On Tuesday, May 8, 2018, a delegation that included Pastor Mike Wilson delivered a letter signed by almost 200 faith leaders across TN to Governor Bill Haslam urging him to veto #HB2315, which bans “sanctuary cities” and mandates local law enforcement officials to comply with ICE detention requests. Also among the delegates was Rev. Warner Durnell, the Executive Presbyter for Middle Tennessee Presbytery.
Read the letter & the list of signatories at this link: bit.ly/2FWmcUA (pdf download)
For background on this legislation see this report from The Nashville Scene: https://www.nashvillescene.com/news/pith-in-the-wind/article/21002437/legislature-passes-another-sanctuary-city-ban-mandating-cooperation-with-ice
If you feel called to get involved with the Nashville Sanctuary Movement’s advocacy and service to local immigrant families in crisis following detention, please contact DPC member Joel Dark to explore the different ways you can connect and serve.