Reps. Nicole Malliotakis, R-NY, and Rodney Davis, R-Ill. introduced a bill Tuesday that would block the TSA from allowing illegal immigrants to use arrest warrants to board flights.
Friday, Bill Melugin of Fox News tweeted “NEW: In a statement to @FoxNews, TSA confirms they are allowing illegal immigrants to use arrest warrants as ID at airport security checkpoints. They receive additional screening, and their DHS documents are validated by cross checking CBP databases.”
“This is f-cking ridiculous,” Kimberly Klacik responded.
This is fucking ridiculous
— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) January 21, 2022
The bill from Malliotakis and Davis would bar TSA from using either the I-200 (Warrant for Arrest of an Alien), or the I-205 (Warrant for removal / deportation.) Per Fox News “the bar would not apply to an illegal immigrant who is being deported from the country.”
Malliotakis said in a statement “If we learned anything from the Sept. 11 attacks, it’s that our federal agencies must be diligent in screening passengers to ensure those flying don’t pose a terrorist or criminal threat to themselves or other passengers on board.”
“Allowing illegal immigrants, particularly those with arrest and deportation warrants, to board domestic or international flights is a public safety and national security risk of the highest extreme and against the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission,” she added.
“Anyone who is in our country illegally should not be allowed to travel throughout the United States unless they’re being deported,” Rep. Davis said in a statement, adding that it is “time for Congress to re-assert its authority because President Biden’s reckless open border immigration policies are a harm to families everywhere.”