The Biden administration flies the unaccompanied illegal aliens to the Wilson Air Center in Chattanooga and then buses them to surrounding areas, where they are transferred into group homes or into the custody of guardians.
At least four planes have arrived in Chattanooga.
Numerous buses, each carrying 30 to 50 minors, have then taken them to their new accomodations.
Rep. Chuck Fleischmann, R-Tenn., said he did not know about the administration’s secret nighttime flights into Tennessee, but he did not express any desire to stop the inflow.
“There has been no indication that the time of day for the arrival of these migrant children is related to anything more than the processing time at the original point of entry border station, confirmation of available shelter, and the availability of the sufficient transports,” he said in defense of the administration’s transfers under the cover of darkness.
His main concern is that “local communities do not absorb the financial and health costs associated with the Administration’s policies,” not that the administration gives minor illegal aliens immediate access to America’s heartland.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., acknowledged that the Biden administration’s decision to transport illegal aliens in “the dead of night without the knowledge or permission of the communities involved” may be to avoid accountability and transparency.
“It is absolutely unacceptable if the Biden Administration is facilitating a mass migration without any input or oversight from Tennesseans and the affected communities,” she said.
Sen. Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., likewise called for transparency about the “hundreds of thousands of migrants being resettled in the United States.”
“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 according to Fox News. “A new reality is happening in our country—every town is now a border town.”