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Twenty-Two Men, Half Now in ICE Custody, Indicted in Brentwood Human Trafficking Sting

Twenty-two men, half of whom are now in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), have been indicted in an undercover human trafficking sting in Brentwood. The operation was carried out by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), the Brentwood Police Department, Homeland Security Investigations and the office of…

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Protest Against Enhanced ICE Enforcement In Shelby County Includes Vulgarity, Wild Claims

  A small group of protesters stood outside a detention facility in West Tennessee on Saturday to voice their anger about immigration officials carrying out deportation orders. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been stepping up enforcement in Shelby County as part of an effort to carry out final orders…

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Knox County Sheriff’s Office Now Part of 287(g) Program to Strengthen Immigration Enforcement

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office has formally entered into an agreement with federal immigration officials that will allow deputies to perform some of the duties of immigration officers after undergoing training. The agreement¬†is part of the 287(g) program, which is strongly opposed by activist groups such as the Tennessee Immigrant…

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Nashville Mayor Megan Barry Slams ICE Agents Trying To Enforce Court Orders of Removal

Tennessee Star

  Nashville Mayor Megan Barry wrote a letter to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) this week strongly criticizing agents for what she views as inappropriate enforcement of immigration laws, despite the fact that the individuals the agency sought were subject to final orders of removal issued by an immigration court….

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