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GOP lawmakers introduce bill to prevent Biden admin from surprising states with influxes of migrants



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Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Bill Hagerty (R-TN) alongside Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN) introduced a bill Thursday to make migrant resettlement more transparent. The bill would require the Department Human Health Services and the Department of Homeland Security to clear all migrant resettlements with governors and mayors before the migrants arrive.

This call for more transparency comes after reports of migrant resettlements in Tennessee, without the knowledge of any of the aforementioned lawmakers. “In Tennessee, the Biden Administration was caught,” Sen. Blackburn said in a statement. As a result, they saw the bill as a precautionary safety measure.

Should the bill pass, both HHS and DHS would have to report to local authorities on the number of migrants and the location of the resettlements. Then, they would also have to report on the educational and workforce resources given to the migrants.

“Federal transparency with state and local officials is always important in our republic, but it’s particularly critical during the ongoing crisis on the border,” Rep. Fleischmann said. After all, according to Sen. Hagerty, this could become an epidemic that affects many American citizens.

“President Biden’s border crisis has turned every town into a border town,” Hagerty said.

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Overdose death in IN apartment building leads officers to 13 migrants, mostly children, in basement squalor



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13 illegal aliens — most of them children — were reportedly living in an apartment building basement in Indiana, only found because of an overdose death. Officers of the Hammond Police Department were called to investigate the death of a resident in the multi-unit building. But during the investigation, officers discovered a large number of migrants were illegally living in the building’s basement, WGN-TV reported.

When officers arrived, they found 13 illegals from Venezuela — including nine children ranging in age from two months to 14 years, and two women and two men — living in the basement space.

Neighbors told the media that they had no idea that so many people were living illegally in the building as they never saw any of them outside the home.

Further investigation revealed that a local member of the clergy had arranged the illegal living quarters for the migrants. The clergy member was not identified publicly and he has not been charged with anything at present.

“The City of Hammond is not open to this type of illegal criminal activity and [they have] placed people in significant harm, including children,” said Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr. who insisted he would hold the clergy member accountable.

It has not yet been reported what the migrants will do, where they will go, and if the city will be on the hook to care for them.

Breitbart News reports that Hammond, Indiana, is just one of many cities in which large numbers of illegals have been found crammed into small spaces in squalid living conditions.

In March, New York City building inspectors discovered an illegal flop house for migrants in which some 70 of them were living in the cramped basement of a Queens furniture store. Through an investigation it was found that the building’s owner, a man named Ebou Sarr, himself an immigrant, was charging the illegals $300 a month to live there.



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