What’s next for hundreds of immigrant minors sent to Tennessee?

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – It’s a rush like we haven’t seen before.

Tens of thousands of children from Central American countries are the border illegally  into the United States.

“The reason we think there is a surge in women and children coming across the border is because the violence in Central American countries,” said Memphis immigration lawyer, Barry Frager with the Frager Law Firm.

Frager started out in immigration law deporting families, but for the last 15 years in Memphis, he’s worked to help them stay.

He’s hoping many of these children can find permanent safety in the Mid-South.

“They are grateful for the rest of our lives,” said Frager.

About 760 children are right here in Tennessee.

Frager says the children will go before federal immigration judges in Memphis to see if they can stay in the Land of the Free.

“We don’t want to send these people back to harm or possibly death. We have to give them an opportunity to have due process rights and figure out who may be in danger,” said Frager.

The 760 children sent here this year by the Obama administration were done so without warning, which prompted Governor Bill Haslam to send a letter to President Obama.

Haslam wants to know why the state, like many others, was not notified the minors were sent here.

Those who were sent here will live in Tennessee with family members until their court hearing, which may take a while.

Right now, there are only two judges in Memphis who handle all the immigration cases in Tennessee and Arkansas, half of the cases in Mississippi and even some in Kentucky.

“This isn’t the first time we’ve had a crisis in our court. Our numbers have been high for a long time,” said Frager.

Frager estimates the 760 minor cases will take priority over 6000 backlogged cases.

Frager, who also lobbies for immigration reform, says hosting hundreds of these border immigrant children will cause other strains on the state.

Many of the minros may have to appear in juvenile court if they’ve been neglected.

Homeland security investigators may also spend their time looking into their backgrounds.

Two new immigrations judges are expected in Memphis this fall to help with this case load.

They were scheduled to come before this latest influx of immigrants.

There are so many cases in immigration court, the court is moving from the federal building to Brinkley Plaza in October.

22 comments

  • Obama said Tranparency LOL

    They are quoting an IMMIGRATION ATTORNEY!!! ROFL This guy makes his money off illegal immigrants, what do you think he is going to say. All we know is we have 760 more semi-citizens getting food stamps, doctors, schools, buses, free lunches, WIC, judges, jailers, bail bondsman, to go along with all the other illegals already here and we cant find any of them. Obama has already ILLEGALLY granted amnesty to several million with his DACA proclamation. So they can now get even more free stuff LEGALLY and can now take our jobs LEGALLY. This reminds me of Carter when he told Castro he would take those who wanted to come here. Castro emptied his jails, insane asylums, and hospitals and put them on the boats. Then Clinton told the Haitians they were welcome and they were floating in bathtubs, inner tubes and logs in the ocean before Clinton said he changed his mind. This is a Democrat thing but lets blame Repubs. Keep these future communists coming comrades and lets vote Democrat in November.

  • Mama Sherry

    It is a ‘done deal’ and we cannot stop it. We need to assist any way possible to assure that these children can succeed and not swell the welfare payrolls. It is a useless waste of negative words when positive action is needed to help these children. Just as our ancestors were sent here as children and were helped when they arrived on Ellis Island, we should do likewise. Their parents sacrificed and sent them here to save them. I would have done the same. Wouldn’t you? Don’t judge unless you have walked in their shoes (if they had any shoes).

    • Somepeople

      This 760 might be a done deal, but we need to stop if from continuing…..there are plenty of U.S. children that are neglected, abused and in need of a good home.

