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.

Siskind Susser P.C.
2300 21st. Ave. South, Suite 201
Nashville, TN 37212
Immediate Past Chair
Olsen Law Firm
535 Chestnut Street, Suite 160
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Law Offices of Sean Lewis, PLLC
144 Second Ave N Ste 150
Nashville, TN 37201

UT Immigration Clinic Raising Funds for Legal Fellow

Karla McKanders, an associate professor at the University of Tennessee College of Law and director of the school’s Immigration Clinic, is raising money through “” – an online platform designed to raise money exclusively for university projects – to fund an immigration fellow at the clinic. The new fellow would provide legal assistance to children who have escaped violence, abuse and neglect in their home countries, as well as work closely with students on such cases. McKanders hopes to raise $10,000 to pay for travel, supplies and educational material.

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Panel Looks at Immigrant Birth Issues

Babies born in the United States to noncitizen parents would no longer be automatically granted citizenship under a proposal debated at a congressional hearing yesterday, the Tennessean reports. The House Subcommittee on Immigration held a hearing on so-called “birthright citizenship” as well as the issue of “birth tourism,” which refers to pregnant women from other countries who travel to America to deliver their children. Tennessee representatives Phil Roe, Scott DesJarlais and John Duncan have signed on to legislation to limit citizenship.

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