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I would like Governor Haslam to veto HB 2315 because it threatens public safety and tears families apart.
Why the Mass Deportation Bill is Wrong for Tennessee.
HB 2315 allows for the warrantless detention of immigrants based on requests from federal immigration agents and prohibits local law enforcement from ensuring that there is probable cause or a judicial warrant before detaining individuals. The measure also requires all law enforcement officers to inquire about immigration and citizenship status and punishes local governments if their law enforcement agencies adopt, formally or informally, policies or practices that limit entanglement with federal immigration enforcement. This bill would effectively turn all local and state law enforcement officers into unpaid federal immigration agents.
In addition to its potential Fourth Amendment violations, this legislation harms immigrant families, supports warrantless searches and erodes immigrants’ trust in police, leading to underreporting of crime by victims and witnesses. Tell Governor Haslam to veto HB 2315 and ensure that immigrant families in our state are treated fairly.