Tennessee GOP Governor Front-Runners Go Right On Immigration

Posted at 8:58 PM, May 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-27 21:58:25-04

The Republican front-runners for Tennessee governor have been parroting President Donald Trump's call to "build the wall" and have also been depicting each other as sympathizers of people in the country illegally.

U.S. Representative Diane Black and former state economic development chief Randy Boyd are touting their toughness on immigration. They seek to succeed Republican Governor Bill Haslam, who has been moderate on some immigration issues.

Two other leading Republican candidates, businessman Bill Lee and state House Speaker Beth Harwell, agree with Black and Boyd by favoring recently passed legislation against sanctuary cities.

All four oppose offering in-state tuition to students whose parents brought or kept them in the country illegally, which Haslam supported twice.