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
Immigration Law Offices of Steven...
P.O. Box 60920
Nashville, TN 37206
Twitter: abogado_esteban
Facebook: sjsimmigrationlaw/
(615)750-3142
Immediate Past Chair
Olsen Law Firm
735 Broad Street, Suite 708
Chattanooga, TN 37402
(423)648-9390
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219
(615)383-7421

Haslam Will Allow ‘Sanctuary Cities’ Bill into Law, Won’t Sign

Gov. Bill Haslam will allow a measure prohibiting sanctuary cities in Tennessee to become law without his signature, The Tennessean reports. The new law will also require law enforcement officials to comply with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. The Shelby County Commission, Nashville Metro Council, national organizations and local activists had pushed for Haslam to veto the bill. Haslam said that if he vetoed the bill, he believed there would be a special session of the legislature called to attempt to override his decision, and claimed that a veto would have prolonged a discussion that was “driving up a lot of fear on both sides.”
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Immigrant Graduates UTK Law 11 Years After Fleeing Venezuela

Karla Mendez, who fled Venezuela with her mother at the age of 13, graduated the University of Tennessee College of Law this week, after years of working multiple jobs as well as finally becoming a U.S. citizen. WATE reports that Mendez now wants to focus on helping other immigrants succeed.
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