Tennessee Committee to Consider Immigration Enforcement Legislation
Tomorrow, the Tennessee House Committee on State Government is scheduled to hear two measures to strengthen immigration enforcement in the state. The first measure, House Bill 2555 (HB 2555), fortifies Tennessee’s E-Verify law by closing the loophole that allows businesses with less than six employees avoid verifying the immigration status of their newly hired through the free, web based E-Verify program.The second measure, House Bill 1969 (HB 1969), also known as the “Protect Tennessee Citizens and Workers Act”, expands Tennessee’s anti-sanctuary law by requiring local law enforcement officials to fully comply with federal immigration enforcement efforts, including ICE’s criminal alien program (CAP).We need your help to advance HB 2555 and HB 1969. Call the Committee on State Government and tell them that strengthening immigration enforcement is smart public policy. The benefits include:
- Furthering the public safety and welfare of Tennessee residents and visitors;
- Fighting illegal immigration by eliminating the attraction for illegal aliens to come to Tennessee;
- Taking away competition for scarce jobs;
- Boosting wages; and
- Providing ICE with critical assistance to accomplish its mission to identify and remove criminal aliens who are already in state or local custody.
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