An Assumption Parish lawmaker has filed legislation that would restrict hiring, transporting and granting public benefits to illegal aliens. 

Representative Joe Harrison says his bill is not about harrassing people because they're foreign.  Harrison's bill would make it a crime to transport or shelter an illegal immigrant, or to help them stay here in the U.S. It would also prohibit illegals from getting any state monetary benefits, but wouldn't deny them emergency medical care, food bank aid or counseling services. He says illegals are stressing state budgets.