Immigration Law Section

This section provides members the opportunity to exchange information with other immigration law practitioners and provides a newsletter to members on both federal and State immigration laws. It also provides annual CLE programming on immigration law.

Chair
Siskind Susser P.C.
2300 21st. Ave. South, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37212
(615)345-0266
Immediate Past Chair
Olsen Law Firm
535 Chestnut Street, Suite 160
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423)648-9390
Vice-Chair
Law Offices of Sean Lewis, PLLC
144 Second Ave N Ste 150
Nashville, TN 37201
(615)646-6002

Memphis Court Clerk Worker Indicted on Federal Charges

Tammy Brooks Carpenter, an employee of the Memphis City Court Clerk’s office, faces a federal charge of embezzlement for partially voiding payments of 188 traffic tickets and keeping some of the money drivers paid, the Memphis Daily News reports. The indictment returned by a federal grand jury on Tuesday alleges Carpenter embezzled about $24,000. Ed Stanton, U.S. attorney for the Western District of Tennessee, said Carpenter was “targeting and preying upon vulnerable members of the Hispanic community,” in the scheme.

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U Visa Mischaracterized in Villegas Story

A story in yesterday’s issue of TBA Today mischaracterized the benefits provided by a U Visa, as reported by Nashville Public Radio. This visa is actually a special temporary visa for crime victims, which allows the holder to remain in the United States legally on a temporary basis, but does not automatically grant citizenship. Under certain circumstances, a U Visa can allow the holder to apply for a green card after three years.

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