In a shocking revelation on Friday by a public-interest group that investigates and exposes government corruption and abuse, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) permits illegal aliens with no photo identification to bypass airport security in order to board passenger aircraft.
American citizens, legal immigrants and legitimate visitors to the United States in the name of anti-terrorism must endure long lines, intrusive security measures and an invasion of their privacy at the hands of minimally-trained and often inarticulate Transportation Security Administration officers in order to board commercial airline flights.
But in order to more easily transport the tens of thousands of illegal aliens from Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador to temporary housing and makeshift living quarters in a number of U.S. states, the Obama DHS has decided to forgo security measures for people who have broken U.S. law just by being in the country, according to a report by Judicial Watch, a nonpartisan watchdog group based in the nation's capital.
These illegal aliens are mostly coming into Texas from Mexico and security personnel and resources are being overwhelmed to the point of being forced to enforce their primary function: to stop illegal entry of foreigners and contraband, including drugs and drug traffickers, according to a large number of sources including outspoken Border Patrol agents.
To ease the load on federal and local resources in Texas, President Barack Obama and members of his administration are transferring the so-called Unaccompanied Alien Children or UACs, estimated to be more than 53,000 by the White House's count, to other parts of the country, including Florida, Nebraska and Massachusetts.
Judicial Watch's Corruption Chronicles reported that many of UACs are traveling -- paid for by taxpayers' money -- on commercial airlines to their temporary housing facilities. Most of those traveling possess nothing in the way of valid identification and yet they are boarding airplanes with small slips of paper handed to them by bureaucrats, Judicial Watch's Homeland Security source claims.
“They are catching airplanes at EP Airport, TSA is letting them go around security,” a DHS official warned Judicial Watch. “No picture ID, just a slip of paper.” As a result, the passengers, some of whom are in their late teens and sporting gang tattoos, are not being properly screened and their true identities are not being confirmed.
"It’s not unreasonable to conclude this could present a national security threat," state Judicial Watch officials.
Anyone who has traveled by air knows that after the Sept. 11, 2001 Islamic terrorist attacks, American citizens and legal residents must possess photo identification, obtained from an acceptable government agency, before boarding a flight leaving any airport within the United States.
Judicial Watch officials state that:
"Exempting illegal immigrants whose true identities are unknown to federal authorities seems irrational to say the least. In the last few weeks [Judicial Watch] has reported, based on information provided by inside government sources, some of the desperate measures taken by the administration as it tries to cope with the barrage of UACs. From the start the influx created an out-of-control disaster with jam-packed holding centers, rampant diseases and sexually active teenagers at a Nogales facility."