Last spring, the state legislature passed one of the country's most extreme anti-immigrant laws, HB2315, a so-called "anti-sanctuary city" law. Throughout the 2018 legislative session, we organized a historic resistance against the passage of the bill, in the legislature and in the streets. We've been organizing every day since the General Assembly passed HB2315, preparing for the law to go into effect on January 1, 2019.
Today, Governor Bill Haslam allowed one of the country’s most extreme, anti-immigrant bills to become law. HB 2315 prohibits common-sense local policies that promote community trust and public safety, makes Tennessee a dangerous place for immigrant families, and cements our reputation as one of the most hostile and unwelcoming states in the nation.
In the wake of a massive ICE raid in East Tennessee, the Tennessee legislature just moved to make mass deportation the official policy of the state. Join us in asking Governor Bill Haslam to veto HB2315!