The Department of Justice, in this case led by race-crusader Thomas Perez, is suing an Indiana-based egg producer for -- wait for it -- asking non-citizens to provide more or different documentation proving their eligibility to work than they ask of citizens.
The DOJ's press release does not claim that the company, Rose Acre Farms, incorrectly identifies who is a citizen of the US and who is a non-citizen, something they would jump on if they could reasonably claim it.
Therefore, the complaint boils down to this: The DOJ is claiming that it somehow comprises illegal discrimination for a company to have different documentation standards for non-citizens than for citizens. Perhaps it is also illegal discrimination to have foreigners go into different passport lines when entering the US.
Indeed, if it is discrimination to ask non-citizens for particular documentation, is it not then discimination to require non-citizens to acquire particular documentation prior to being allowed to work?
More seriously, however, if it were illegal to require a known non-citizen to produce particular, or more, documentation than a citizen should produce, then based on the DOJ's standards, it would often be illegal to ask any person a different question than you asked some other person if, for example, both people were asking you for a job.
The DoJ action falls precisely in line with their efforts to block Voter ID laws wherever possible and is part of their mission, as perfectly highlighted by President Obama's recent decision not to enforce immigration law for illegal aliens who came here when they were children, to functionally end most immigration law.
You may be tempted to think it is nothing more than a callous attempt to garner Hispanic votes in the November election, but you would be wrong. It is that, but it is more than that: Perez and his boss, Eric Holder, and his boss, Barack Obama, are birds of a feather, each of them believing that the United States must pay for historical sins, and they plan to do it regardless of the damage to the rule of law.
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