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Mon Jul 8, 2019, 07:14 PM

'This country was founded on white supremacy': Beto O'Rourke speaks with Tennessee immigrants

On his second day of events in Nashville, Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke met with immigrants and refugees living in Tennessee on Monday for a roundtable discussion.

O'Rourke, a former Texas congressman, first held a rally at Marathon Music Works on Sunday, drawing hundreds of supporters to the campaign event where he largely focused on immigration and decried President Donald Trump's policies on detaining migrants at the southern border.

The Monday roundtable was organized by TIRRC Votes, the political action committee of the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition. O'Rourke's campaignreached out to the organization about holding the meeting, which took place at The Horn Coffee, a shop owned by a family who came to Nashville in 1996 as refugees from Somalia.

"Here we are in Nashville," O'Rourke said as he responded to a question about how, as president, he would combat white supremacy and make the country more welcoming to all people.

Read more: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/politics/2019/07/08/beto-orourke-nashville-tennessee-visit-gathers-immigrants-white-supremacy-raids-detention-centers/1675044001/

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