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

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Posted by: Katharine Heriges on May 21, 2018
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.”