From AP via the Arizona Republic (I don't normally quote MSM articles in their entirety, but this one is very short) -
The Justice Department has filed a lawsuit against the Maricopa County Community College District alleging it engaged in a pattern or practice of discrimination in hiring authorized non-citizens.This development, on top of last week's resignation of MCCCD Governing Board member Colleen Clark (interesting timing, that) should make for some interesting discussions at the Board's next meeting, whether that occurs at the next regularly scheduled meeting on September 28 or if one is scheduled in the interim.
The Justice Department says its investigation revealed that Maricopa Community Colleges required all newly hired non-citizens to present additional work authorization documents beyond those required by law, but did not require U.S. citizens to do so.
The Immigration and Nationality Act requires employers to treat authorized workers in the same manner during the hiring process, regardless of their citizenship status.
District spokesman Tom Gariepy says the district has no comment because the matter is in litigation
Now the attitude of contempt toward the "the other" that suffuses political discourse and practical governance at the upper reaches of Arizona's political food chain (state and county versions) has made its way to lower levels.
It seems that in Arizona, the Republicans embrace both "trickle down economics" and "trickle down bigotry."