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TSA Allowing Illegals to Fly Without Proper ID

TSA Allowing Illegals to Fly Without Proper ID

A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officer gives an airplane passenger a security pat down at Dulles International Airport. (Cliff Owen/AP)

By    |   Thursday, 06 June 2019 04:42 PM

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) has allowed thousands of illegal migrants without required identification to fly on commercial flights over the past several months, according to a new report.

The Washington Examiner reported Thursday that the TSA is not following the policy it enforces in airports across the country by letting people without one of the more than two dozen required documents board a plane in the United States.

When the Department of Homeland Security releases illegal migrants from custody after they have arrived at the U.S. border and have requested asylum, they are, in many cases, brought to a bus station so they can travel somewhere in the U.S. Outside groups are called in, and they help the migrants get where they need to go.

When illegals opt to fly somewhere in the U.S. to visit family or friends, the TSA allows them to board and fly just as American citizens or foreigners with the proper documentation can.

The TSA told the Examiner that illegal migrants are allowed to fly using the Notice To Appear document they are given by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) when they apply for asylum. The document stipulates that the person must attend a court hearing for their claim, which can be as long as three or five years down the road. The USCIS, however, indicated to the Examiner that its documents do not permit individuals to travel on airplanes.

TSA told the outlet, "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."

The situation at the border is growing out of control, with more than 132,000 people arrested in May after illegally crossing into the U.S. That figure represented a nearly 34% increase from April.

The Trump administration and Mexico are reportedly nearing a deal that would require Mexico to help stem the flow of illegal migration into the U.S.

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