmed by the U.S. Senate as Assistant Attorney General of the Civil Rights Division. Perez is the second Hispanic American to serve in the position.

The civil rights division prosecutes violations of criminal civil rights statutes and enforces federal laws against discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, disability, religion, and national origin.

In a statement, Congressman Chris Van Hollen of Maryland praised Perez as a tireless advocate for justice. In his prior position, Perez developed a package of reforms to address Maryland's foreclosure crisis as head of the state's Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation.

Natalie Neumann reports...

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