Immigrant and refugee households have represented an outsized share of coronavirus cases in Nashville. But the city is still playing catch-up to provide critical services to contain the spread of COVID-19, especially among Spanish speakers.
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.
The Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, along with more than a dozen other community groups, are calling on Gov. Bill Lee and local government officials to establish a plan to address COVID-19 disparities in the state’s Latino community.
Both Nashville and the state of Tennessee have been sharing the names and addresses of people who test positive for the coronavirus with law enforcement. That worries immigrant rights advocates. The Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition, or TIRRC, has been helping distribute information about how and where to get tested for the virus. Policy […]
Many first-generation students in Tennessee were looking forward to graduating in front of family and friends. But traditional ceremonies do not follow the new social distancing guidelines. So, students are celebrating virtually.
Starting this fall, students with undocumented parents will be able to get in-state tuition at Tennessee universities and community colleges. The Republican legislature was commended for making overtures to the immigrant community. But the gesture might have been only symbolic.