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Syrian refugee Morad Alteibawi, left, talks to his 4-year-old daughter, Roma, as his wife Ola Alteibawi listens to United Nations Ambassador Samantha Power speaks at Seton Hall University, Wednesday, Jan. 13, 2016, in South Orange, N.J. Power said the president's foreign policy has successfully engaged foes and galvanized allies to …

State of Tennessee Files Constitutional Challenge to Refugee Resettlement Program

The Thomas More Law Center filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of the Tennessee General Assembly and the State of Tennessee in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee on Monday challenging the federal refugee resettlement program for violating the state’s sovereignty under the Tenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.

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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.

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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.”