Local political leaders sound off over unaccompanied immigrant minors | WJHL

 Local political leaders sound off over unaccompanied immigrant minors | WJHL

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Local political leaders voiced differing opinions regarding unaccompanied immigrant minors arriving in Tennessee.

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee reportedly advised the federal government that he did not want unaccompanied minors sent to or through his state, and Republican Rep. Diana Harshbarger told News Channel 11 that she agrees.

“From what I understand the governor was contacted a couple of months ago, about having illegal unaccompanied minors sent to the state and absolutely he said no,” she said.

Harshbarger said that at least three planes have landed in Chattanooga carrying unaccompanied minors, citing intelligence from the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Chattanooga’s WRCB reported that at least four planes carrying migrant children recently arrived at the Wilson Air Center. According to the report, the children were loaded onto buses and transported to other…

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