- The TSA is allowing illegal immigrants to present arrest warrants as a form of ID to board a plane.
- They are this releasing this information in response to an inquiry by Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX).
- “A criminal alien shouldn’t be allowed to board a plane after presenting a warrant for their arrest,” Gooden says.
It’s more difficult to dine at some restaurants in America’s most liberal cities than it is to get into the country, according to a new report from Fox News and the TSA. In the first instance, you need to show ID and proof of vaccination. In the second instance, you just need to prove you’re a criminal.
Are you an illegal immigrant? Do you have an arrest warrant? Great —you can board a plane.
“For non-citizens and non-U.S. nationals who do not otherwise have acceptable forms of ID for presentation at security checkpoints, TSA may…accept certain DHS-issued forms, including ICE Form I-200 (Warrant for Arrest of an Alien),” a TSA spokesperson told Fox News.
“All passengers whose identity is verified through alternate procedures receive additional screening before being allowed into the secure area of the airport,” the TSA statement said.
Does it make you feel better that we confirm criminal status —THEN let them on the plane?
The TSA is releasing the information in response to an inquiry by Rep. Lance Gooden (R-TX), who last month released a statement declaring his office had “obtained whistleblower documents proving the Transportation Security Administration is allowing unknown migrants to board U.S. commercial airlines. The congressman subsequently traveled to the southern border and observed illegal migrants boarding commercial aircraft firsthand.”
“TSA’s response confirms the Biden Administration is knowingly putting our national security at risk,” Gooden told the Daily Caller. “Unknown and unvetted immigrants shouldn’t even be in the country, much less flying without proper identification.”
“[We are] committed to ensuring that all travelers, regardless of immigration status, are pre-screened before they arrive to the airport, have their pre-screening status and identification verified at security checkpoints, and receive appropriate screening based on risk before entering the sterile area of the airport,” TSA Administrator David Pekoske explains.
“A criminal alien shouldn’t be allowed to board a plane after presenting a warrant for their arrest,” Gooden said in a statement. “They should be detained and brought before a judge.”
Considering the 178,840 migrant encounters in December and more than 2 million encounters logged last year, Gooden is right —it’s time to plug some of these holes.