Tennessee is passing legislation to ban sanctuary cities in their state.
The Governor said he will sign a bill that prevents local Tennessee governments from not cooperating with federal immigration officers.
As reported by washingtonexaminer.com
Tennessee's Republican governor said Monday he will allow a bill to become law that would ban local governments in his state from blocking cooperation with federal immigration officers.
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam told reporters he will allow a bill that passed the state legislature last month to become law, but he is stopping short of signing it.
Tennessee law dictates that if a bill has not been signed or vetoed after its passage, it automatically becomes law 10 days after it is submitted to the governor. Lawmakers submitted it to Haslam on May 10, and he sent it back May 21, according to the Tennessee General Assembly website.
Under the new law, all localities within the Volunteer State will be banned from adopting policies that prohibit law enforcement officers from honoring detainer requests from U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The bill was approved just before the General Assembly adjourned April 25.
It's good to see Tennessee taking a stand, and showing that they stand with the federal government and President Trump on the issue. It's hard to believe sometimes that we live in a time where states would stand against the laws of our country to protect non-citizens over their own citizens. The states should be working together with the federal government to find a solution.
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