  • What other laws can we disregard Mama

    Mama Sherry you do not have a clue how these children got here? When the buses are arriving in MA, CT, CA, AZ, they are over 80% adults. The only photos we see are what Obama shows us since they are allowing no one in to see what is going on? Then you bring up Ellis Island which is where people came in LEGALLY, let me repeat that word LEGALLY and if you know anything about Ellis Island anyone that was sick, had a criminal record, was denied entry. All the Govt has to do, Federal, State, County, or City has to say is it is about the CHILDREN and people fall for it whether it be taxes or ILLEGALS streaming across our borders. And to answer your question NO I WOULD NEVER turn MY CHILDREN over to a coyote to take them through Mexico all the while know they are going to be abused and molested. You go ahead and take a child Mama but pay for it yourself and before you let them out in public you are responsible to make sure they do not have typhus, typhoid, scabies or anything else they can spread among the population.

  • browning

    whomever did not perform the legal responsibilities & allowed this to happen should be held personally responsible for the cost associated with delivering, feeding, schooling, medical, social security benefits provided……..& return every one of em to their parents where they belong. why are they not in DC ? payng more attention to illegals while they turn their backs on veterans…..a shameful disgrace what this incompetent fed govt has done & continues doing.

  • Doctor

    And we just about had our v i o l e n t c r i m e under control in Memphis. The ones being brought in will do wonders for the city. We will have lots more news conferences, we will have lots more to spend paying off the immigration attorney who will reap all the benefits. The black community will be moved to the b a c k o f t h e b u s. Schools will be filled with non English speaking children, disease will spread. The horrible employment rates will go up for young black girls and teenagers. The people who pay taxes will get the burden dumped on them. Hospitals and ER rooms will be filled. Scabies and Bed Bugs will be everywhere. Ride the bus, but don’t sit down and rest your head on the seat back……. head lice…… Food banks will need more food or they will give less to more……

    • Nick

      Violent crime under control?!?! What fairy tale do you live in. Everything else is pretty much accurate except the black unemployment rate. That is a choice that is made.

      • Doctor

        The crime rate comment was S A R C A S T I C……. The G u n N D o w n program is a farce. The Black unemployment rate …. Unemployment Among Black Youth 393% Higher Than National Rate ….. (CNSNews . com) sorry about the misunderstanding Nick……

  • takenobull

    Family members??????????????? The 760 children sent here this year by the Obama administration will live in Tennessee with family members until their court hearings. That may take a while. Right now, there are only two judges in Memphis who handle all the immigration cases in Tennessee and Arkansas, half of the cases in Mississippi and even some in Kentucky.

  • Truthy

    All these Hispanics may be a blessing in disguise. They will overtake the black community and will put their violence in check like they do in California. Also, the black vote will be greatly diminished and they will resume their place in the back of the bus, thanks to Obama. Oh what irony…

  • Elwood Suggins

    Here is an idea for a news story. Entitle it WHAT PART OF ILLEGAL DO WE NOT UNDERSTAND? It is illegal to rob a bank, it is illegal to steal, it is illegal to kill, it is illegal to cross our borders without the proper paperwork and the proper way to become an American. The LAW is being broken. If you don’t agree just leave your address and I will stop over one day and help myself to whatever you have that I want.

    • langor1

      I does seem pretty simple doesn’t it. I can’t break the law and leave the country as my punishment, yet the government allows that to happen every day. If I thumb my nose at the law I’ll end up in jail or prison, why are American citizens burdened with greater expectation of being law abiding than our “guests”.

  • browning

    how is it that illegals receive “immediate benefits” entering here, yet veterans have to wait a year to receive
    theirs ? funding this huge scrambled egg this fed govt has created, welfare & food stamps never run out of money or suffer a shortage, but the fed govt wants to cut veterans salaries ? we send financial aid to terrorist groups who are the same ones murdering Christians & not a word from this WH. as if thats not horrific enough, why is my tax proceeds being used to cover the expense of personal trips for an incumbents fund raising ? thats called a direct benefit per the irs & is taxable, but moreso why is my tax revenues being used ? thats nothing short of fraud & misappropriating federal money which is a crime. fed govt not enforcing fed laws is a crime. the nation is virtually bankrupt while those making those fluffy decisions for all those misfits are laughing to the bank. you can bet their personal finances are not handled in the same manner your taxes are.

