When Jazmin Ramirez heard the news early Thursday that the U.S. Supreme court ruled that she and 700,000 other young undocumented immigrants would be allowed to remain in this country, she waited for someone else to tell her before she could believe it herself.
A new review finds that few departments within Nashville government have written policies about how to answer requests from federal immigration authorities.
Listen / Leer en español. Mayor David Briley signed an executive order Tuesday morning that discourages local cooperation with federal immigration agencies. The policy comes amid growing scrutiny of Metro’s relationship with immigration officials.
Listen / Immigration has been a big issue in many political races this year. Conservative candidates have frequently promised a border wall and to crack down on undocumented immigrants. Now the other side of the debate is trying to gin up as much enthusiasm for candidates who back their priorities.
Listen / A nonprofit dedicated to sexual assault survivors in Middle Tennessee has been working with a federal grant to offer bicultural therapy for Latinos.
Listen / “You’re animals.” That was the first thing Albertina Contreras says she heard after she set foot on American soil, shortly before she was shackled and her daughter taken away to a detention facility for kids. They were headed for Murfreesboro, but only Contreras made it. Now, attorneys are trying to reunite the family, […]
Hundreds of protesters came out on Saturday to demonstrate against the Trump administration’s immigration policies — despite 90-degree temperatures.
Listen / For some Nashvillians, banal tasks like filing paperwork or reading a prescription are major obstacles to their daily lives. Adult illiteracy affects one in eight in the city, according to the Nashville Adult Literacy Council, and the problem goes beyond native citizens who didn’t learn during childhood. The NALC says it hits hardest […]
Updated at 2:06 p.m. A measure that would require government agencies and local police in Tennessee to work with federal immigration authorities will become law, despite a vigorous campaign urging Gov. Bill Haslam to veto the measure.
Tennesseans are becoming more open to letting undocumented immigrants stay in the country — even as official federal policy has been moving in the opposite direction.