TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Sep 11, 2017

Attorney General Herbert Slatery's decision to pull out of a multi-state anti-DACA effort is an example of how immigration politics in Tennessee are complicated — and changing, the New Yorker magazine reports in its latest edition. “Our office has decided not to challenge DACA in the litigation, because we believe there is a better approach,” Slatery wrote in a letter addressed to Tennessee’s two Republican senators. While the state legislature has pushed through strong anti-immigration laws, the magazine reports, it also nearly passed a bill that would allow undocumented students who grew up in the state to qualify for in-state tuition at public universities.