Immigrants, advocates convene ahead of Trump inauguration

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Posted: Dec 12, 2016 12:54 PM

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — More than 1,000 immigrants and refugee rights leaders are convening in Nashville as President-elect Donald Trump prepares to take office.

The National Immigration Integration Conference says it's the largest assembly of its kind since Trump's election.

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry was one of 18 big city mayors who signed a letter to Trump urging him to maintain President Obama's protections from deportation for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants.

Knoxville Mayor Madeline Rogero said whenever the country has created policies on fear of newcomers, it's made terrible mistakes.

Singer Emmylou Harris said it will take hard work to break the negativity of the election.

Carlos Sada, ambassador of Mexico to the United States, will speak Monday afternoon.