Here's a town in California that has decided it will ignore federal law and do its own I-9 audits of local employers to determine whether they should be able to keep their business licenses. Even the anti-immigrant groups pushing state laws on immigration enforcement don't go this far in terms of letting a municipality take matters into their own hands. They at least rely on federal authorities to make a determination of whether IRCA has been violated before imposing their own sanctions.

If a city wants to pass a sanctions law, at least do it the legal way. Isn't there a bit of irony in a city trying to pass a law to punish alleged lawbreakers and then completely ignoring the law in enacting the ordinance?