TIRRC and its allied organizations were heavily involved in establishing Metro Nashville Mayor’s Office of New Americans during Karl Dean’s administration. With Dean’s support, these same organizations helped develop “Nashville Next” the long-range plan to fully “transform” the city by 2040. The plan report was authored by Vanderbilt sociologist Dan Cornfield, whose wife is the Alinskyite ACLU Director Hedy Weinberg, also a TIRRC advisory board member.
These same organizations were in the newly elected Mayor Megan Barry’s transition team along with former Haslam appointee, Samar Ali. They remain active in her administration, working to socially engineer Nashville into the capitol of “The New South.”
TIRRC’s co-director, a former union organizer, Stephanie Teatro, says that just like in other sanctuary cities, the Nashville mayor’s endorsement of municipal IDs for illegal immigrants is a “forward thinking” (Democrat party) policy that would help illegal immigrants pass for legal residents. (illegal immigrants are often characterized as “residents”).
This is the same Stephanie Teatro, who last year testified in the state legislature in support of in-state tuition for the Obama DACA students. The DACA program was just one of Obama’s administrative immigration end-runs around Congress.
Committee members were told that Teatro had “extensive knowledge about the DACA program.” But, she didn’t tell them that these students are illegal immigrants granted a temporary two year deferred deportation. She told them that DACA recipients have a “clean criminal background check.” Did Teatro, the “expert” know that months prior to her testimony, DACA status was given to a known gang member who then committed multiple homicides and that an earlier ICE raid caught twenty-four DACA recipients who had criminal convictions? Did the “expert” just conveniently forget to inform legislators about this gap in federal vetting?
In 2014, speaking from Casa Azafran where TIRRC and its allied organizations are headquartered, Obama talked about his New American Task Force and his end-run-around-the-Congress DACA program. He specifically recognized, David Lubell, TIRRC’s first director and creator of “Welcoming Tennessee/ Welcoming America” who also won an award from the National Council of La Raza awarded.
Welcoming America will judge how progressive your community is
Nashville is among the “Welcoming Cities” in Welcoming America’s (WA) network. Last year, Welcoming America paid the Nashville Chamber of Commerce for an economic report to support their story that legal and illegal immigrants are the hub of Nashville’s economic success. The Chamber’s report looks strangely just like the WA website, suggesting a WA templated product that will be replicated by Chambers in other “welcoming cities.”
The real agenda of groups like TIRRC and WA is to mutate our communities until they satisfy a leftist open-borders, one-world, globalist vision of an ideal society.
Notice which new Americans are not required to pledge allegiance to the U.S. flag.
A WA project underway allows a locale to become a WA officially designated, “certified welcoming community.” Will the certification criteria include telling new Americans that respect for our U.S. laws comes first before their beliefs?
TIRRC’s Teatro serves as a “content expert” on the certification project and a bureaucrat from the Nashville Mayor’s Office for New Americans serves on the project’s advisory board.
Cities like Nashville that willingly abandon their Music City heritage in favor of being called “Little Kurdistan,” will be rewarded well with money by the federal government’s plan called “Strengthening Communities by Welcoming All Residents* and from public-private enterprises like “Gateways for Growth.”
In 2015, WA’s David Lubell was given the Young Global Leader award by the World Economic Forum. He also works with the “Partnership for a New American Economy” (PNAE), a coalition of business leaders and mayors launched by Michael Bloomberg and Rupert Murdoch to influence public opinion and policymakers toward amnesty for illegal immigrants.
PNAE will steer “Gateways for Growth” money to local governments, chambers of commerce and non-profit organizations for plans that favor legal and illegal immigrants over the U.S. native born work force. Technical assistance from WA’s “Welcoming Institute” will help create progressive, non-White, anti-Zionist and non-Christian, Southern communities. “The New South.”
Nashville has already been announced as one of the first 20 cities to receive this money.