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LIVE BLOG on State of Union 2011 -- If JOBS Are Priority, Will Anybody Connect Immigration Policy?

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10:32 a.m. -- Immigration as a topic of pre-speech discussion has been almost nowhere to be seen over the weekend through today.  Give Pres. Obama's strong inclinations toward amnesty and more foreign workers, that should give reason for some relief, I suppose.

We held our breath before his first two SOTU speeches, expecting the worst but happy that he barely mentioned immigration, a signal that he was not going to invest too much political capital in pushing his unpopular amnesty positions.