Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Breaking News: Arizona, Here We Go Again!

Jerry Markon of the Washington Post
reports the U.S. Justice Department filed another lawsuit against immigration practices by Arizona authorities, alleging that a network of community colleges (including the Maricopa County Community College District) acted illegally in requiring noncitizens to provide their green cards before they could be hired for jobs. The suit comes on the heels of (1) the DOJ's successful lawsuit enjoining major portions of the state's immigration law, SB 1070, from going into effect; and (2) an ongoing investigation of Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio, the sheriff in Maricopa County, who is known for tough immigration enforcemen for civil rights violations.

The new lawsuit claims that the colleges discriminated against nearly 250 noncitizen job applicants by mandating that they fill out more documents than required by the Immigration and Nationality Act to prove their eligibility to work. 




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