Federal agency considers American moms bigger terror threat than foreigners boarding planes without identification
On Friday it emerged that the TSA was allowing illegal aliens to fly on commercial airliners inside the U.S. without verifiable identification. As long as the individual was able to produce a Notice to Appear form, they were allowed to board the plane.
A TSA spokesperson immediately took to social media to deny the report, claiming media outlet Breitbart had lied about the story. However, the National Border Patrol Council (NBPC) obtained a statement from the Border Patrol union which revealed that the TSA had reversed the policy in the aftermath of the Breitbart story.
“TSA employees at Laredo International Airport notified Border Patrol agents last night at 11 p.m. local time that a new policy was in place that would not allow illegal aliens to fly solely using an I-862, otherwise known as the Notice to Appear form. TSA employees stated they will allow illegal aliens who had been released on their own to travel with a foreign passport or ID in addition to an I-862. We’re grateful that TSA has fixed this lapse in security, even if they won’t acknowledge it publicly. Our fear is that those who don’t study history are doomed to repeat it. In the worst case scenario, our commercial transportation system could have been exploited, as it was by illegal aliens nearly 13 years ago.”
The policy reversal proves that the TSA has once again been caught lying to the American people in an attempt to cover up its malfeasance. This latest scandal arrives months after it was revealed that the federal agency followed a State Department directive to spare members of the Muslim Brotherhood traveling to the US in 2012 a TSA pat down or any kind of secondary screening.
Contrast this with how TSA agents treated working mom Nicole Moberg, who travels five days a week as a sales director for a medical company and has to pump milk for her 7-month-old son while on the road.
Traveling through San Diego International Airport, Moberg was subjected to an hour long interrogation and inspection while TSA agents individually screened 50 bags of breast milk which they removed from two one-gallon Ziplock bags.
Moberg said an officer told her “if you just put this all in one jug, it would have been fine.”
“That makes a lot of sense,” Moberg said sarcastically. “I’m going to go around to my meetings with a jug of milk?”
Perhaps Moberg should count herself lucky that she wasn’t forced to drink her own breast milk from all 50 bags to prove that it wasn’t an explosive, a procedure suffered by innumerable other travelers.
The juxtaposition between the two examples points to only one conclusion – that the TSA sees American mothers’ breast milk as a bigger potential terror threat than foreigners boarding planes without having to show identification.
Despite the fact that the TSA is supposed to protect America from terrorists, its own policies are now clearly serving to put the country at agreater risk of being hit by a terrorist attack. There can be no greater reason than this to immediately move to shut down a federal agency that is clearly having a detrimental effect on America’s national security.