Colorado Congresswoman Lauren Boebert is preparing a new piece of legislation, entitled the “No Taxpayer-Funded Lawyers for Illegal Aliens Act” with support from her fellow House conservatives, Fox News reports. The bill would prevent migrants who enter the country illegally from accessing federally funded legal support.
“The principle is really simple: No more American tax dollars to help illegal aliens cut the line and skirt our laws,” Boebert, a freshman lawmaker, told Fox News Digital in an interview.
“Democrats want to treat border detention facilities like an Oprah Winfrey show,” Boebert told Fox News. “You get free education, you get a free plane ticket. You get free medical care. You get free, free, free. It really has to stop and my bill is the first step in this process.”
“Her bill would also prevent cities from channeling federal dollars into creating legal aid help for undocumented immigrants. The Vera Institute has already built partnerships with various cities across the country to create a public defender system for immigrants facing deportation. One study found that cities have provided an estimated $5.6 million in taxpayer money for illegal immigrants’ legal defense,” Fox News reports.