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11:47am

Thu February 9, 2012
Bill Resembled Controversial Alabama Law

Refuge Coalition Claims Defeat of Legislation

The Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition has its offices in Nashville.
logo courtesy TIRRC

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The sponsor of a bill that would make it a felony to harbor or transport an illegal immigrant has withdrawn the measure from consideration.

The bill had been scheduled for a vote in the House Judiciary Committee Tuesday.

Immigrants' rights activists claimed victory for the change. A Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition spokesman says members and supporters asked their legislators to oppose the measure.

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