TBA Law Blog

Posted by: Amelia Ferrell Knisely on Feb 16, 2016

The Tennessean reports the Senate Finance Ways and Means Committee today approved a Republican-backed resolution that orders Attorney General Hebert Slatery to sue the federal government for noncompliance of the Refugee Act of 1980. Sen. Mark Norris, R-Collierville, said the federal government has required the state to participate in the refugee resettlement program, even after the state opted out of the program in 2008. Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, expressed concerns that the resolution might have a “chilling effect” on the state’s refugee community.