Tenn. Lawmakers Visit Arizona 7-30-2010 - WSMV News 4

Tenn. Lawmakers Visit Arizona 7-30-2010

Nine Tennessee lawmakers traveled from Nashville to Arizona on Friday to meet with that state's governor and General Assembly regarding Arizona's controversial immigration law.
After they landed in Arizona, they participated in a day full of meetings. The Tennessee lawmakers want to introduce a plan similar to Arizona.
The nine lawmakers are expected to present Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer with a resolution congratulating the state for its passage of the immigration law.
The law is supposed to require police to check the immigration status of anyone they stop or detain, and it's supposed to require immigrants to keep documentation with them at all times. However, a judge put those parts of the law on hold this week.
Arizona is appealing the decision, and the Tennessee lawmakers said they are undeterred by the court ruling.
Brewer is now asking legislators to consider changing the law since the federal judge blocked part of it.
While in Arizona, the Tennessee lawmakers will meet with the sponsors of Arizona's immigration law and learn more about how to draft the legislation.
They also plan to attend a candlelight vigil to memorialize the human cost of illegal immigration.

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