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

Trump: Values Test, ‘Extreme Vetting’ for Immigrants

In a speech today, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump called for “extreme vetting” of immigrants and use of a new ideological test to assess an immigrant's likely support for "American values" of tolerance, pluralism and religious freedom. It is the latest version of his position, which began with a call to temporarily bar all foreign Muslims and then morphed into a temporary ban on immigrants from areas with a history of terrorism. WRCB-TV has more from the Associated Press.

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Lawyers Donate $76,000 to Access to Justice Efforts

More than $76,000 has been donated by Tennessee attorneys to organizations that serve low-income individuals in need of legal assistance, the Administrative Office of the Courts reports. The donations come as part of the annual licensing registration process. Starting in 2015, attorneys were given the option to donate to an Access to Justice Fund when renewing their licenses. Organizations receiving funds this year are the Community Legal Center, Disability Rights Tennessee, Legal Aid of East Tennessee, Legal Aid Society, Memphis Area Legal Services, Southeast Tennessee Legal Services, Tennessee Coalition to End Domestic and Sexual Violence, Tennessee Justice Center, Tennessee Justice for Our Neighbors, Volunteer Lawyers and Professionals for the Arts, and West Tennessee Legal Services.

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