TNCONN’s BIG 7 Weekend Digest… July 16, 2021

1) TN Judge Shuts Down Illegal Immigration Center in Chattanooga
2) TN Spends Nearly $4M Per Year To Educate Unaccompanied Alien Minors
3) TBI Arrests 18 Men, Including Pastor & National Guardsman, In Human Trafficking Operation
4) Top Vaccine Official Fired After Health Department Pushes Vaccines On Minors
5) TN Dept Of Health’s Immunization Program For Children Continues
6) Tennessee Farmer Wins Injunction Against USDA In Loan Forgiveness Dispute
7) Federal Judge Blocks Tennessee Transgender Bathroom Law Temporarily

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TN Spends Nearly $4M Per Year To Educate Unaccompanied Alien Minors

Tennessee Has Spent Nearly $60 Million Over 15 Years Educating Children Who Entered The State As Unaccompanied Minors, According To The State’s Fiscal Review Committee Estimates.

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TBI Arrests 18 Men, Including Pastor & National Guardsman, In Human Trafficking Operation

The Tennessee Bureau Of Investigation Has Arrested And Charged 18 Men As Part Of A Human Trafficking Investigation In Spring Hill. The Group Includes A Man Listed As Youth Pastor Of A Church In Centerville And As A Tennessee National Guardsman.

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Lee Declares Southern Border A ‘National Security Crisis’

Over The Weekend, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee Traveled To The U.S. Southern Border To Meet With Tennessee National Guards Troops And Receive Briefings Regarding The Skyrocketing Rate Of Illegal Crossings And Criminal Activities.

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Trump Joins Gov. Abbott At Border Security Briefing

Former President Donald Trump Joined Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Wednesday In The Rio Grande Valley For A Border Security Briefing With Law Enforcement And State Officials.

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Harris To Visit Border Months After Appointment As Border Czar

Vice President Kamala Harris And Department Of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas Will Visit The U.S.-Mexico Border On Friday, Harris’ First Trip There Since Illegal Border Crossings Began Spiking In January.

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TN Refugee Study Committee Outlines Mission Statement & Agenda

On Friday 10AM CST, The Joint Study Committee On Refugee Issues Gathered For Their Introductory Meeting In The Cordell Hull Building In Nashville, TN To Outline Their Mission Statement And To Prepare Their Agenda.

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Tennessee’s Open Border Problem

Did You Ever Believe Chattanooga, Tennessee – Touching Nine Other States And About 24 Hours Away From The Mexican Border By Car – Would Be Involved In An Ever-Changing Story Involving A Migrant Detention Center Housing Unaccompanied Alien Children Who Are In Federal Custody After Being Apprehended Crossing The Open Southern Border?

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Blackburn: Open Border Policies Will Bring Chaos to Tennessee Communities

The Democrats’ Promises Of Free Healthcare, Education, And Citizenship Have Thrust Our Southern Border Into Chaos. Even After Illegal Crossings Reached Their Highest Rate In Two Decades, Border Czar And Vice President Kamala Harris Still Refuses To Visit the U.S.-Mexico Border. The Biden Administration’s Deliberate Inaction On This Surge In Illegal Entry Has Turned Every State Into A Border State. The Biden Border Policy Is Inept And An Embarrassment To Our Nation.

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DCS Reports on Abuse Investigation at Chattanooga Immigrant Shelter

Allegations Of Child Abuse Have Surfaced From A Chattanooga Shelter That Is Housing Unaccompanied Immigrant Children. The Tennessee Dept Of Children’s Services Says Local, State, And Federal Authorities Are Investigating After A Report Of Abuse Was Made By A Child Staying At The Shelter.

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