Haslam Applauds Signing Of State Immigration Bill

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Knoxville Mayor and Republican gubernatorial candidate Bill Haslam applauded the signing of H.B. 670, which requires Tennessee jailers to alert federal authorities of an arrested person in the U.S. illegally or whose status can’t be determined.

He said, “States must step up and address the issue of illegal immigration because it’s clear the federal government has failed to do its part and secure our borders. I applaud the state’s action on this important new law.

“As governor, I will enforce the laws on the books and will cut off the supply of jobs going to illegal immigrants by ensuring that only legal residents are being hired by Tennessee employers.




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