  • TXMINUTEMAN

    LATIN AMERICA IS 90% CHRISITIAN=85% ROMAN CATHOLIC….LATIN AMERICA HAS A TOTAL POPULATION OF 590 MILLION. FROM MEXICO TO THE SOUTHERN TIP OF SOUTH AMERICA THERE ARE 1 MILLION MILLIONARES AND 120 BILLIONARES. PAST TIME FOR THE CHURCHES TO WORK ON “THE RICH” OF LATIN AMERICA TO SHOW COMPASSION TO THE POOR AND IMPROVE THE STANDARD OF LIVING IN LATIN AMERICA. THE U.S. HAS BEEN A DUMPING GROUND FOR LATIN AMERICA’S UNEDUCATED AND POOR LONG ENOUGH. MIND BLOWING HOW NATIONS WITH SUCH A RICH HISTORY OF “CHRISTIANITY” HAS SUCH CORRUPT GOVERNMENTS, DRUG CARTELS AND UNCARING WEALTHY ! LATIN AMERICAS NEED TO WORK AT BEING MORE LIKE US=THE U.S. AND STOP INVADING US ! STOP COVETING WHAT NORTH AMERICA HAS AND WORK TO IMPROVE YOUR LOT IN LIFE AT HOME ! REVOLUTION SET THE U.S. ON ITS CURRENT PATH. THE FAILED REVOLUTIONS AND CORRUPT ONES IN LATIN AMERICA MUST BE RE-IGNITED=PREFERABLY NON-VIOLENTLY !…TIME FOR LATINOS TO MARCH IN THE STREETS OF SOUTH AMERICAN FOR “CHANGE” AND STOP MARCHING ILLEGALLY ACROSS THE U.S. BORDER AND IN AMERICAN STREETS; AFTER ALL JUSTICE, LIKE CHARITY SHOULD BEGIN AT HOME!

  • ronald

    They should have been stop at the border and never sent to other states. why should we have to have them we would be in jail if we did it to another coutry

  • America

    This is what happens when a nation reaches the tipping point. We now have more takers than payers and the takers have given us a communist muslim president who brings in more takers. With communism we have a classless, stateless society. Bring in more takers bankrupt the payers, and we are all one. The only thing left is the Mao overalls. The ends justify the means. From each according to his ability to each according to his need. Hope and Change. Forward. American is the greatest country on earth, vote for me and help me change it. Rev Wright and his GD America. Chairman Mao ornament on the WH Christmas tree. Wedding ring that states there is no god but allah. Carney, Jarrett, Dunn, Jones, Axelrod, Davis, Ayers, the list is endless of communist connections. Michelle for the 1st time in my life I am proud to be American. Throw in a corrupt government, of both parties, and a corrupt Federal Reserve and this is the new America. Socialized medicine, scandals at IRS, VA, Holder in contempt, world is a mess. Country is divided, race relations in the tank. Record numbers on food stamps, record bankruptcies, record people on disability, 2 years of unemployment, and nothing but lies from the media. It is going to get a lot worse before this is over.

  • Exports and Imports

    We have exported our jobs. We are now importing, diseases, murderers, rapists, gang bangers, and more welfare recipients. They head to Wal-Mart and get in the bank line to send their untaxed paychecks back to countries south of us, and then get in the food line and pay with their EBT cards.
    We get increased health care costs with Obamacare and they get free TNCare. If a citizen needs a lawyer in a civil case we must pay, they are assigned one for free. Our auto insurance premiums are skyrocketing while they drive with no license nor insurance. Our tax rates increase to pay for more schools, teachers, jails, and judges, and they live in a shadow cash economy. The American flag is removed and the Mexican flag is raised in certain western states of this nation. And Obama has requested $3.7 BILLION dollars to hire new judges and stated he needs 44,000 pair of extra large underwear for the CHILDREN. And the real kicker is according to the polls 41% still approve of the job he is doing. Heaven help us.

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