The TSA Has Been Allowing Migrants to Fly Throughout the US Without Proper Identification

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The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has been allowing migrants to fly to other parts of the U.S. without proper identification.

The TSA was founded following the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001. Since its founding, the TSA has clamped down on all air travel into the United States. From limiting the amount of liquids one can fly with to forcing passengers to be scanned or patted down, the TSA’s rules don’t seem to bend for any traveler.

But that seems to have changed.

According to a report from the Washington Examiner, the TSA has been allowing migrants to board flights in the United States without proper identification. The TSA’s website lists 15 identification options that must be presented prior to flying in the U.S. if the individual is over the age of 18.

A TSA spokesperson told the Examiner that they were allowing migrants to board flights after crossing the border into the United States, as long as they presented their Notice To Appear (Form I-862) — a court order that is issued while migrants wait for their asylum hearing.

Form I-862 is not listed as an option on the TSA’s website of legal documents to present prior to boarding a flight in the United States.

The TSA spokesperson justified the separate identification standards for migrants because they should have already been given a background check by U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), or U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) when they were given the Notice to Appear.

The Examiner followed up with USCIS to verify that migrants are reviewed and meet the TSA criteria for travel, but the agency said the Notice to Appear is only to alert the individuals of their pending court date — not clear them for travel.

In a statement to the Examiner, the TSA brushed the identification discrepancy off and said that the agency allows unlisted government documents because the travelers still have to go through the standard security screenings.

“TSA accepts identification documentation issued by other government agencies, which is validated through the issuing agency. All passengers are then subject to appropriate screening measures.”

Still, it appears as though TSA is allowing a separate identification standard for migrants as its website still says travelers will be denied if they “chose to not provide proper identification.”

As IJR previously reported, the number of migrants crossing the border has skyrocketed with more than 100,000 crossings each month since March. With ICE detention facilities at capacity, 65% of the migrants are being released directly into the U.S. to travel throughout the country until their asylum court date — which could be years away.

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Bill Flowers
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Bill Flowers

Gee, isn’t that just great. I have been background checked by the TSA and am one of several hundred corporate pilots that can fly into DCA. This is a restricted airport by the Whitehouse. I get no special treatment from the TSA when I am on an airline, and I have to take a test once a year on airport security and explosive devices and well as TRA procedures. Must be great to bet an illegal in America.

VIRGINIA HEARD
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VIRGINIA HEARD

I guess since they are ILLEGALS rules do not apply to them. They can search (many times without respect) seniors and children, take items that are not allowed etc, but Illegals are OK !!!!!!

Lucille Davis
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Lucille Davis

Thanks for this information. From now on I am flyijng as a migrant so I can take stuff they won’t let us citizens take. Thanks for the travel tips.

Sir Padre
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Sir Padre

Nothing new here. Does anyone remember the “shoe bomber”? You know, the reason WE have to remove our shoes in the airports?

He was escorted onto the flight in the originating country WITHOUT proper paperwork. All of this is scripted, none of it was done to BENEFIT THE CONSUMER.

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So in October of 2020, in order to get on a domestic flight everyone will need a “Real ID”. “If the traveler cannot provide an acceptable form of identification, they will not be permitted through the security checkpoint. Starting October 1, 2020, every state and territory resident will need to present a REAL ID compliant license/ID, or another acceptable form of identification, for accessing Federal facilities, entering nuclear power plants, and boarding commercial aircraft.” But until then, just that sheet of paper saying you have a court date is good enough. From a security standpoint, If that makes sense to… Read more »

Lloyd McKain
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Lloyd McKain

I’ve lost count of the times I’ve been discriminated against by any and all parts of the government. Local, state and/or federal. There always seems to be a line in which I don’t belong.

MaryAnn Golden
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MaryAnn Golden

America WAKE UP ! this is going to continue to happen until you organize and march on Washington DC. Call your Representatives DEMAND THEY REFORM IMMIGRATION LAWS. NO MORE ASYLUM, NO ANCHOR BABIES. We American Citizens are being treated like we are the foreign invaders. This is reverse discrimination. Personally, I was born in the USA, I could not get an ID as I lost my SS card, they refused to take my SS card that had my birth name on it as I married, I presented my passport, FAA pilots license, both with my SS# on it and 2… Read more »

ricco
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ricco

Then ask yourselves “How are these poor oppressed people paying for their flights?” Perhaps Americans do not deserve a nation. They are unwilling to defend it. Stop voting for Democrats AND Republicans they are not helping the problems. The Democrat and Republicans are.

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