State Rep. Susan Lynn, R-Mt. Juliet, and Mt. Juliet City Commissioner Ray Justice raised concerns about the impact the bill, which they said would make Nashville a sanctuary city, would have on Wilson County.
The term “sanctuary city” has no precise legal meaning, but is broadly considered to mean any city in the U.S. that adopts a policy of protecting undocumented or illegal immigrants by not prosecuting them for violating federal immigration laws.
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“In 2009, the state legislature made it clear that sanctuary cities are prohibited in Tennessee. I voted for that law, and now some on the Metro Council are attempting to violate state law and greatly endanger our citizens,” Lynn said.
Bill sponsor Bob Mendes said opponents have intentionally labeled the bill a
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