Tennessee lawmakers are expressing alarm after videos emerged showing airplanes quietly transporting unaccompanied illegal immigrant children into the state in the dead of night — after the state’s governor told the president last week not to bring them there.
In videos obtained by local station WRCB-TV Channel 3 Wednesday, multiple planes carrying the minors could be seen arriving at Wilson Air Center in Chattanooga in the middle of the night.
In another video posted Thursday, the children, who carried matching bags and appeared to be in their early teens, were put on buses staged on the tarmac.
In total, there were four buses.
The White House did not immediately respond to The Post’s request for comment on the videos. Nor did the Department of Homeland Security.
Speaking to Fox News, Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) accused the Biden administration of transporting migrants in “the dead of night without the knowledge or permission of the communities involved.”
Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) also fumed about the planes when reached by Fox News, saying in a statement, “I have warned for months that President Biden’s failure at the border would result in a systematic resettling of migrants in our communities, burdening our schools, hospitals, and law enforcement agencies, and bringing an increase in drug trafficking and human smuggling.
“A new reality is happening in our country — every town is now a border town.”