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House Passes Bill to Protect Students from Biden’s Open Border Policies

WASHINGTON – Today, the House passed H.R. 3941, the Schools Not Shelters Act, sending a message to sanctuary states and cities that educational facilities should be used for educating students, not housing illegal aliens.
During debate on the legislation, Education and the Workforce Committee Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) gave the following remarks on the House Floor:

“Housing illegal aliens in public educational facilities is downright dangerous, drains educational resources, and distracts school districts and universities from their primary mission of educating students.

This chamber sees many rigorous debates about all types of issues facing the American people. I never imagined there would be debate over the primary function of schools.

“Since when did schools being used for learning become a novel idea?

“The Schools Not Shelters Act delivers a dose of reality to the Biden administration and the Left who are putting students second to their open border policies.”

The Schools Not Shelters Act:
  • Prohibits the use of the facilities of a public elementary school, a public secondary school, or an institution of higher education to provide shelter or housing for aliens who have not been admitted into the United States.
  • Sends a full-throated message to New York City, the Biden administration, and local leaders across the country that the safety and education of students should not be subject to their pro-illegal immigration whims.
  • Reaffirms that the academic success and safety of students must be our first priority.



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