A new report has revealed that the Biden administration is secretly flying migrant children into the state of Tennessee, “in the dead of night,” and GOP leaders want answers.
Fox News reports:
The White House is transporting migrants into an airport in Chattanooga from where they are bused to cities within the Southeast, as first reported by local news outlet WRCB-TV Channel 3.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., said in a statement to Fox News that the transportation of migrants is taking place in “the dead of night without the knowledge or permission of the communities involved.”
Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., said in a statement to Fox News that his residents deserve answers from the administration.
“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.”
The Daily Wire also reported:
“Channel 3 obtained video of one of those planes arriving Friday, May 14 shortly before 1:30 a.m.,” WRCB reported. “A second video, shared with Channel 3, shows more children arriving late Saturday night. According to the source who provided the video, a third plane carrying children arrived Friday afternoon. Flight records confirm that a fourth plane arrived early Wednesday morning, May 19.”
WRCB stated that the children who arrived in Chattanooga boarded buses directly on the runway. Two of the buses are reportedly owned by Coast to Coast Tours of East Point, Georgia. A Coast-to-Coast employee told WRCB that the company had a contract with the United States Department of Defense and had previously traveled to Mobile, Alabama, and Atlanta, Georgia, to transport children. The employee said the two Coast-to-Coast buses were headed for Miami, Florida, and Dallas, Texas.
WRCB reported that Knoxville Tours, Little Rock Tours and Malone Bussing Services assisted in the effort at the airport. One source told WRCB that the operation began in Dallas, but was moved to smaller airports in order to avoid being noticed.
LTC Chris Mitchell, a Department of Defense spokesperson, told WRCB, “From what I can tell, these were flights facilitated by HHS. The only support DoD is providing with respect to the unaccompanied minors is land and facilities for HHS to temporarily house them.”
The Biden administration’s failure to secure the border has created a crisis not only in the southwest but now in the southeast.