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

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

by / on April 4, 2013

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.

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WPLN’s StoryCorps: Casting a First Vote

WPLN’s StoryCorps: Casting a First Vote

by / on July 30, 2012

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.

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NFIB Warns Businesses about Immigration Audits

by / on June 23, 2011

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.

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Capitol Hill Conversation – A Session Wrap

by / on May 31, 2011

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

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Arizona-styled Immigration Bill Punted to Next Year

by / on May 17, 2011

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

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Capitol Hill Conversation – Carr’s Last Stand on Immigration

by / on May 16, 2011

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.

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Immigrant Advocates Protest CCA Shareholder Meeting

by / on May 12, 2011

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.

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First of Carr Immigration Bills Moves in Senate Committee

by / on April 5, 2011

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.

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Tea Partiers Lobby State Legislature

by / on January 12, 2011

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.

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

by / on January 10, 2011

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.

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McWherter: Punish Companies Employing Undocumented Workers

by / on August 31, 2010

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

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

by / on July 20, 2010

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.”

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Bredesen Hopes White House Listens on Immigration

by / on July 13, 2010

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.

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Polling Shows Overwhelming Support for Immigration Provision in Tennessee

by / on June 28, 2010

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.

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Senate Debates Citizenship Enforcement after House Passes Resolution Praising AZ

by / on May 24, 2010

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.

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State Representative Wants “Must Speak English” Law

by / on March 3, 2010

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.

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Health Care Meets Immigration in Blackburn Town Hall

Health Care Meets Immigration in Blackburn Town Hall

by / on August 24, 2009

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

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ACLU Takes Issue With 287(g)

by / on July 24, 2009

The American Civil Liberties Union claims changes being made to the 287(g)program reinforce problems rather than root them out.

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TIRRC Recognized for ‘Welcoming Tennessee’ Campaign

by / on May 26, 2009

A Tennessee immigrant advocacy group was recognized Wednesday night at the Library of Congress for a campaign to get people talking about the effects of immigration – good and bad.

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MNPD Among Best At Communicating With Communities With Limited English

by / on February 25, 2009

Nashville’s police program for communicating with limited-English communities is among the nation’s best, according to a new report by the Vera Institute of Justice.

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