New law that could allow teachers to permanently remove students from their classrooms. and learn why a silverdale inmate is facing more charges those stories straight ahead on news 12 now at 5:30.
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As of sunday morning, u.s. border patrol was holding more than 4,200 unaccompanied migrant children in short-term holding facilities.
Nearly 3,000 of those unaccompanied minors have been in custody for more than 72 hours.
News 12's kenan scott joins us now live with what local legal experts are saying about the implications of this influx of migrant children.
Emily, andrew according to the department of homeland security on saturday, the biden administration is deploying fema to the mexican border to help care for thousands of unaccompanied migrant teens and children who are arriving in overwhelming numbers and being packed into detention cells and tent shelters.
The deployment marks an escalation in the administration's response to the growing crisis at the border.
It is part of what dhs said would be a 90-day government- wide effort at the border, where an unprecedented number of minors are arriving without their parents each day and must be sheltered and cared for until they can be placed with a vetted sponsor, usually a parent or relative already living in the united states.
I spoke with brittany faith, an immigration legal expert based out of chattanooga, who says this is a situation that we've seen before.
"there have been several times where this has happened previously so in 2014 this happened with the obama administration but this also happened in the trump administration in 2018 and 2019.
And a lot of that surge doesn't necessarily come from our political process, but a lot of it comes from what's happening in their home countries."
This comes as the house plans to vote this week on a measure that would protect undocumented immigrants who were brought to the u.s. as children, as well as provide legal status to farm workers.
We'll have more on this story right here at 6.
Reporting live in chattanooga, kenan scott news 12 now.
A silverdale inmate is facing more charges, after the sheriff's office says he assaulted a corrections deputy.
Hamilton count investigators say rodney ballard stepped out of his cell, and struck the deputy in the face, yesterday.
The deputy's injuries were minor, and they were checked out by medical personnel.
Ballard is being charged with simple assault.
He remains in custody.
A 73 year old man who suffered serious burns on friday when a controlled burn got out of control, has died.
Richard donham on snow hill road in harrison suffered burns over 60 to 70 of his body and died sunday morning at a burn treatment center in atlanta.
He had been pulled from the burning field and barn friday afternoon by the highway 58 fire department, and rushed to the hospital by life force.
Funeral services are pending.
Mr. donham was a brother in law of sheriff jim hammond.
More education leaders are weighing in on a law that would allow teachers to permanently remove students from their classroom.
The proposal would require a series of steps the teacher or school must exercise before making the permanent removal.
The hamilton county education association says the goal of the bill is to find an alternate solution for students.
Sometimes you have personality conflicts or there are other issues going on in the classroom.
The major thing that we have to look at is what does the student need.
What needs are not being met when their behaviors are acting up and looking at restorative practices and looking at their basic needs.
The education association would would like to see students or parents be able to appeal the removal before the bill goes into effect.
Chatanooga's mayoral runoff race is picking up steam with less than one month from election day.
Dr. elenora woods is now the latest candidate to publicly endorse tim kelly.
Dr. woods credits kelly with being able to work with diverse communities in the past.
Kim white however is endorsed by chattanooga police officers and wants to attract and keep more first responders.
I'm fortunate to be the candidate left in the race for the runoff that is representing the rest of the candidates.
It's about us.
It really is about the vision that we share.
I've been a strong proponent since day one that we need to make sure that we pay our first responders competitive wages.
We're losing so many of them right now and we need to make sure that we provide more resources so we can have the best trained.
Election day is april 13th.
Early voting for chattanooga's runoff election begins next week.
It will start next wednesday march 24th.
There are 3 locations where you can vote early: the brainered rec center, election comission, and hixson community center.
Brainerd rec and hixson community center will be open 10 in the morning to 6 in the evening monday through friday.
The election commission will be open from 8 in the morning till 6 in the evening.
All locations are open from 10 in the morning to 4 in the afternoon on saturday.
The runoff election features tim kelly vs kim white for chattanooga mayor.
Jenny hill and thomas lee are in a runoff for district 2 while dennis clark and isaiah hester are in a runoff for district 5.
Now, from the epb fiberoptics weather center, forecast.
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Essentially the story of sound as told through the guitar being the central narrator of the story so it talks about what sound is how we interact with all the details about how they sounded and how that sounds bona fide as a kind of goes through the single chain of busing to through panels and amps and the pickups and there's a lot of things you can pick up and touch, you can plug in order guitar and play through working with great companies like jhs tells a tendency to make is an awesome display of one of the cars here in town.
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We are really excited about the exhibits with the songbird foundation and also the concerts be available for us here in the tennessee valley coming up agai, thank you so much for joining us as iraq.
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Patrick's day deftly have multiple ways to get alerts for potential severe weather this i can be continue into thursday old leftover moisture for friday but it looks like we will dry out just in time for the first weekend of bring emmeline into all things look like a government cover with the good news order for the tips that chip chapman and we're talking dog parks in today's good word charleston, tennessee.
She was one of the communities in the state pitching to win money to build one for their own.
They're taking part in this year's dog park now this wheel last year that randy and jenny boyd will hand out grants to 16 communities here in the bald state.
Remember, of course randy boyd is the president of the university of tennessee system, but his company sells pet products which inspired his desire to make tennessee the most dog friendly state in america.
Plenty of towns throughout our area boarding one just a couple of months ago we showed you photos from the new park in athens, but collegeville etowah dayton spring city signal mountain cleveland and chattanooga have all been winners this year's nominations are open through ta day if you live in charleston or anywhere in tennessee dog park com to nominate your hometown.
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