Tennessee appeals earlier dismissal of States’ Rights Refugee case

The only state in the nation to attempt to get some control back for the state when the federal government sends them refugees is appealing an earlier decision by a judge to dismiss the case. This is the latest from the Tennessean: Tennessee is appealing a federal judge’s dismissal of a lawsuit against the federal … Continue reading Tennessee appeals earlier dismissal of States’ Rights Refugee case

Judge dismisses Tennessee States’ Rights case on refugee resettlement

A Tennessee judge this week moved to dismiss a case that would have, we believe, once and for all, settled the issue of whether the federal government can place refugees in a state and expect state taxpayers to pay for many of their needs. But, as you read the story, remember that the Judge was … Continue reading Judge dismisses Tennessee States’ Rights case on refugee resettlement

If SD governor willing to do this, why not take next step, join the Tennessee States’ rights case?

First, South Dakota is already a Wilson-Fish state which means a private non-profit group determines (along with the US State Department in Washington) how many refugees are placed in the state and where in the world they come from. Elected officials have little say over the process. In SD they are trying to get some … Continue reading If SD governor willing to do this, why not take next step, join the Tennessee States’ rights case?

Tennessee’s Tenth Amendment case against federal Refugee Admissions Program is moving ahead!

Here is the breaking news from Michael Patrick Leahy at Breitbart: The Tennessee General Assembly has selected the Thomas More Law Center to represent the state in its lawsuit against the federal government over the resettlement of refugees in the Volunteer State. The Ann Arbor, Michigan based nonprofit public interest law firm made the announcement … Continue reading Tennessee’s Tenth Amendment case against federal Refugee Admissions Program is moving ahead!

More delays in the Tennessee Somali sex trafficking case

And, what do you know—refugee immigration documents are inaccurate for some. (Previous posts on this case can be found here) From AP at NECN.com (raise your hand if you’ve seen this story mentioned anywhere on the mainstream media!): NASHVILLE, Tennessee (AP) — A federal trial involving more than a dozen defendants accused in a sex … Continue reading More delays in the Tennessee Somali sex trafficking case

Epic trial taking shape in Tennessee for 23 Somalis charged in sex trafficking case

By all accounts it could be the largest trial in Tennessee history.  And, what has everyone surprised is that none of those who will stand trial in Nashville next month have cracked and asked for a plea bargain. We first reported this story here in November 2010 and more recently here. From The Tennessean: Nearly … Continue reading Epic trial taking shape in Tennessee for 23 Somalis charged in sex trafficking case

Tennessee: World Relief accused of not taking care of their refugees

When refugees were initially being placed in the county where I live (now more than 10 years ago), our community’s first impression was that the ‘Christian’ resettlement agency—the Virginia Council of Churches—was basically dropping off a couple hundred refugees, placing them in deplorable housing, and then not providing them with some of their basic needs. … Continue reading Tennessee: World Relief accused of not taking care of their refugees

Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department planning to ask for dismissal of TN refugee case; feds say they lack time to deal with it!

Gee, I wonder why they are so busy?  Of course, you would be living under a rock if you didn’t know that the Dept. of Justice recommended (and the President concurred) firing the Obama-appointed Director of the FBI, James Comey, yesterday. I joked on twitter that the reason for the firing was because Comey admitted … Continue reading Jeff Sessions’ Justice Department planning to ask for dismissal of TN refugee case; feds say they lack time to deal with it!

Tennessee Senator Corker wants refugee program back to ‘normal’ ASAP

The Republican Senator from Tennessee might be called out-of-step with his constituents in his home state where the Tennessee legislature voted to sue the federal government over refugee resettlement and filed suit in March. (Waiting now for the Trump administration response to the lawsuit.) Over the Easter recess Corker went to Africa and declared that … Continue reading Tennessee Senator Corker wants refugee program back to ‘normal’ ASAP