June 7, 2019 – In Breaking News – Washington Examiner
The federal agency tasked with overseeing security at transportation hubs has been violating its own policy by allowing migrants who have been released from federal custody onto flights despite not having required documents, according to several Department of Homeland Security officials.
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.
(Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Transportation Oliver McGee says the new policy would allow migrants to use a court appearance notice as an acceptable form of identification. He says the policy is a danger to aviation security. Courtesy of Fox News and YouTube. Posted on June 7, 2019.)
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.
(Brigadier Gen. Anthony Tata (Ret.) discusses the humanitarian crisis at the U.S. southern border. Courtesy of Fox Business News and YouTube. Posted on Jun 6, 2019.)
ICE often drops people off at bus stations, where nongovernmental organizations that have been alerted to the drop-offs send volunteers to help migrants make travel arrangements to join family members in other cities.
The agency then wipes its hands clean following the releases.
ICE would not comment on the legal precedent for undocumented immigrants boarding flights in the U.S.
So instead, those looking to depart the border via regional airports become TSA’s burden.
If TSA chose to turn away people at airports it would apply more pressure to overwhelmed bus companies like Greyhound and local motels in border towns, complicating an already dire situation for localities struggling to care for this demographic.
(Learn About Federal driver’s license security requirements known as REAL ID. Courtesy of NBC Bay Area and YouTube. Posted on Oct 7, 2018.)
TSA was unaware initially which documents its security officers required for migrants to board flights.
Its website states passengers over the age of 18 who are boarding domestic or international flights out of the U.S. “must show valid identification at the airport checkpoint in order to travel.”
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(Learn about how TSA verifies your identity at the airport. In the event you arrive at the airport without any identification, whether lost or at home, or due to a recent name change, you may still be allowed to fly. Additional screening will include a pat-down and bag search. Screening protocols may vary based on technology available at the checkpoint, and intelligence-driven factors. Courtesy of the TSA and YouTube. Posted on Aug 2, 2018.)
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