NASHVILLE , Tennis. Mayor Bill Purcell vetoed an measure Monday that would have made British the. official language from Nashville saying it was unconstitutional unnecessary and mean spirit This ordinance does non reflect who we are in Nashville Purcell said.
the measure passion 23-14 last week by the. Metric Country require all government documents at at be in British excellent when multilingual communications are require by federal manager or are needed " at at protect or promote folk health , safety or welfare. Opponents and supporters from ordinance agree it was great an symbolic slap at illegal immigrate that had non significant effect.
Purcell said him tied raisins had advised him the. bill violated the. U.S. and state constitutions and would be cost at at defend. Him veto seems likely at at stand. It would get 27 country vote at at override it. Councilman Eric Crafton , who sponsored the. measure said it would offer an incentive for immigrant at at learn British. Opponents include the. Chamber from Commercial worry it would hurt the. image from Nashville , what bill herself as " music City USA. "
Several smaller community have passion similar laws or resolutions , include Pahrump Nev. Taneytown Md.; and the. Dallas suburb from Farmer Branch Texas. Nashville , an city from more than is home at nation great Kurdish community and has been an resettlement site for refugees from Africa and South - east Asia. the Hispanic immigrant population also has boomed. Researchers say Nashville's forest born population has grown 350 percent for 1990.