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Tennessee businesses lobby for amnesty for illegal immigrants

July 30, 2010
Chris Echegaray
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Immigration backers say Ariz. law is ‘too radical’

While Tennessee’s lawmakers work to make state immigration policy as tough as Arizona’s, Tennessee businesses and professional groups are lobbying to make life easier for immigrants.

The Nashville Music Association union, Tyson Foods and the National Pork Producers Council, with a local office in Rutherford County, all lobby for immigration reform that would raise the cap on worker visas. They also want to create a path to citizenship for illegal immigrants.

“This is my opinion, I understand illegal immigration may be out of control in Arizona, but their law was over the top,” said Craig Krampf, secretary and treasurer of the Nashville Music Association. “Too radical. Mistakes were made on all sides with immigration, and we need some reform.”

The Arizona law would have required non-citizens to carry identification papers at all times and required police to check the immigration status of anyone suspected of being in the U.S. illegally. But a federal judge blocked most of its provisions on Wednesday, hours before they were to take effect. The state has appealed and the case may end up in the Supreme Court.

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  1. Jonathon permalink
    August 4, 2010 2:16 pm

    The USA should put a reward price on the members of all drug cartels, DEAD OR ALIVE! If Joe Arpaio is harmed in any way the USA should declare outright war on Mexico! Our Tennessee lawmakers are WRONG and will be voted out in this forthcoming election.

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