Tennessee House lauds Arizona law
Posted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 8:02 pm
NASHVILLE (AP) — The Tennessee House has passed a resolution to commend Arizona on its tough new immigration law.
The chamber voted 67-27 on Monday to pass the resolution sponsored by Republican Rep. Joe Carr of Lascassas. State Rep. Judy Barker of Union City was among those voting for the measure.
The measure congratulates Arizona lawmakers and Gov. Jan Brewer for “their actions to protect their citizens and the borders of our great nation.”
The Arizona law requires authorities to question people about their immigration status if there’s reason to suspect they’re in the country illegally.
Democratic House Minority Leader Gary Odom of Nashville said Tennessee shouldn’t become involved in the national controversy over the law and argued that the resolution could cause the state to lose hotel and convention business.
The resolution now heads for a Senate vote.
Read HJR1253 at: http://capitol.tn.gov
Published in The Messenger 5.25.10