On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 3941, the Schools Not Shelters Act, which prevents schools receiving federal funding from being used as shelters for illegal aliens.
The bill comes in the wake of a massive surge in crossings at the southern border, which led some cities to house aliens in schools. New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced that he would begin housing aliens in elementary and secondary school gyms due to overwhelmed shelters.
U.S. Rep. Barry Moore (R-Enterprise) voted for the bill, saying, “Our children should not be forced to pay the price for the Biden Administration's disastrous immigration policies.”
Moore argued housing unvetted migrants in America’s schools was a serious safety risk.
“This legislation would protect kids from having to share their schools with unvetted strangers,” he explained. “We don't allow visitors into our schools without identification, so we also shouldn't allow unvetted migrants in either.”
HR 3941 passed only one day after the Washington Times reported that the federal government released nearly 2,500 migrant children with latent tuberculosis infections into the United States this past year.
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