TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Katharine Heriges on Jun 28, 2017
Metro Nashville Councilmembers sponsoring the “Nashville Together” immigration ordinance will withdraw their bills after Mayor Megan Barry called on the council to rethink the legislation, The Tennessean reports. The legislation sought to prevent Metro from using city funds and facilities to enforce federal immigration law unless the action was accompanied by a federal warrant signed by a judge. Metro Director of Law Jon Cooper issued a legal opinion that said the ordinance is not enforceable.