Tennessee State Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver

tuberculosis

Three Foreign-Born Cases of Multi-Drug Resistant TB in Nashville, Tennessee

All told, in the six years between 2010 and 2015, seven cases of MDR TB were diagnosed in the state of Tennessee, including the three Nashville cases. The Tennessee Department of Health confirms that two of these seven cases of MDR TB were refugees, four were foreign-born but not refugees, and one was U.S.-born.

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.