TSA admits to allowing illegal immigrants to board flights
All United States citizens are required to provide a proper, acceptable form of identification before they’re allowed to board a commercial airline, and the same applies to citizens of other countries. However, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), this rule doesn’t apply to illegal immigrants.
The TSA has admitted in a recent letter which was sent to Texas Republican Kenny Marchant, a member of the Border Security Caucus, that it allowed individuals to board airplanes using nothing but Notice to Appear forms that they received from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) after entering the country illegally.
Back in July, Breitbart News reported that the TSA was allowing illegal immigrants to board commercial airlines using nothing but a Notice to Appear form, which has no photo, or any security features, including watermarks. A spokesperson for the TSA took to Twitter to insist that the allegation was “completely wrong”. However, the TSA’s letter says the Notice to Appear, known as I-862, “may be used along with another form of identification in this instance.”
The letter to Marchant continues, “As part of the issuance process for Form I-862, the person undergoes a biographic systems check, and a biometric systems check against both the Integrated Automated Fingerprint Identification System and the Automated Biometric Identification System prior to the issuance of Form I-862. TSA needs to be able to assess a wide range of information proffered by a passenger in order to investigate the passenger’s identity and make sure that watch list matching has occurred.”
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