Tennessee Gov. Allows State to Sue Feds Over Refugees
Tennesee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Friday he will allow the state to sue the federal government over its refugee resettlement policy, making it the first to do so. The suit will be based on the 10th Amendment and will argue that the federal government isn’t complying with the Refugee Act of 1980—the law that instituted a procedure for accepting refugees from countries ravaged by a humanitarian crisis. “I trust the attorney general to determine whether the state has a claim in this case or in any other, and I have constitutional concerns about one branch of government telling another what to do,” Haslam said.