Anyone remember why we developed the Transportation Security Administration? For that matter, why we created the Department of Homeland Security, under which the TSA operates? That’s right, these agencies were created in response to 9/11, when 19 non-citizens hopped aboard four commercial airplanes on their way to launching the most disastrous terrorist attack in U.S. history. So wouldn’t it make sense that our airline security officials devote most of their resources to making sure that illegal aliens and noncitizens get just a bit more scrutiny than your average businessman flying to Milwaukee?
Granted, there’s been a lot of nonsense surrounding the TSA since its implementation, so seeing bizarre policies from this agency is nothing new. But when we heard that illegal immigrants actually don’t need the appropriate identification documents to board a flight? That may be the most ridiculous thing we’ve seen yet from this regrettable institution.
From the Washington Examiner:
For the past six months, the Transportation Security Administration has allowed migrants released from the custody of other Homeland Security agencies to board flights to other parts of the country despite the passengers lacking any of the 15 documents it states are the only acceptable forms of identification.
Since early December, the agency has avoided temporarily changing federal policy and also not introduced a permanent solution to address this new phenomenon, despite no indication border apprehensions and mass releases are slowing down any time soon.
Since January, Immigration and Customs Enforcement has released from custody more than 200,000 migrants who arrived at the border as part of a family. The releases are mandatory under a 2015 court ruling that bars ICE from holding families more than 20 days.
Instead of requiring the usual one of the usual 15 forms of identification, the TSA has been allowing migrants to board planes with only their Notice to Appear form in hand. This form, which is given to asylum-seekers who have “proven” they have a “credible fear” of returning home, tells the migrant when they are to appear in court – a date that is often years in the future. It is also a date almost always skipped, according to recent figures from the federal government. But whether or not the immigrant ultimately shows up to court makes no difference here. The point is that this is not identification by any means, and there is no law that exempts illegal aliens from security screenings.
“All travelers are required to provide proper documentation prior to flying. CBP, ICE and TSA have been working together for years, ensuring that those who are leaving detention facilities are provided with the proper documentation, or given additional information about proper documentation at that time,” a TSA spokesperson said. “TSA has always had protocols in place for those that are unable to produce documentation and need to travel. However, we expect the vast majority of travelers to appear with one of the documents listed on our website.”
Once again, illegal aliens are being given special favors that aren’t even available to the citizens of this country. When, exactly, is this madness going to end?