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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.

14 02, 2018

ACLU-TN’s February 28 Freedom Forum to Examine Criminal Justice Reform, Voting Rights & Activism

2018-02-20T17:03:09+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN will host a "Freedom Forum" in Johnson City on Wednesday, February 28 on criminal justice reform, voting rights and community activism. The forum will take place at the Johnson City Public Library.

14 02, 2018

ACLU-TN’s March 1 Freedom Forum to Examine Criminal Justice Reform, Voting Rights & Activism 

2018-02-20T17:03:36+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN will host a "Freedom Forum" in Knoxville on Thursday, March 1 on criminal justice reform, voting rights and community activism. The forum will take place at the Knox County Public Library.

13 02, 2018

ACLU-TN’s February 22 Freedom Forum to Examine Criminal Justice Reform, Voting Rights & Activism

2018-02-13T15:13:01+00:00 February 13th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN will host a "Freedom Forum" in Chattanooga on Thursday, February 22 on criminal justice reform, voting rights and community activism. The forum will take place at the Chattanooga Public Library.

24 01, 2018

ACLU of Tennessee Secures Return of Vet’s Car Seized Through Civil Asset Forfeiture

2018-01-24T14:59:53+00:00 January 24th, 2018|Categories: Press Releases|

ACLU-TN has secured the return of a vehicle seized without cause from a disabled veteran by Mount Juliet police last September.