Post Tagged with: "Immigration"

SBC president Ronnie Floyd held a press conference along with other Baptist leaders after touring government facilities along the border housing unaccompanied minors from Central America. Credit: ERLC via Facebook

Back From The Border, Southern Baptists Call For Compassion Toward Immigrants

July 23, 2014 at 10:38 am

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.

Candidate George Flinn recently returned from a trip to McAllen, Texas. He used photos of him by the border in his most recent ad. Credit: Flinn for Senate

What Eric Cantor’s Loss Has To Do With Immigration Jabs At Lamar Alexander

July 10, 2014 at 4:34 am

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.

Acting director of U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Lori Scialabba signs an agreement with Nashville Mayor Karl Dean regarding a program to help guide permanent residents to citizenship. Credit: Blake Farmer / WPLN

Nashville’s Libraries Take On Citizenship Prep For Immigrants

June 11, 2014 at 4:10 pm

On Wednesday, the city announced a partnership with the federal government to offer English classes and citizenship training on site.

Alberto Gonzales, Richard Land Call for Immigration Bill (TRANSCRIPT)

Alberto Gonzales, Richard Land Call for Immigration Bill (TRANSCRIPT)

April 4, 2013 at 5:19 pm

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.

WPLN’s StoryCorps: Casting a First Vote

WPLN’s StoryCorps: Casting a First Vote

July 30, 2012 at 8:10 am

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.

NFIB Warns Businesses about Immigration Audits

June 23, 2011 at 5:33 pm

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.

Capitol Hill Conversation – A Session Wrap

May 31, 2011 at 6:02 am

This year’s state lawmakers changed teacher tenure, charter schools and lawsuit awards. WPLN’s state capitol correspondent Joe White hits the highlights

Arizona-styled Immigration Bill Punted to Next Year

May 17, 2011 at 6:50 pm

A proposed state law calling for local police to deal with illegal immigrants has been put off until next year by its Senate sponsor.

Capitol Hill Conversation – Carr’s Last Stand on Immigration

May 16, 2011 at 6:30 am

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.

Immigrant Advocates Protest CCA Shareholder Meeting

May 12, 2011 at 1:42 pm

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.

First of Carr Immigration Bills Moves in Senate Committee

April 5, 2011 at 5:28 pm

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.

Tea Partiers Lobby State Legislature

January 12, 2011 at 5:32 pm

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.

New Speaker Wants to Broaden Local Immigration Enforcement, Expand Charter Schools

January 10, 2011 at 5:48 am

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.

McWherter: Punish Companies Employing Undocumented Workers

August 31, 2010 at 10:14 pm

Tennessee’s Democratic candidate for governor says he wants to punish employers who knowingly hire undocumented workers.

Bredesen Calls Lawmakers’ Trip to Discuss Immigration in Arizona ‘Grandstanding’

July 20, 2010 at 5:27 pm

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.”

Bredesen Hopes White House Listens on Immigration

July 13, 2010 at 4:33 pm

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.

Polling Shows Overwhelming Support for Immigration Provision in Tennessee

June 28, 2010 at 6:24 am

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.

Senate Debates Citizenship Enforcement after House Passes Resolution Praising AZ

May 24, 2010 at 11:17 pm

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.

State Representative Wants “Must Speak English” Law

March 3, 2010 at 3:15 pm

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.

Health Care Meets Immigration in Blackburn Town Hall

Health Care Meets Immigration in Blackburn Town Hall

August 24, 2009 at 10:02 pm

Debate over creating a public health insurance option merged with concerns over immigration at a town hall meeting in Clarksville Monday night.