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H.R. 483 (115th): No Funding for Sanctuary Campuses Act

About the bill

Many young people brought to this country at a young age by their family are now enrolled in colleges. Should those colleges be allowed to protect them from the immigration authorities — and should they be banned from public funding if they do?


There are no official statistics of how many undocumented students are enrolled in American higher education, but about 65 thousand undocumented students graduate from American high schools annually.

So-called “sanctuary campuses” started appearing shortly after President Trump’s election, when many colleges and universities began openly declaring their refusal to cooperate with immigration authorities attempting to deport or question undocumented students. Many of these public universities also offer in-state tuition to undocumented students, a perk previously reserved for legal citizen students residing in the institution’s state.

This …

Sponsor and status

Duncan D. Hunter

Sponsor. Representative for California's 50th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jan 12, 2017
Length: 5 pages
Jan 12, 2017
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 12, 2017, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


22 Cosponsors (22 Republicans)



Jan 12, 2017

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 483 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 483. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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