Today state Rep. Ryan Fattman, a Republican from Sutton, introduced a non-binding resolution on the House floor to stop Gov. Deval Patrick from sheltering immigrant children who have crossed illegally into the U.S.

“The point of this resolution is to question Massachusetts’ role in an immigration crisis and problem and to politely say no thank you.”

Instead of voting on the resolution, Democrats (who control the house) sent it to the committee on rules, where it will likely die.