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.
Listen / During this year’s session, the Tennessee legislature passed a bill that seeks to punish “sanctuary cities,” but Gov. Bill Haslam has yet to sign it. And some hope this could be the rare time he chooses to veto. He’s facing pressure from those who are opposed to the measure and — from […]
Listen / A measure that would require sheriff’s departments in Tennessee to hold people suspected of being in the country illegally — even when sheriffs have evidence that they’re not — is making its way through the state legislature. It’s being described as a tightening up of a 2009 Tennessee law that banned so-called “sanctuary […]
Immigration advocates are calling last week’s operation at an East Tennessee meatpacking plant the largest workplace raid since President Trump took office. Ninety-seven workers allegedly without legal status were arrested, and more than half have already been transferred to detention centers out of state.
This post contains strong language. Both of the Democrats who represent Tennessee districts in the Congress condemned language used by President Donald Trump to disparage several majority-black nations, but the state’s Republicans were silent after asked to comment by Nashville Public Radio on Friday.
Tennessee Congressman Jim Cooper doesn’t agree with the administration’s decision to end Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. But he’s hoping the state’s U.S. senators will continue to support the program.
Leaders of the largest protestant denomination in the U.S. are returning from the Texas border. They’re calling on evangelicals to have compassion for the tens of thousands of unaccompanied minors flooding from Central America.
In the final weeks of campaigning, two Republicans challenging Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander are harping on the same issue – illegal immigration. Both Memphis businessman George Flinn and Rutherford County state Rep. Joe Carr have released ads trying to tie Alexander to the current influx on the southern border.
On Wednesday, the city announced a partnership with the federal government to offer English classes and citizenship training on site.
Two prominent conservatives from Tennessee are calling on Congress to pass sweeping immigration reform. WPLN’s Daniel Potter reports on the push from the Southern Baptist Convention’s outgoing policy head Richard Land, alongside former US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.