Washington Post:  “The Justice Department filed another lawsuit against immigration practices by Arizona authorities

[Phoenix area community colleges], saying Monday that a network of community colleges acted illegally in requiring noncitizens to provide their green cards before they could be hired for jobs.”

Can it get more bizarre?  The federal government required by U.S. law to prevent people from entering and staying in the U.S. illegally sues because employers ask for proof that job applicants are legally in the U.S.  The Obama administration is now actively preventing employers from complying with the federal law.

According the the I-9 Employer Handbook, Employers are required by Section 274A of the Immigration and Nationality Act

“to hire only persons who may legally work here: citizens and nationals of the United States and aliens authorized to work.  To comply with the law, you must verify the identity and employment eligibility of anyone you hire, and complete and retain a Form I-9”

The following is from the website of the U.S. Citizenship & Immigration Services:

“Employment Eligibly Enforcement:  All U.S. employers must complete and retain a Form I-9 for each individual they hire for employment in the United States. This includes citizens and noncitizens. On the form, the employer must examine the employment eligibility and identity document(s) an employee presents to determine whether the document(s) reasonably appear to be genuine and relate to the individual and record the document information on the Form I-9. The list of acceptable documents can be found on the last page of the form.

Checkout this statement from the instructions to the I-9 form employers must complete and send to the feds for new hires:

“It is illegal to discriminate against any individual (other than an alien not authorized to work in the United States) in hiring . . . .”