Of course Americans get strip searched, probed and prodded just to get on a plane…
Illegal immigrants are being allowed to board passenger jets without having any identification, the National Border Patrol Council has claimed.
The union for border workers told Breitbart that immigrants who have been released from holding centers while they wait for their court date are being allowed to travel freely without identification.
The only paperwork they need to show airlines is their Notice to Appear forms, a simple print out with no photo or security features.
Traveling light: Illegal immigrants are being allowed to fly in the U.S. without proper ID that regular passengers, above, have to show, according to the border council.
Traveling light: Illegal immigrants are being allowed to fly in the U.S. without proper ID that regular passengers, above, have to show, according to the border council
The claims come amid a surge of illegal immigrants, many of them children, that have overwhelmed facilities along the U.S.-Mexico border.
Hector Garza, the spokesman for one of the NBPC’s branches, said that illegal immigrants were able to use the simple form to board any commercial airliner.
‘This is not the CBP [Customs and Border Protection] or another federal agency renting or leasing an aircraft, these are the same planes that the American public uses for domestic travel,’ Garza told Breitbart.
‘This just adds insult to injury. Not only are we releasing unknown illegal aliens onto American streets, but we are allowing them to travel commercially using paperwork that could easily be reproduced or manipulated on any home computer.’
Garza’s claims were backed by the NBPC which has released an official statement opposing the travel arrangements.
The border patrol council claims illegal immigrants are able to board flights using only their Notice to Appear documents.
Paperwork: The border patrol council claims illegal immigrants are able to board flights using only their Notice to Appear documents, above
‘The fact that TSA is accepting the I-862 [Notice to Appear] as a form of identification and allowing illegal aliens to travel commercially shows just how little regard the federal government has for its own immigration laws,’ the statement said.
Garza said part of the NBPC’s concerns was that people who authorities have little background information on were being allowed to travel without the checks ordinary citizens undergo.
‘We do not know who these people are … We know nothing about most of them, ICE releases them into the American public, and now they are boarding aircraft at will with a simple paper document,’ he said.
A MailOnline request for comment from the TSA has not yet been responded to.