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    TN: Haslam sends Obama Letter about Unaccompanied Immigrant Minors

    By Staff Report
    Saturday, July 26, 2014

    Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam is upset that federal officials have brought 760 refugee migrant children to the state without notifying his administration.


    The children are among the 30,000 or more, mostly from Central America, believed to have crossed the nation’s southern border so far this year. The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR), part of the Department of Health and Human Services, has been placing children in states across the country while they await court action on their cases.


    In a July 25 letter to President Barack Obama, Haslam said wrote: “It is unacceptable that we became aware via a posting on the HHS website that 760 unaccompanied children have been released by the Office of Refugee Resettlement to sponsors in Tennessee without my administration’s knowledge.
    “Although solving the border crisis is a federal responsibility, this influx of immigrant children could have a significant impact on state and local governments,” Haslam wrote. He asked the president to answer eight specific questions with regards to the placement of children in Tennessee and to increase the communication with states regarding ORR’s actions.


    “An influx of unaccompanied immigrant children to the state, with little information being made available to the public or to state leaders, creates confusion and could be very problematic. The start of school is approaching for many districts across the state, and the federal government’s actions have caused great uncertainty around this issue,” Haslam wrote.


    The Office of Refugee Resettlement takes the children from border-area detention centers and places them with sponsors, who typically are family members. The children receive vaccinations and a medical screenings. The sponsors must pass a government screening and agree to cooperate with the child’s deportation process.


    Chattanooga has a large number of Guatemalan and Honduran families. Most of the children coming to the border are from these countries, and so many are being placed with family in Chattanooga, local immigration attorney Sean Lewis said. Children placed in Tennessee are given a court date in Memphis’ immigration court.


    See complete story in Sunday's Times Free Press.


    http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2014/jul/26/haslam-sends-letter-president-about-minors/
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    Copy of the letter from Governor Haslam is here:

    https://localtvwreg.files.wordpress....the-letter.pdf
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    Texas did not receive notification that they were coming, either, TX still has a high number of them by comparison.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kevinssdad View Post
    Texas did not receive notification that they were coming, either, TX still has a high number of them by comparison.
    Senator Lamar Alexander of Tennessee is running for re-election. He is one of the "Gang of Eight." Senator Alexander holds some blame for the ongoing crisis from illegal immigration and for the ongoing influx to his state. He is all in for amnesty.

    Texas and California have a long history with illegal immigration. Tennessee does not. Texas and California have populations hovering around 30 million, more or less, Tennessee is around 6 million. Tennessee is far away from the Texas/Mexico border.

    Over the past decade Tennessee and Georgia have seen an illegal immigration explosion. Other states in the Southeast have too. Like many states in the southeast, there were no signs in spanish language, no evidence of illegal aliens in daily life, no groups following to pander for them, no MS 13 gang presence and murders, no store fronts and restaurants housing document mills and drug cartel activity. They may have been operating on a small scale here and there, but not "in your face," as they are now.

    Whether it is 760 or 3000, none of it should be happening.
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    The correct time to object and oppose them everywhere was while they were "operating on a small scale," I lived in Nebraska when I oppoaed the ' 86 amnesty, had spent nearly all my life there. Nebraska was a state of 1.5 million then.

    Not sure I understand the population comparisons? It was happening in America, affecting Americans.

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