Republican Lawmakers Ask Council To Oppose "Sanctuary" Ordinance

Posted at 4:13 PM, Jun 26, 2017

Republican lawmakers have urged Metro Nashville council members to not pass a "sanctuary city-like" ordinance on its third reading.

According to a press release from the office of Representative Judd Matheny and the Tennessee House of Representatives, a total of 63 House Republican Caucus members oppose the bill.

The "sanctuary city-like" ordinance was passed on its second reading last week. It would not allow Nashville to funding, resources, or facilities to assist in immigration enforcement.

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The release went on to say "We are compelled to make public the intent and purposes of this Ordinance and to make it known that as Representatives of the State of Tennessee, we soundly object to their passage...The Ordinances would formally put policies in place that would officially make Nashville a Sanctuary City."

They named several council members by name, asking them not to pass the ordinance.

"It is entrusted to the General Assembly to keep the citizens of our state safe, keep Tennessee financially sound, and to enact laws that will accomplish that end. We will not hesitate to act if these Ordinances should pass." the release stated.

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