Though this time, there does appear to have been an actual violation of federal law:
The Justice Department filed another lawsuit against immigration practices by Arizona authorities, 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.
The Immigration Control and Reform Act of 1986 says non-citizens can’t be required to produce more or different documents than citizens to prove their legal eligibility for employment — part of the price Ted Kennedy and his ilk exacted for finally agreeing to prohibit the employment of illegal aliens. Maybe it’s a dumb provision, but it’s the law.
Of course, this again raises the question of when the Justice Department will get around to suing San Francisco and other sanctuary cities for their violations of federal immigration law. Oh, that’s right — DoJ has pledged not to sue them.