Eben Cathey, Communications Coordinator: 615-775-1069
Nashville - Today, all seven Republican House members in Tennessee voted to undo President Obama's progress on granting administrative relief to millions of mothers, fathers, and children. Those who cast the mean-spirited vote to deport moms and dads demonstrated their lack of compassion for tens-of-thousands of families in Tennessee, and their preference to put politics before people.
Those who will benefit from the President's policy change represent a fraction of immigrant families that need relief, and much less than the potential beneficiaries of the Immigration Reform bill that passed the Senate. Instead of building on the progress the President has made towards repairing our immigration system, many of our House members are attempting to tear down the potential foundations of reform. It is well-known that the measure has nearly no chance of passing the Senate.
TIRRC will continue holding education sessions across the state to answer questions about administrative relief, educate immigrant community members about how to prepare for the application process, and offer assistance when necessary. We've already reached thousands of people, and will continue to make DACA and DAPA as accessible for possible for immigrant families across the state.