Friday, December 6, 2019

Tennessee GOP Anti-Immigration Bills Out of Step with Constituent Concerns

On Wednesday, Tennessee State Rep. Joe Carr introduced a package of tough anti-immigration bills including one mimicking Arizona’s controversial SB 1070. Carr and Republican Senate sponsor Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro asserted during a press conference that they believed their legislation would survive a court challenge.  Hedy Weinberg, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union […]

Prisons in Tennessee Could Benefit from GOP’s Proposal for Arizona-style Immigration Law

Republicans in Tennessee want to copy Arizona’s controversial anti-immigrant law next year, which critics say would benefit one private prison company that has made significant contributions to conservative lawmakers backing the law. The tough immigration law will be a top item on the new Republican-dominated legislature’s agenda.  State Sen. Bill Ketron (R) says he will […]