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I believe in the importance of safe and inclusive communities where everyone has an opportunity to thrive. The issue of sanctuary cities has sparked debate and concern, and it's crucial that we address this issue with compassion and responsibility.

Our state has a diverse population, including immigrants who come here seeking a better life. While we must uphold the law, we also must ensure that our communities are safe and inclusive for all residents, regardless of their immigration status.

I envision a future where our state's cities and communities are safe, inclusive, and compassionate places for everyone. Together, we can find a balanced approach to this complex issue.

The Approach:

  1. Upholding the Law: We will ensure that our state upholds federal immigration laws and cooperates with federal authorities when it comes to individuals who pose a genuine threat to our safety.

  2. Community Policing: We will support community policing efforts that build trust between law enforcement and all residents, ensuring that everyone feels safe reporting crimes and cooperating with authorities.

  3. Support for Immigrant Families: We'll provide resources and support to immigrant families to help them navigate the legal immigration process and contribute to our communities.

  4. Transparency and Accountability: We will advocate for transparency and accountability in our immigration policies, ensuring that our residents are informed about how their local communities address immigration issues.

  5. Common-Sense Solutions: We'll seek common-sense solutions that balance our commitment to law and order with our values of compassion and inclusivity.

I understand the complexities of this issue and will work tirelessly to find practical and responsible solutions.

Together, we will create communities that are safe and welcoming, ensuring that everyone, regardless of their background, can contribute to the prosperity of Tennessee. It's time for a balanced and responsible approach, and I'm committed to making it happen.

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