California continues to defy the anti-immigrant trends taking hold in legislatures in the South. Following up on passage of the California DREAM Act, the state has just banned counties and municipalities from mandating E-Verify participation by employers. A number of towns in politically conservative parts of the state have been passing such ordinances over the past few years. The bill was signed by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown and supported by the California Chamber of Commerce as well as the California Farm Bureau Federation.
Gregory Siskind is a partner in Siskind Susser's Memphis, Tennessee, office. After graduating magna cum laude from Vanderbilt University, he received his Juris Doctorate from the University of Chicago. Mr. Siskind is a member of AILA, a board member of the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, and a member of the ABA, where he serves on the LPM Publishing Board as Marketing Vice Chairman. He is the author of several books, including the J Visa Guidebook and The Lawyer's Guide to Marketing on the Internet. Mr. Siskind practices all areas of immigration law, specializing in immigration matters of the health care and technology industries. He can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.