Tennessee GOP leaders speak out against releasing ICE detainees in the Volunteer State

Dec 22, 2022 | Political News

Tennessee leaders are pushing back on what they say is a White House plan to have and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement release adult migrants into Tennessee.

A group of leaders that include Gov. Bill Lee, Senators Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty and Republican legislative leaders came out against the move.

Lee said that placing the burden of border issues on individual states is not a solution.

“We’ve been informed by ICE that they plan to release single adult detainees into Tennessee while they await court proceedings,” Lee said. “This is irresponsible and a threat to the safety of Tennesseans. Furthermore, we already have a national security crisis at our border, and the Biden administration’s attempt to revoke Title 42 will only incentivize more illegal crossings.