THE LOGJAM ON IMMIGRATION AT THE FEDERAL LEVEL has produced record amounts of state legislation on the subject. There’s an employer-sanctions bill moving in Tennessee:

Senate Bill 1870 by Sen. Jack Johnson (R-Brentwood) passed the Senate on Thursday by 27-2.

Known as the �Employer Responsibility in Hiring Practices Act�, the bill requires employers to use the Employment Eligibility Verification Basic Pilot Program to ensure that new hires are eligible to legally work in the United States.

The program is a web-based system that is operated by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Here’s a report from the National Conference of State Legislatures on immigration bills across the country.