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Immigration Daily January 24, 2011
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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.

Bloggings: Buyer Beware! Obama: The Deporter And Job Killer In Chief by Matthew Kolken

Bloggings: PERM: How To Find A Qualified Employer by Joel Stewart

Bloggings: ICE's New Employment Compliance Inspection Center To Target The Largest U.S. Companies by Angelo Paparelli

Bloggings: Immigration Obstacles Preventing Transplant Donors From Entering US by Greg Siskind

News: USCIS Publishes TPS Memo

News: USCIS Publishes Draft Of Template For RFE For Form I-140

Focus: Employer's Immigration Compliance Desk Reference
The Employer's Immigration Compliance Desk Reference by Gregory H. Siskind is co-published by ILW.COM and the Society for Human Resources Management (SHRM), the partial Table of Contents is as follows:

  • Part I: Complying With Immigration Laws: Form I-9 General Concepts; Completing the I-9 Form; Reverification; Recordkeeping; Electronic I-9 Systems; Knowledge of Unlawful Immigration Status; Unfair Immigration Practices; Penalties and Other Risks; IRCA Compliance Tips; Conducting an I-9 Self-Audit; E-Verify, IMAGE, and SSNVS; Social Security No-Match Letters; Mergers and Acquisitions; State Employer Immigration Laws ? Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, West Virginia
  • Part II: An Overview of the U.S. Immigration System: Nonimmigrant Visas, Immigrant Visas (the "Green Card"), Asylees and Refugees
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