As you well know, the lives of immigrants have been dramatically transformed since the election. The president and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) have made clear that every undocumented person is a priority for deportation, and that local government institutions will be used to carry out mass deportations. As a result, immigrants in Nashville have been fearful of sending their kids to schools, of accessing critical services, and of engaging with public agencies. We need to update our policies to build trust in Nashville and to keep families together.

In response, TIRRC launched our Nashville Together campaign by filing two bills with Metro Council to draw a bright line between the work of city agencies and that of federal immigration enforcement, building trust and cooperation in the city and helping to keep Nashville families together. To learn more, read our Policy Brief here.

 

Nashville Together Ordinances

Why "Nashville Together"?

How ICE uses Local Governments to Carry Out Mass Deportations

Nashville Together Campaign in the Media

List of Endorsing Organizations

 

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Wednesday
Jun212017

PRESS STATEMENT: Nashville Together Ordinance Passes Second Vote

Wednesday
Jun212017

Nashville Together Campaign in the Media

Here are recent media coverage of the Nashville Together campaign.

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Monday
Jun192017

List of Endorsing Organizations 

TIRRC is honored and proud to stand together with the following organizations who have publicly endorsed the Nashville Together campaign.

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Monday
Jun192017

Nashville Together Ordinances

This ordinance ensures the city's limited resources are allocated to local priorities, not carrying out the duties of the federal government. The Trump administration's blurring of the lines between city services and federal immigration enforcement has had a chilling effect on immigrant families accessing critical services and participating in the city...

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Monday
Jun192017

How ICE uses Local Governments to Carry Out Mass Deportations

Existing state and federal laws require all local governments and law enforcement agencies to comply with federal immigration law, but the way that ICE carries out mass deportations in local communities is aided by voluntary and largely unfunded collaboration.

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