TIRRC equips immigrant and refugee leaders with the tools to their own stories and shape how Tennessean's understand the impacts of immigration and changing demographics. TIRRC and our members are frequently featured in local and national press outlets.

For media inquiries, contact Hamp Price at hamp@tnimmigrant.org


Statements & Releases


3 de septiembre de 2019 | DECLARACIÓN

TIRRC Responde a la Orden Ejecutiva sobre Inmigración del Alcalde Briley

September 3, 2019 | STATEMENT

TIRRC Responds to Mayor Briley’s Executive Order on Immigration

August 27, 2019 | STATEMENT

TIRRC Responds to Reports of Davidson County’s Probation Office Partnering with ICE

August 9, 2019 | STATEMENT

TIRRC Condemns Massive Raids in Mississippi, Demands End to Worksite Raids

August 5, 2019 | STATEMENT

TIRRC Statement on Mass Shooting in El Paso, Texas

July 31, 2019 | STATEMENT

Owner of East Tennessee Meat Processing Plant Sentenced to 18 Months in Federal Prison, 3 Years Probation

July 24, 2019 | RELEASE

ACLU-TN and TIRRC Statements on Sixth Circuit’s Dismissal of Tennessee’s Anti-Refugee Lawsuit

July 19, 2019 | STATEMENT

STATEMENT: TIRRC Decries the Trump Administration’s Attempts to Ban Refugees

July 16, 2019 | RELEASE

TIRRC & SPLC File Request for Internal Documents Related to Weekend Arrests

Archivo de TIRRC y SPLC para documentos internos relacionados con loa arrestos durante el fin de semana

June 28, 2019 | STATEMENT

TIRRC Responds to SCOTUS Decision to Hear DACA Case

June 10, 2019 | RELEASE

Immigrant Voting Power Rising:Nearly 700+ Gather to Hear How Mayoral, At-Large Candidates Would Protect, Invest in Nashville’s Growing Immigrant Communities

May 30, 2019 | RELEASE

TIRRC Releases Immigration Policy Blueprint for the Next Metro Government

May 1, 2019 | STATEMENT

TN General Assembly Passes Discriminatory and Unconstitutional Education Plan

April 10, 2019 | STATEMENT

Tennessee Governor's Education Proposal Runs Afoul of Federal Law

March 22, 2019 | RELEASE

50+ Faith Leaders Meet with Lawmakers for First-Ever Day on the Hill

March 5, 2019 | RELEASE

"Tennessee is our Home. We are here to stay!"

February 21, 2019 | RELEASE

Lawsuit Alleges ICE Agents Violated Workers' Constitutional Rights Against Racial Profiling and Illegal Seizure

February 15, 2019 | PRESS STATEMENT

President Trump's National Emergency Declaration Affront to the Ideals, Process of Democracy

February 15, 2019 | STATEMENT

TIRRC Condemns Declaration of National Emergency to Build Wall Seizure

February 7, 2019 | RELEASE

Two Bills Filed to Address Dangerous and Costly Provisions of New, "Anti-Sanctuary City" Law


September 24, 2018 | RELEASE

City of Nashville and TIRRC Awarded Bipartisan Grant to Boost Citizenship of Eligible Immigrants in Nashville

September 17, 2018 | RELEASE

TIRRC Condemns New Low in Refugee Resettlement

August 24, 2018 | RELEASE

Tennessee OSHA Slams Meatpacking Plant Where Massive ICE Raid Took Place with 27 Violations and $41,775 in Penalties

August 17, 2018 | RELEASE

National & Local Civil Rights Groups Respond to Federal Charges Against Owner of Tennessee Meatpacking Plant Where Massive ICE Raid Took Place

August 16, 2018 | RELEASE

ICE Terrorizes Hardworking Families in Dickson

May 21, 2018 | RELEASE

Caving to Anti-Immigrant Fringe, Tennessee Governor Allows Extreme Mass Deportation Bill to Become Law

May 15, 2018 | PRESS

Constitutional Law Experts, Violence Survivors' Advocates, Criminal Defense Attorneys Urge Governor to Veto Mass Deportation Bill

May 10, 2018 | PRESS

ACLU-TN and TIRRCS Statements on State's Appeal of Anti-Refugee Lawsuit

May 8, 2018 | PRESS

Faith Leaders to Governor: Veto Mass Deportation

April 25, 2018 | PRESS

In Aftermath of ICE Raid, Tennessee Legislature Passes Mass Deportation Bill

April 24, 2018 | PRESS

Advocates Warn Against Extreme Anti-Immigrant Bills Being Considered by Tennessee State Legislature

April 7, 2018 | PRESS

Tennessee Faith Leaders Condemn Unjust Separation of Families in Largest Workplace Raid in Decades

April 6. 2018 | PRESS

TIRRC Decries Massive Raid in Tennessee

April 5, 2018 | PRESS

Organizations Demand ICE Release Detained Memphis Journalist

April 3, 2018 | PRESS

House Committee Passes Extreme and Discriminatory Ban on Basic Forms of Identification

March 19, 2018 | PRESS

Statement on Dismissal of State's Anti-Refugee Lawsuit

March 13, 2018 | PRESS

In-State Tuition Bill Passes First Committee After 150 Youth Take Capitol

February 16, 2018 | PRESS

Senate Rejects Trump's Extreme Immigration Bill, Despite Tennessee Senators' Support

