The Transportation Security Administration confirmed Friday that the agency will permit illegal immigrants in the United States to use “arrest warrants” as valid legal identification at airports across the country.
“For non-citizens and non-U.S. nationals who do not otherwise have acceptable forms of ID for presentation at security checkpoints, TSA may also accept certain DHS-issued forms, including ICE Form I-200 (Warrant for Arrest of an Alien),” a TSA spokesperson told Fox News.
“All passengers whose identity is verified through alternate procedures receive additional screening before being allowed into the secure area of the airport,” the statement said.
Texas Congressman Lance Gooden labeled the decision dangerous to the safety and security of all Americans.
“A criminal alien shouldn’t be allowed to board a plane after presenting a warrant for their arrest,” Gooden said in a statement. “They should be detained and brought before a judge.”
According to data from the Border Patrol Agency, agents encountered more than 70,000 migrants illegally crossing into the United States each month.
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