So let me get this straight, legal US citizens will soon have to have a special Real ID license to fly domestically, but illegal migrants are being allowed by TSA to fly without proper documentation?
How is that ok??
According to The Washington Examiner, TSA has been violating their own policies and allowing migrants to travel without documentation.
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.
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.
A spokesperson for TSA told the outlet that “migrants were allowed to board flights if they could present the document they are given when they apply for asylum. The Notice To Appear, known by DHS as Form I-862, is a paper that U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will give to a person who has passed a credible fear screening and will have his or her asylum case decided by a federal judge as many as five years down the road.”
However, other officials said that was wrong.
A USCIS official said TSA’s knowledge of protocol was wrong and that the latter agency would not provide any type of travel authorization document to a person who has passed a credible fear screening. The official said the NTA has one purpose and that was to tell recipients when to show up for court.
With the pushback from USCIS, TSA said another possible document that might be used would be the USCIS employment card.
They’re probably allowed liquids over 3 ounces too.