Tennessee lawmakers are demanding answers after reports that the Biden administration has been flying unaccompanied minors into the state under the darkness of the night without their knowledge or consent.
Eyewitness reports have stated that the White House has been moving migrants from the border into an airport in Chattanooga from where they are then moved into a bus and transported to cities within the Southeast.
Lawmakers from the state of Tennessee wrote the situation off as a symptom of Biden's inept border control policies and the administration's failure on controlling the flow of migrants at the border. Sen. Marsh Blackburn, R-Tenn., stated that the transportation of migrants behind closed doors is taking place in "the dead of night without the knowledge or permission of the communities involved."
Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., demanding answers from the Biden administration claiming that his residents deserve to know the truth.
"I have warned for months that President Biden’s failure at the border would result in a systematic resettling of migrants in our communities, burdening our schools, hospitals, and law enforcement agencies, and bringing an increase in drug trafficking and human smuggling," Hagerty said. "A new reality is happening in our country—every town is now a border town."
Blackburn said Biden has not only put these children at risk, but he is also putting Tennesseans at risk as she, too, demanded answers.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee led roughly 20 other Republican governors in sending a letter to the Biden administration calling for action at the southern border, noting that the immigration crisis was spilling over into many U.S. states.
The crisis at our border is too big to ignore, and it's spilling into ALL of our states. I have led a joint letter with fellow Republican governors urging the Biden Administration to take immediate action at America's southern border. pic.twitter.com/9Igedxj9qr
— Gov. Bill Lee (@GovBillLee) May 11, 2021
"The Biden Administration refuses to secure the border and is instead scattering unaccompanied kids all over the country with no regard for the consequences," Lee said in a statement to Fox News. "When we push back and demand answers, they cut off transparency and embolden one of the worst human trafficking crises we’ve seen at our border in the last 20 years."
Spokespeople for the White House, the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Health and Human Services did not return Fox News’ requests for comment.