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Immigration bill vote delayed by council members

Earlier this year, Ozment Law filed a lawsuit against the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County, alleging that detention of suspected noncitizens by the Davidson County Sheriff violates the law and detainees' constitutional rights. At the same time, two bills (sponsored by Councilmen Bob Mendes and Colby Sledge, among others) are pending in the Metro Council that would provide accountability to the Nashville sheriff when he attempts to detain people he suspects are immigrants.

A work accident should not threaten your immigration status

The Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Act requires most employers to carry workers’ compensation policies. Those policies generally must offer benefits to workers injured on the job, regardless of who may have been at fault. Yet despite this no-fault approach, many employers have fears about claiming their rightful share of workers’ compensation benefits.

Are authorities restricting immigration protections for refugees?

Immigrants seeking to remain in the United States need to pursue a legal procedure called an adjustment of status. If approved, an applicant will become a lawful permanent resident of the United States and no longer need to apply for immigrant visas.

What is the status of the immigration refugee program?

Several months ago, our Nashville immigration law firm was featured in the media. Specifically, we offered our opinion regarding the Trump administration’s recent executive orders on immigration, including the travel ban and suspension of the refugee program. Our advice was to not expect a speedy resolution.

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