Immigration Law Section

This section provides members the opportunity to exchange information with other immigration law practitioners and provides a newsletter to members on both federal and State immigration laws. It also provides annual CLE programming on immigration law.

Immediate Past Chair
Immigration Law Offices of Steven...
P.O. Box 60920
Nashville, TN 37206
Twitter: abogado_esteban
Facebook: sjsimmigrationlaw/
Olsen Law Firm
735 Broad Street, Suite 708
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Sengkhounmany Law
745 S. Church St., Ste. 303
Murfreesboro, TN 37130
Staff Coordinator
Tennessee Bar Association
221 4th Avenue N. Suite 400
Nashville, TN 37219

Judge Rules Spanish-Language Journalist Will Stay in Immigration Detention

Memphis-based journalist Manuel Duran will likely remain in immigration detention for several more months following a decision today by a judge in Louisiana to deny his release on bond, The Commercial Appeal reports. A native of El Salvador, Duran is well-known in Memphis for his years of appearances on Spanish-language radio stations. More recently, he was running his own news outlet, Memphis Noticias. He was arrested along with several others while covering a protest outside the criminal justice center in Memphis on April 3.
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Judge Blocks Trump Plans to Add Citizenship Question to 2020 Census

A federal judge in New York has ruled against the Trump administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, NPR reports. U.S. District Judge Jesse Furman ordered the administration to stop its plans to include the controversial question on forms for the upcoming national head count "without curing the legal defects" the judge identified in his opinion. The district court ruling in New York is expected to be appealed to the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and, ultimately, to the Supreme Court.
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