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

Immigration Law CLE

Learn more Presdient Barack Obama's new executive order on immigration as well as many other changes in immigration policy on Dec. 10 at 6 p.m. Immigration Law section members will receive a discount. Learn more at TBA CLE.

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Obama Announces Immigration Changes

President Barack Obama last night announced a plan to allow up to 5 million of the country’s 11 million undocumented residents to obtain legal status in the U.S, the ABA Journal reports. As outlined in a press release, the president’s immigration reform plan calls for increased border enforcement, deporting felons rather than families and allowing parents of U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents permission to stay here temporarily if they register, pass criminal and national security background checks and pay their fair share of taxes. In response to the announcement, Rep. Andy Holt (R- Dresden) and Sen. Mae Beavers (R- Mt. Juliet) are filing a joint resolution requesting Gov. Bill Haslam file a lawsuit against the Obama Administration, citing the commandeering of state resources, which they say would be required to execute the President's Executive Order, and the lack of enforcement of deportation statutes as warrant for legal recourse.

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