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.
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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.
Listen Now: For the last few weeks, we’ve been bringing you stories recorded in Middle Tennessee, during StoryCorps’ recent visit to Nashville. Today, we close out the series with the story of Remziya Sulyeman. She cast her first vote in America, in 2005. But it wasn’t on a US ballot.
The National Federation of Independent Businesses sent out a press release yesterday announcing that businesses could soon be audited to see if they’ve hired illegal immigrants.
This year’s state lawmakers changed teacher tenure, charter schools and lawsuit awards. WPLN’s state capitol correspondent Joe White hits the highlights
A proposed state law calling for local police to deal with illegal immigrants has been put off until next year by its Senate sponsor.
As the state legislature wraps up its business for the year, several immigration-related bills remain parked on the sideline. WPLN’s Joe White says some proposals still have a chance to pass.
Nashville-based Corrections Corporation of America is under the microscope of immigrant advocates, who claim the company pushes for immigration laws to fill their private prisons. At a CCA shareholders meeting Thursday, members of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition asked – unsuccessfully – for major investors to sell their stock.
A state Senate committee approved a bill today that requires employers to use the federal system for checking the immigration status of their workers. It’s the first in a set of three bills aimed at illegal immigrants.
Representatives of Tennessee’s Tea Parties showed up at Nashville’s Capitol Hill today to promote their view of the Constitution. The advocates claim they aren’t a monolithic group with one way of thinking, but that they are united on basing legislative change on the U.S. Constitution. They’re focused on a message of overturning President Obama’s health care reform, fiscal responsibility and teaching a less critical view of American history. For some, that includes rethinking citizenship and the relationship between government and religion.
The woman expected to become Speaker of the Tennessee House says she wants to be practical about any proposed laws dealing with illegal immigrants. Lawmakers have already begun filing legislation for the session that starts this week.
Tennessee’s Democratic candidate for governor says he wants to punish employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers.
Several Tennessee lawmakers will take a trip later this month to visit peers in Arizona, in hopes of emulating that state’s controversial new immigration law. But Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen says immigration suffers when it’s used as a quote “political football.”
Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen says he hopes the White House is listening to his comments on immigration. He was part of a New York Times front-page story this week for pushing back against the Obama Administration’s agenda.
A recent poll shows strong support in Tennessee for immigration measures like Arizona’s new law, and even higher support when Arizona is taken out of the question.
Hours after the state House passed a resolution praising Arizona for its treatment of illegal aliens, the state Senate crafted a bill Monday night to require sheriffs to check the citizenship of the people they put in jail.
A proposal to assure employers that they can make their workers speak English on the job is moving through the state legislature. The measure is essentially a repeat of federal rules.
Debate over creating a public health insurance option merged with concerns over immigration at a town hall meeting in Clarksville Monday night.