Comment: SOTU - President Obama addresses Congress tomorrow on the State of the Union. Last year, Mr. Obama paid only lip service to immigration in his SOTU address, which was a factor, albeit small, in keeping some Democratic supporters at home in November 2010, leading, in small part to the shellacking that the Democrats then received. This year, Mr. Obama will undoubtedly focus on jobs, the budget and the economy, these being the issues on which the 2012 election will largely turn. But not entirely. We believe immigration will be an issue in New Mexico, Nevada and Colorado for 2012. Charting a course to the White House without these three states is not easy, the electoral math for a Democrat is difficult without the Southwest, where the immigrant vote is no artifact of the future, but a reality today (just ask Sharon Angle). Mr. Obama faces a choice. He can pay more lip service to immigration again, perhaps a few more words than last year, undoubtedly that's what would please the Republicans most, being as they are about to launch an E-Verify blitzkrieg. Or he can pledge to take concrete steps entirely within his own unfettered Executive discretion – just as granting TPS to all – and guarantee real support from important voters in the Southwest and elsewhere. Either way, Mr. Obama can be sure that an interested and increasingly sophisticated immigrant press will be watching, and will deliver their judgment on his SOTU address where it matters most – the ballot box.
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