Congresswoman Claudia Tenney voted in opposition of using schools as migrant shelters.
She voted Thursday for a house resolution condemning the idea of using primary and secondary schools to house those who came into the country illegally. This move comes as Governor Kathy Hochul mulls over the idea of using SUNY facilities as housing to deal with the influx of migrants coming to New York City following the expiration of Title 42 – a COVID restriction on asylum seekers.
Tenney said in a statement “our schools and educational resources should be dedicated to our children, not diverted to support unvetted migrants who are entering our country illegally,” said Congresswoman Tenney. “Governor Hochul should not be risking the safety of upstate New Yorkers by using our schools and educational resources to cover for the Biden administration’s negligence at the border. By passing this resolution, the House of Representatives is sending a clear message: we will not tolerate unvetted and unverified migrants taking valuable resources away from our children and communities. We must secure the border now and hold President Joe Biden accountable for his dereliction of duty.”
The resolution passed 223-201.