[From an op-ed published over the weekend in the Nashville Tennessean.]
Hysteria over "mass deportation," "vigilantism" and "profiling" that will result if the sanctuary city bill sitting on Governor Haslam’s desk is signed into law is pure propaganda ginned up by the professional left and their fellow travelers.
Sanctuary policies create a welcome sign that encourages illegal immigration and lawlessness. According to Immigration and Customs Enforcement Acting Director Tom Homan, 10,000 criminal aliens released under sanctuary policies instead of turned over to ICE for deportation have already recommitted crimes against innocent Americans.
HB 2315 will ensure that criminal aliens are unable to live in our communities and engage in further criminal activity.