Thursday, November 14, 2019

Neighbors form a human barricade to protect dad from being deported

A group of sympathetic Tennessee neighbors mobilized yesterday to form a human barricade to successfully protect a father from arrest by two Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents. Neighbors in Nashville first brought food, water and gas to the unidentified man and his 12-year-old son, who were holed up for about four hours in the family […]

Tennessee needs Bilingual Latino Professionals

Professional Latino/a? Bilingual? Looking for a job? You may want to try Tennessee. The  Latino population in that state grew by 134 percent, to 290,000. And while that may not seem like much across and entire state, in ten years, it’s got Tennesseans worried. The problem is that Latinos there have gone from being invisible to being everywhere – […]

US Census Bureau says Hispanic Population now over 50 Million

Hispanics are now officially the largest minority group in the country numbering over 50 million, according to the U.S. Census Bureau on Thursday. That number translates to 16.3% of the nation’s population and means that 1 out of every 6 Americans is a Latino. Interesting trends have also emerged; revealing the country’s low overall growth […]

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 […]