Sen. Todd Gardenhire

Sen. Todd Gardenhire

State Sen. Todd Gardenhire, R-Chattanooga, is chairman of the Joint Fiscal Review Committee and First Vice-Chairman of the Senate State and Local Government Committee.

A little girl holds her mother's hand at a 2017 demonstration for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) in Nashville. (Photo: John Partipilo)

Commentary: Migrant children – what do we do with them?

By: - June 5, 2021

I have just been appointed to a special joint committee of the Tennessee legislature by Lt. Gov. Randy McNally to study the issues surrounding migrant children being brought into Tennessee. I requested this assignment because the facility in Highland Park in question is in my district. I have known about this for several months and […]