(by Todd Starnes, FOX News) -- The Transportation Security Administration is strongly denying accusations that it has been allowing illegal immigrants to board American jetliners without proper identification.
The National Border Patrol Council, a union representing thousands of Border Patrol agents, accused the TSA of letting illegals board airplanes with a “Notice to Appear” document instead of a passport or official government identification card.
Union leaders said illegals were allowed to board jetliners without proper identification at airports in El Paso and Laredo, Texas. The story was first reported by Breitbart News.
“This is the dream of every terrorist in the world,” Shawn Moran, vice president of the union, told me. “There is no way of knowing who is on board the jetliners.”
Whenever illegal immigrants are processed, Moran said, they are released with a “Notice to Appear” document. He said that’s the document they are using to fly commercially in the United States.
“This is a document that could easily be forged,” Moran told me. “It is simply a computer printout with a name on it.”
He said border agents in Laredo asked the TSA why they would allow illegals to board jetliners with the “Notice to Appear” document.
“They said, ‘You guys issued it to them so we’re accepting it,’” Moran told me. “It doesn’t make sense.”
Judicial Watch, a conservative legal watchdog group, confirmed through an unnamed high-level source within the Department of Homeland Security that illegals were allowed to board jetliners in El Paso without identification.