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ICE Sued For Alleged Warrantless Raid In TN: ‘We’re ICE…The Warrant Is Coming Out Of My Balls’

"The Tennessee chapter of the ACLU is suing Immigration and Customs Enforcement over an alleged warrantless raid on an apartment complex housing people suspected of being illegal immigrants, during which an officer reportedly said “we don’t need a warrant, we’re ICE.”...

Tenn. jail immigration policy made in secret, lawsuit says

"A lawsuit in Nashville is seeking to stop jailers across Tennessee from enforcing a state law that requires them to investigate the immigration status of any person who comes into a county or municipal detention facility. Public Chapter No. 1112, which passed in 2010 and took effect this...

TN police board scraps jail immigration screenings

"Jailers will no longer interview suspects about their birthplace and citizenship after a state commission, facing pressure from a lawsuit, scrapped immigration rules just two weeks into their implementation. The Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission voted unanimously on...

Federal lawsuit: Tenn. county judge acts as ICE cop

"Nashville immigration attorney Elliott Ozment’s crusade against state officials who attempt to enforce federal immigration law continued this week with the filing of a federal lawsuit against Maury County government and General Sessions Judge Bobby Sands. According to the lawsuit...

Combating UPIL in Tennessee

"Over the past decade, this office has brought a plethora of actions targeting the unauthorized practice of law by not only notarios, but also independent “paralegals”, document preparation companies, attorneys who have lost their license to practice law but who keep practicing anyway...

Tenn. Judge Orders Refunds for Fraudulent Immigration Services

"For 17 years, Martha Salazar operated a dubious business in South Nashville where thousands of Hispanics would have immigration papers and other legal documents prepared — despite her lack of credentials. A state judge this week ordered that Salazar’s business, Comunidad Hispana, on...

'Notarios' Defraud Tennessee Hispanics

"The fact that some portions of Tennessee’s immigration population do not have local roots as deep as in other parts of the country might make the lack of reporting to state officials here worse. There are just fewer people around who can issue warnings about the dangers involved. “In...

Federal Judge Excludes ICE Agents from Deposition Room for Testimony Regarding Immigration Information in Civil Rights Case

Andrew Free writes - "See ... today's decision from Judge John S. Bryant, a Magistrate Judge in the Middle District of Tennessee. The Court previously granted Plaintiffs' motion for a protective order regarding their immigration status and that of third-party witnesses. ICE defendants'...

The Immigration Consequences of Expunged Convictions: Rodriguez v. Tenn.

"The petitioner, a Mexican citizen, entered a guilty plea to the misdemeanor charge of patronizing prostitution and was granted judicial diversion. After successfully completing his diversion, the petitioner’s criminal record was expunged. More than three years after the entry of his plea...

Unpub. BIA on Tenn. Burglary: Matter of Lloyd

Ben Winograd writes: "In this unpublished decision, the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) terminated proceedings upon finding aggravated burglary under Tenn. Code Ann. 39-14-403 is not an aggravated felony under INA 101(a)(43)(G). The Board noted that burglary under Tennessee law is broader than...