Cawthorn introduces bill banning federal reimbursement to airlines for transporting illegal immigrants

By Andrew Mark Miller | Fox News

The legislation has been dubbed the No Fly for Illegals Act

North Carolina Republican Rep. Madison Cawthorn introduced a bill Thursday that would ban the use of federal funds being spent to compensate airlines that fly illegal immigrants throughout the country.

The legislation, known as the No-Fly for Illegals Act, would prevent the government from covering the cost incurred by airlines if “the presence of such alien in the United States is unlawful”, according to a copy of the bill obtained by the Washington Examiner.

The bill would make exceptions for flights that are removing illegal immigrants from the country or if the individual is facing an imminent threat to his or her physical safety.