February 1, 2018 | PRESS

Tuition Opportunity Legislation Re-Introduced

January 8, 2018 | PRESS

Trump Administration Adds 200,000 Salvadorans to Deportation Pipeline


November 21, 2017 | PRESS

Trump Puts 50,000 Haitians in Deportation Pipeline

November 7, 2017 | PRESS

Trump Widens Deportation Net, Terminates Temporary Protected Status for 2,500 Nicaraguans, Puts 57,000 Hondurans in Legal Limbo

August 11, 2017 | PRESS

Hundreds of Educators Stand with DACA Students

July 20, 2017 | PRESS

TIRRC Responds to Attack on DACA, Proposed DREAM Act

July 6, 2017 | PRESS

TIRRC Response to Attorney General Slatery's Rejection of Anti-Refugee Lawsuit

June 29, 2017 | PRESS

Attorney General Slatery Launches Cruel Attack on 8,000+ Youth

June 2, 2017 | PRESS

Tennessee Groups Take Legal Action Against Efforts to Block Refugee Resettlement

May 26, 2017 | PRESS

Nashville Files Landmark Bill to Keep City Agencies Out of Deportations

April 11, 2017 | PRESS

Legislators Deny Students Opportunity for Higher Education House Education Committee Kills Tuition Opportunity

January 25, 2017 | PRESS

TIRRC Condemns the President's Executive Orders, Calls on Tennesseans to Defend Our Values and


December 13, 2016 | PRESS

Metro Nashville School Board Ensures Public Schools are Safe, Welcoming for All

Novemeber 14, 2016 | PRESS

TIRRC Responds to President-Elect Trump's 60 Minutes Interview

June 23, 2016 | PRESS

Justice Delayed: SCOTUS Rules 4-4 on President Obama's Executive Actions

May 20, 2016 | PRESS

Governor Haslam Allows Extreme, Anti-Refugee Lawsuit to Proceed Without Veto

April 18, 2016 | PRESS

House of Representatives Votes to Turn Its Back on Refugees

March 29, 2016 | PRESS

Anti-Refugee Resolution Passes State Government Committee

February 16, 2016 | PRESS

Senate Committee Advances Resolution to End Refugee Resettlement

Media Features


June 12, 2019 | Tennessee Tribune

Top City Hall Contenders Play the Plaza Mariachi

June 11, 2019 | WPLN: Nashville Public Radio

Mayor's Race 2019: Candidates, Some More Than Others, Talk Immigration

June 11, 2019 | Nashville Scene

Fifteen Candidates Scrap for Five Countywide Seats On the City Council

June 11, 2019 | Progressive

Tennessee Republican Take Voter Suppression a Step Further

June 11, 2019 | Tennessean

Nashville Mayoral Candidates on immigration policy: Here are the key takeaways

June 13, 2019 | Nashville Scene

The War of Words Between the Sheriff and the Mayor

May 22, 2019 | Channel 5

Groups rally to get Nashville immigrants to the voting booths

May 1, 2019 | Tennessean

Immigrant Rights Groups see possible legal challenge over Tennessee's school Voucher Program

April 10, 2019 | Daily Memphian

Senate Education Panel Gives Nod to Education Savings Accounts

April 10, 2019 | Chalkbeat

Tennessee's voucher proposal excludes undocumented immigrants, making it vulnerable to legal challenge

April 10, 2019 | Times Free Press

Immigrant groups says Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee's voucher bill targets undocumented students and is 'doomed to fail' in court

April 7, 2019 | Citizen Tribune

Vigil marks anniversary of Southeastern Provisions raid

April 6, 2019 | New York Magazine

At Famed Civil-Rights Center, Fire destroys a Building, But not a Mission

April 6, 2019 | WATE

Vigil held to mark one-year anniversary of Grainger County Ice Raid

April 4, 2019 | Knox News Sentinal

Bean Station ICE raid: One year, workers still wait to learn fates

April 3, 2019 | Nashville Scene

Griffey's Anti-Immigrant agenda finds little traction in the State House

March 26, 2019 | AP

Bill to ban renting to tenants in US illegally dead for a year

March 18, 2019 | Tennessean

Tennessee lawsuit over refugee against federal government heads to federal appeals court

March 6, 2019 | Fox 17

Tennessee Immigrant & Refugee Rights Coalition protests 'birthright citizenship' bill

March 5, 2019 | Tennessean

Tennessee immigrants speak out on bills to deny welfare benefits, birth certificates

March 5, 2019 | AP

Immigrant group blasts Tennessee bill to limit prenatal care

February 21, 2019 | NBC

Workers detained in massive Tennessee raid sue ICE officers

February 20, 2019 | CNN

ICE berated Latino workers with racial slurs and used excessive force in raid, lawsuit claims

February 19, 2019 | Tennessean

Democrats, immigrant rights group push bills to protect Tennessee cities against sanctuary city ban

February 12, 2019 | FOX 13 Memphis

State democrats working on legislation to address effects of new immigration law

February 8, 2019 | Tennessee News Service

New Legislation Aims to Undo TN "Anti-Sanctuary-Cities" Law

February 7, 2019 | Memphis Flyer

State Lawmakers File Bills to Address 'Anti-Sanctuary City' Law