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Middle Eastern Refugees AP

Tennessee Legislators Push Plan To Block Refugee Resettlement in State

A resolution calling for the state of Tennessee to sue the federal government on Tenth Amendment grounds over its operation of the refugee resettlement program cleared another hurdle Tuesday when it was approved by the State and Local Government Committee on a 7 to 3 vote.

Muslim Refugees AP

Sponsor of Tennessee Resolution to Sue Feds Over Refugees Says NATO Commander Testimony on ISIS ‘Another Wake-Up Call’

NASHVILLE, Tennessee — Tennessee State Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville), sponsor of the resolution calling on Tennessee to sue the federal government over its operation of the refugee resettlement program in the state on Tenth Amendment grounds, issued a statement today calling the recent testimony by NATO commander General Philip Breedlove that “ISIS is spreading like a cancer” among refugees pouring into Europe “another wake-up call.”