Nashville-Davidson, Tennessee 2021-06-18 18:22:29 –
Nashville, Tennessee (WKRN) — All Republicans, all white, ordered by Vice-Governor Cameron Sexton and Vice-Governor Randy McNally to determine the number of migrant children permanently migrating to Tennessee. , Mostly men’s committees.
A group of Republicans from the Joint Research Committee on Refugee Issues met for the first time on Friday. The meeting takes place after unaccompanied minors are seen traveling back and forth in Tennessee.
“The purpose of this committee is to answer many questions about the federal government’s transportation and relocation of unaccompanied minors in Tennessee,” said Senator Dawn Whit, the only woman on the committee. Said.
From October 2020 to April 2021, 1,111 unaccompanied minors were released to Tennessee sponsors. It is still below the peak under former President Donald Trump’s administration, when 2,191 unaccompanied minors were released in Tennessee from October 2018 to September 2019.
“According to my information, the first children came in October 2020. By the way, Trump was the president at the time. When said to be approved in May 2020, Trump was the president at the time. That was the case with Governor Lee, “said Senator Todd Garden Higher. “”[If] My memory is helping me right. They were Republicans, not Democrats. “
Republican Gardenhire, where the district is at stake, is calling attention among fellow committee members.
“I’m not saying that everyone is innocent or guilty, but if you know the facts, the public can somehow make a decision, and then all the rhetoric and campaigns underway. You can stop it, “Gardenhire said.
“It’s hard to believe that this isn’t the partisan view they’re looking for,” said Yusuf Hakeem, a Democrat of Chattanooga.
The Democratic Party states that the Joint Working Research Committee is purely political and its ultimate goal is to help promote a particular story.
“When talking about what their ultimate goal is, I have to consider that the committee is not really diverse, and this seems to have been going on for years, but Now they want to talk about what they want to hurt whatever the new administration, the Biden administration, might be doing, “Hakeem said.
The next committee is tentatively scheduled for July 13, with Republicans interrogating witnesses.
Lisa Sherman Nikolaus, Executive Director of the Tennessee Immigration and Refugee Rights Union, issued the following statement in response to the meeting:
“For years, the Tennessees have opened their doors to provide these children with a loving and supportive home. We have grown these children and their families. We need to work with government agencies and the federal government to ensure that we get the support we need to prosper. We work with the Commission to reveal false information and all that is on American land. We look forward to ensuring that our children are treated with dignity and compassion. “
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