McKanders talks Syrian refugee resettlement with Mother Jones

Karla McKandersKarla McKanders, associate professor of law and director of the UT Law Immigration Clinic, recently spoke to Mother Jones about a joint resolution working its way through the Tennessee General Assembly that would order the state’s attorney general to sue the federal government over its refugee resettlement program for Syrians fleeing their country’s civil war.

McKanders told the publication that “it is unlikely that any federal judge would allow the state to deny entry to refugees … Once refugees are legally admitted into the United States, they are free to live wherever they like—just like any other US resident.”

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