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
Olsen Law Firm
735 Broad Street, Suite 708
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423)648-9390
Vice-Chair
Immigration Law Offices of Steven...
P.O. Box 60920
Nashville, TN 37206
(615)750-3142

Nashville Director of Law Says Immigration Ordinance Not Enforceable

An opinion from Metro Nashville’s Director of Law has the mayor asking the council to reconsider a controversial immigration ordinance proposed by the Metro Council, The Tennessean reports. Director of Law Jon Cooper said in an opinion that under state law the Metro Council cannot prevent the Nashville sheriff from cooperating with federal immigration authorities. Mayor Megan Barry said in a statement that the council should rethink the bill, which advanced on first reading last week. The “Nashville Together” ordinance would prohibit Nashville from using local resources to assist in enforcing federal immigration laws.
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Learn About Immigration Law for Employers in Trump Era

A webcast presentation on July 6 from Bruce Buchanan will address how immigration law is undergoing massive changes that will directly affect employers. Some of the areas that will see change include immigration compliance, an increase in ICE audits and a possible return to raids. Visas could also see change, especially H-1B and L visas. Find out more and register here.

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