NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – State lawmakers want to move forward with a resolution that would sue the federal government over refugee resettlement.
They said Tuesday the attacks on Brussels, Belgium, are another reason to move forward with the lawsuit.
After the Paris attacks in November, Governor Bill Haslam along with several other states across the country, were concerned about the country’s refugee resettlement program.
It’s because one of the suspects was from Syria.
”With the devastation and loss of life in Europe, I think it’s just a very timely issue to insure Tennesseans are safe, and that whatever we do, with any type of lawsuit or anything else with refugees, with immigration, well those are issues that within the federal government are will within their purview,” said Rep. William Lamberth (R-Cottontown).
A House committee is voting on the resolution next week. It has already passed the Senate.
In the past, Gov. Haslam has said he is concerned about asking the state’s attorney general to sue the government.