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In fact, the state issued driver’s certificates to undocumented immigrants years ago. Bredesen ended the practice after he took office.

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«Certainly, we think candidates like Trump saw what worked here in Tennessee, that you can make people think immigration is something to be feared, and you can win,» said Stephanie Teatro, co director of the Tennessee Immigrant Refugee Rights Coalition, or TIRRC.

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«Many canada goose clearance of us come from countries where human rights are not respected,» Beshir said. «So votes don’t matter. And very rigged elections. So too many of our parents don’t understand the purpose of it.»

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