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5 06, 2018

ACLU of Tennessee Files Federal Lawsuit Challenging Police Seizure of Disabled Vet’s Car

2018-06-05T17:05:32+00:00 June 5th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN has filed a lawsuit in federal court on behalf of a disabled veteran whose car was seized without cause by Mount Juliet police.

21 05, 2018

ACLU-TN Statement on Passage of Mass Deportation Legislation

2018-05-21T11:08:42+00:00 May 21st, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

Governor Haslam has allowed HB 2315, a bill that effectively turns all state and local law enforcement officers into unpaid immigration agents, to become law without his signature, despite the thousands of individuals from across the state and country calling on him to veto.

15 05, 2018

National Civil Rights Groups Sign Letter Urging Tennessee Governor to Veto Extreme Anti-Immigrant Bill

2018-05-15T16:17:42+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

Several national groups, including the American Civil Liberties Union, have signed on to a letter urging Governor Bill Haslam of Tennessee to veto the mass deportation anti-immigrant bill HB 2315.

15 05, 2018

Constitutional Law Experts, Violence Survivors’ Advocates, Criminal Defense Attorneys Urge Governor to Veto Mass Deportation Bill

2018-05-15T16:02:50+00:00 May 15th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

Experts from across Tennessee in three fields – constitutional and immigration law, criminal defense, and domestic and sexual violence advocacy – each sent Governor Haslam a letter urging him to veto mass deportation bill HB 2315.

10 05, 2018

ACLU-TN and TIRRC Statements on State’s Appeal of Anti-Refugee Lawsuit

2018-05-10T12:03:36+00:00 May 10th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

Tennessee lawmakers filed an appeal in their lawsuit attempting to block refugee resettlement in the state, months after a federal judge dismissed the lawsuit on multiple grounds, including the TGA's lack of standing to bring the lawsuit and the state's failure to show that refugee resettlement in Tennessee violates the U.S. Constitution.

4 05, 2018

ACLU-TN Urges Governor to Veto Anti-Sanctuary Legislation

2018-05-04T14:46:32+00:00 May 4th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN today sent a letter to Governor Bill Haslam urging him to veto HB 2315, the bill that would effectively turn all local and state law enforcement officers into unpaid federal immigration agents.

25 04, 2018

ACLU-TN Statement on Passage of Extreme Anti-Immigrant “Sanctuary City” Bill

2018-05-03T11:25:06+00:00 April 25th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

Tennessee legislators passed an extreme measure that, if signed by Governor Bill Haslam, would effectively turn all local and state law enforcement officers into unpaid federal immigration agents. The bill's passage comes despite pressure from ACLU-TN and other immigrants' rights organizations across the state to stop the legislation.

19 03, 2018

ACLU-TN Statement on Dismissal of State’s Anti-Refugee Lawsuit

2018-03-19T12:14:13+00:00 March 19th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by the state of Tennessee in an effort to block refugee resettlement in the state. ACLU-TN and the Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition had voiced opposition to the legislation that enabled the legislature to file the lawsuit.

13 03, 2018

ACLU-TN Urges Schools to Protect Students’ First Amendment Rights During Planned Walkouts

2018-03-13T11:47:11+00:00 March 13th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

In anticipation of student-led school walkouts to protest gun violence this week, ACLU-TN has sent a letter to every school district in the state calling on school directors to ensure that students’ First Amendment rights are protected.