The numbers are staggering. In the Rio Grande sector of Texas, almost 20,000 illegal immigrants were detained in the final two weeks of June. Those numbers tapered off to close to 8000 per week in the beginning of July, but the fact remains: in a one-month period, between 30,000 and 35,000 illegal immigrants were apprehended in that one sector alone.
Now, those people are starting to get shipped all over the country. As has been reported, many receive a notice to appear in immigration court. Best of all: the TSA now accepts those notices to appear as identification for purposes of boarding a plane. As Brandon Darby reported Friday:
Illegal aliens are being allowed to fly on commercial airliners without valid identification, according to the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC). “The aliens who are getting released on their own recognizance are being allowed to board and travel commercial airliners by simply showing their Notice to Appear forms,” NBPC’s Local 2455 Spokesman, Hector Garza, told Breitbart Texas.
“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,” said Garza. “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. The Notice to Appear form has no photo, anyone can make one and manipulate one. They do not have any security features, no watermark, nothing. They are simply printed on standard copy paper based on the information the illegal alien says is the truth.”
Spokesman Garza continued, “We do not know who these people are, we often have to solely rely on who they say they are, where they say they came from, and the history they say they have. 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 that anyone can easily alter or reproduce themselves.”
If you think terrorists aren’t taking advantage of this chaotic situation, you’re hopelessly naive.
P.S. I saw some Obama shill over the weekend say that this was the result of Republicans’ failure to address immigration reform. She didn’t explain how. Can anyone explain this to me? You don’t have to agree with the argument; just tell me what it is. How is a refusal to grant amnesty to people who crossed the border illegally . . . causing a flood of new illegal immigrants to cross the border? What is it, that without amnesty Democrats won’t give us that awesome border protection that would prevent this from happening, or something? I honestly don’t get it.