So the Feds won't do the job, and now they are trying to stop anyone else from doing it?
I thought that punishing employers was what the liberals said we should be doing.
I especially liked this part:
A separate Arizona law penalizing employers of undocumented workers would "disrupt a careful balance that Congress struck" in the 1986 federal immigration act, the Justice Department told the court in a filing Friday.
What balance? There was an amnesty, and then no enforcement.
I also liked this part:
The Arizona law, passed in 2007, subjects employers to stiffer penalties than federal law and lacks safeguards that Congress provided against employment discrimination, government lawyers said.
Screw the antidiscrimination laws.
That is all.