A group of Republican governors announced on Sunday that they will travel to Mission, Texas on Wednesday to hold a press conference on the ongoing border crisis.
However, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee will not attend the press conference at the U.S. Southern border, which will seemingly highlight the large increase in illegal immigration.
According to an emailed press release from Texas Governor Greg Abbott, ten other state leaders will travel to the event with the goal of bringing attention to the border crisis. Lee’s name did not appear on the list.
While Lee will not be in attendance for the conference, he previously signed on to a letter that demanded a visit with President Joe Biden to address the crisis.
“While governors are doing what we can, our Constitution requires that the President must faithfully execute the immigration laws passed by Congress. Not only has the federal government created a crisis, it has left our states to deal with challenges that only the federal government has a duty to solve,” the group wrote in their letter to Biden.
“Due to the emergent crisis, we respectfully request a meeting as soon as your schedule allows within 15 days.”
However, the White House appears to be ignoring the governors’ plea.
While Tennessee does not directly border the U.S.-Mexico boundary, the state has been affected by the large increase in illegal immigration.
The Biden administration has relocated thousands of migrants from the border to locations throughout the United States.
Earlier this year, multiple airplanes carrying unaccompanied migrant children from the southern border landed late at night on multiple days at Chattanooga’s Wilson Air Center.
Upon arriving in Chattanooga, dozens of migrant children boarded multiple buses to be transported to various locations.
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