Legislative ploy helping illegals 'game the system'

Friday, April 23, 2021
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Chad Groening (OneNewsNow.com)

Honduran caravanAn immigration enforcement advocacy organization opposes two "very bad" immigration bills that are currently before Congress.

The Federation for American Immigration Reform (FAIR) says the Democrats are "fueling, not fixing," the border crisis with two bills that will exacerbate already significant threats to national security and further snarl the already overwhelmed immigration courts.

"These are bills that will make the crisis that we are now facing even worse," asserts FAIR spokesman Ira Mehlman. “The NO BAN Act (H.R.1333) would essentially allow people who come from countries that are known to harbor and support terrorism, they would be allowed to enter the country without restriction, even in a circumstance where a president had reason to believe that there were national security threats being posed; he or she would not have the ability restrict travel for people from those countries."

Mehlman

As for H.R. 1573, the Access to Counsel Act, it would basically give illegal aliens access to U.S. taxpayer-funded lawyers for representation.

"Immigration court is a civil court, much like you have to go to court because the IRS says you've got a problem with your taxes," Mehlman explains. "In civil courts, you are not entitled to publicly-funded legal counsel. What this bill would do is make an exception in the area of immigration court so that people who are not citizens of the United States ... would get taxpayer-funded representation while the rest of us, when we deal with civil matters, have to pay for it ourselves."

The FAIR spokesman points out that free legal representation makes it easier for illegal aliens to "game the system" to remain in the U.S.

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