The Transportation Security Administration (TSA) recently disclosed to congressional officials that illegals flying without proper I.D. can use an arrest warrant as another form of identification at airport security.
Replying to GOP Texas Congressman Lance Gooden’s December 15 inquiry about illegals flying across the nation, TSA Administrator David Pekoske said that some DHS documents might be considered acceptable forms of I.D. for non-citizens, including a “Warrant for the Arrest of an Alien” and a “Warrant of Deportation.”
“TSA’s response proves the Biden White House is knowingly placing our national security in danger,” Gooden said to conservative reporters. “Unvetted and unknown migrants shouldn’t even be in the nation, much less flying around without the proper I.D.”
“TSA is committed to making sure that all travelers, regardless of their immigration status, are pre-screened before they arrive at the airport, have their pre-screening information and identification verified at the airport’s security checkpoints, and get appropriate screening based on their risk before going into the sterile area,” Pekoske said.
Pekoske stated that the alien I.D. number found on DHS documents is processed through any of the following databases: the U.S. Customs’ One mobile application or the TSA’s National Transportation Vetting Center.
People who use the alternate identification forms undergo more screening, according to this letter.
Also, TSA said it screens people through its current Secure Flight program before they go into the airport security and get onto a plane to see if they are on any terrorist databases and other dangerous lists.
TSA said it depends on agencies like CBP or ICE, which give the documents to migrants, to prove that the name on the document “is the person whom the person says they are.”
Gooden earlier told conservative reporters that he was informed by a border patrol official that “they many times have to take migrants at their word that their names are accurate” when giving DHS documents accepted by the TSA as alternate forms of I.D.
If an identity cannot be verified using a database search, the airport’s Federal Security Director is left to decide any extra screening protocols or choose to deny the person’s entry, according to the letter.