TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Barry Kolar on Dec 31, 2018

When a new Tennessee immigration law goes into effect Jan. 1, it could lead to changes at the Shelby County jail, the Commercial Appeal reports. The new law makes it possible to punish cities that adopt “sanctuary policies” regarding immigrants. In Shelby County, the Sheriff’s office has stopped obeying federal immigration detainer requests last year after the county attorney said that doing so would likely violate the U.S. Constitution.