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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...

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...