Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-N.C.), on Thursday, July 22, introduced legislation to stop airlines that transport illegal immigrants from receiving federal reimbursement.
The legislation, which goes by the name the No-Fly for Illegals Act, would seek to forbid the government from footing the bill for airline expenses if they transport immigrants who are found to be in the U.S. unlawfully, according to the Washington Examiner.
The ban would not apply to flights that are removing illegal immigrants from the country or if the individual’s bodily safety is in jeopardy, including hospital visits. On the other hand, the bill would not list the CCP Virus (COVID-19) as an “imminent threat to … life or physical safety.”
“Illegal immigrants are being flown to, and relocated across, our once secure nation with no regard to our nation’s laws or families safety,” Cawthorn said in a statement, as the outlet reported.
Stressing the border crisis, which has been ignited since President Biden took hold of his position, Cawthorn said, “Under President Trump, we saw a secure border. Under President Biden, we see no border at all.”
“I refuse to watch illegal aliens be unlawfully flown and relocated to our beautiful states on the taxpayer’s dollar. This is why I introduced the No-Fly for Illegals Act,” he declared.
Co-sponsors of the bill include Reps. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), Jeff Duncan (R-S.C.), Greg Steube (R-Fla.), Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-Ga.), and Randy Weber (R-Tex.).
Aiming for more humane border policies, president Biden has reversed nearly all of the restrictions set out by his predecessor despite persistent calls from Republicans to be conscious of the potential risks.
Despite months of complaints from Republican lawmakers, many of whom had been struggling to withstand the burden of the massive flood of illegal border crossers since Biden took hold of the Oval Office, the new administration has not acknowledged it as a crisis.
Adding salt to GOP leaders’ wounds, in May news floated about that the White House was secretly flying migrant children into the state.
Tennessee lawmakers were among those that sounded the alarm of the secret deeds, reporting that unaccompanied minors were being transported by flights in “the dead of night without the knowledge or permission of the communities involved” in May, Fox News revealed.
As part of a contract with the Department of Defense, the children alighted from the plane with matching luggage before boarding Coast to Coast Tours vehicles. Two of the buses with allegedly 30 to 50 kids on board were sent to Miami and Dallas, and at least ten minors were sent to a Highland Park dormitory in Tennessee, said the Washington Post.
“I have warned for months that President Biden’s failure at the border would result in a systematic resettling of migrants in our communities, burdening our schools, hospitals, and law enforcement agencies, and bringing an increase in drug trafficking and human smuggling,” said Sen. Bill Hagerty (R-Tenn.) of the flights. “A new reality is happening in our country—every town is now a border town.”