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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At a recent rally in Iowa, former President Donald Trump promised that if elected again in 2024, he would invoke the Alien Enemies Act to enable widespread deportation of migrants who have illegally entered the United States. Since President Joe Biden took office in January of 2021, over 6 million people have illegally entered the country.
Republican Representative Andy Biggs from border state Arizona, which is among the states suffering the greatest consequences from the Biden administration policies, lamented that Trump’s suggestion will be “necessary.”
Speaking on the “Just the News, No Noise” television show, Biggs stated “[I]t’s actually gonna have to be necessary.” Biggs then added his thoughts on how many more people will continue to cross the border under Biden: “Because by the time Trump gets back in office, you will have had over 10 million, in my opinion, over 10 million illegal aliens cross our border and come into the country, under the Biden regime.”
“And so when you start deporting people, and removing them from this country, what that does is that disincentivizes the tens of thousands of people who are coming,” Biggs went on. “And by the way, everyday down in Darién Gap, which is in Panama… over 5,000 people a day. [I] talk[ed] to one of my sources from the gap today. And I will just tell you, those people that you’ve seen come come in to Eagle Pass, over 7,000 in a three day period, most of those two weeks ago, were down crossing into the Darién Gap.”
“And those people… make their way up and they end up in the Eagle Pass [Texas], Del Rio area,” he continued. “So if you want to disincentivize them, you remove them from the country, which is why they remain in Mexico policy was so doggone effective at slowing down illegal border crossings.”
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