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Tennessee GOP senators demand answers from Biden about reported late-night flights carrying migrant children

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Tennessee members of Congress are demanding verification from the Biden administration on reports that migrant children were being flown into Chattanooga during late-night hours. (WRBCtv)

Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) tweeted that if the reports are true, “it’s absolutely unacceptable.” Because, according to Blackburn, this has been happening “without any input or oversight from Tennesseans and the affected communities.”

In a comment to SaraACarter.com, Blackburn said this problem started because of failures at the executive level. “Biden’s actions and rhetoric have caused thousands of illegal aliens to flood our borders overwhelming our Border Patrol who have been able to apprehend just half a million of them,” Blackburn said.

She continued, “Now his administration is secretly transporting the migrants the Border Patrol did catch to communities throughout the United States. They are doing this in the dead of night without the knowledge or permission of the communities involved.”

Then, Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-TN) also called for answers. “It’s time for Biden to be transparent with Tennesseans,” Hagerty tweeted.

“Joe Biden has put these children at risk. He is putting Tennesseans at risk,” Blackburn said. “The American people deserve the truth now.”

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DHS Secretary Mayorkas Says We Cannot Remove ‘11 Million Undocumented Individuals’ Unlawfully in U.S.

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Troubling details were unearthed during the questioning of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas by the Senate Judiciary Committee ranking member Chuck Grassley (R-IA). Grassley asked Mayorkas about a DHS memo from September 30 which reads: “The fact an individual is a removable noncitizen will not alone be the basis of an enforcement action against them.”

“Does that reasoning apply to the [1.2] million illegal immigrants who have received due process and been given a final order of removal by an immigration judge?” Grassley asked Mayorkas.

“We cannot remove 1.2 million individuals, nor can we remove more than 11 million undocumented individuals, individuals who are unlawfully present in the United States, who might not have final orders of removal” Mayorkas answered.

Mayorkas also stated that he had issued the due process policy after drawing on “tremendous experience not only as a member of the Department of Homeland Security but as a federal prosecutor.”

Grassley pressed Mayorkas, asking, “should any of them be removed?”

“Of course,” Mayorkas said. “I do believe that individuals who pose a public safety threat, who pose a national security threat, who pose a border security threat, should be removed, and we should be smart and effective in our use of resources, and we should focus on the well-being of our communities and prioritize individuals for removal.”

In his opening statements, Grassley addressed Mayorkas and stated, “When you allow the ACLU and open-borders immigration activists rather than career law enforcement professionals to dictate the terms of your immigration and border policies, then you shouldn’t be surprised when record-shattering numbers of people start showing up at the border to take advantage of that.”

Grassley continued, “When you run DHS like it’s an ‘Abolish ICE’ fan club, you shouldn’t be surprised when you have an illegal immigration crisis on your hands.”

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